Welcome to Clerihan National School

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Clerihan N.S. website. We are delighted to showcase our school news, achievements, learning and fun with you.

Clerihan N.S. is a vibrant Catholic primary school located in South Tipperary. We welcome children of all faith backgrounds to our school community. Our emphasis is on the holistic development of the child as a whole. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ – ‘There is No Strength Without Unity’ highlights our commitment to our whole school community and our ideal to ensure our school community works for the benefit of all.

Our school is supported by a fabulous team of professional and enthusiastic teachers and support staff. Our Board of Management and Parents’ Association work hard behind the scenes to support our school also. Our facilities include modern buildings and the latest educational tools that contribute to the development of our pupils.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website. You will find information on our school, its history, organisational and curricular policies as well as our classroom news, learning and fun-filled educational journey.

Upcoming Events

  1. Easter Holidays

    April 3 @ 12:20 pm - April 20 @ 9:10 am
  2. Easter Sunday

    April 12
  3. May Bank Holiday

    May 4
  4. May Closure

    May 8
  5. Staff Meeting Early Closure

    May 14 @ 1:50 pm

School News

Useful Links on our School Facebook Page

Useful Links on our School Facebook Page

We will be posting useful links on our school Facebook page on a daily basis during this enforced school closure. Information posted will be of educational benefit to children of all ages. Most of this information will include links to educational apps and websites....

Hurling Training Begins!

Hurling Training Begins!

It was fantastic to see almost 70 hurlers out training in the school yard today after school from 1st to 6th Class. Thanks to all the teachers for their help. We will be training every Tuesday after school from 2.50-3.30. Well done everyone and keep practising at...

February Assembly

February Assembly

We had our assembly for February on Friday morning to finish a very busy month in school. Senior Infants opened assembly for us with a prayer. We marked the birthdays for this month along with our Stars of the Yard. We also celebrated our Gaeilgeoirí na Míosa for this...

NCSE Whole Staff Training

NCSE Whole Staff Training

The school was closed today as an exceptional closure day to allow for whole staff training to take place in the area of special needs. Many thanks to Yvonne and Leah from the NCSE who were so helpful in leading today's course.

Charity Gig Raises €1,636 for Clerihan NS

Charity Gig Raises €1,636 for Clerihan NS

Thank you so much to the organisers of the recent Charity Gig. They raised €1,636 for our special classes. We are extremely grateful to them for all their hard work in organising the night. Thank you also to everyone who supported the night and to those who donated...

About Our School

Clerihan National school is a mainstream co-educational school. The original school was to be found on the Church grounds. This burned down and was replaced in 1944. It was replaced by our new school in 1996.

The village has grown rapidly in the last decade and so has the school!

Our school is now a bustling 7 classroom school with 201 children. We have an administrative principal, seven class teachers, three special education teachers, two special needs assistants and a full-time secretary.

Our school crest shows our identity. We are a Catholic school dedicated to the pursuit of learning and developing the whole child academically, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Our school motto ‘Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile’ or ‘Strength in Unity’ reflects how we approach everything with team-work and friendship in Clerihan N.S.

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

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Telephone: 052 6135400    –    Email: officeclerihan@gmail.com