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. St. Patrick’s Day Break

    March 16 - March 17
  2. School Closure-March 18th

    March 18
  3. Communion

    March 21
  4. Confirmation – School Closed

    March 25
  5. Easter Holidays

    April 3 @ 12:20 pm - April 20 @ 12:20 pm

School News

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...

Boston Scientific Raise €35,000 for Sensory Garden

Boston Scientific Raise €35,000 for Sensory Garden

We were delighted to be presented with a cheque from the employees of Boston Scientific for €35,000 last week. The employees organised many events to raise theses funds. We are so grateful for the huge effort and their generosity. The money was raised so that the...

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