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

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...

Building Buddies 1st Visit

Building Buddies 1st Visit

This week 6th Class began their Building Buddies Programme with Scoil Aonghusa in Cashel. This is a fantastic programme which they are really excited about. The kids that travelled this week really enjoyed their visit and can't wait for their turn again! [gallery...

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

We celebrated Safer Internet Day in school yesterday. This is an EU initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially younger people. Over 100 countries took part in this event. The children got wristbands promoting safer use of the internet and took...

5th Class Science Trip

5th Class Science Trip

5th class were invited to a Science workshop which was run by Transition Year students from the Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel. The children got the opportunity to carry out 8 different experiments that were designed in association with Abbott Vascular in...

Spring Sensory Walk

Spring Sensory Walk

Ms.Tierney's Class went on a Spring sensory walk recently. They really enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine!

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