Well it’s that time of year again... It’s ‘Back to School!’ We hope you all had a wonderful summer break with plenty of fresh air and fun adventures. We have been very busy in school over the holidays. Francis Hoey and his wonderful team of dedicated builders have replaced the heating system in the ‘old’ part of the school so we’ll all be cosy and warm for the winter months ahead.

The Parents Association have been extremely generous and provided each classroom with superb new storage cabinets. Margaret Reilly from Grand Design Kitchens and her team are busy fitting and installing the units. The Parents Association have also provided us with much needed new blackout blinds in each room. This will make a huge difference in viewing the IWBs. The children will have no excuse they couldn't see all their homework on the board!! We are really most grateful to all who fundraised, sponsored and took part in the Strictly Come Dancing evening as these new additions will make a huge difference to the workings of the classroom.

Term begins next Thursday 28th August and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone back to school. We are especially excited to welcome our new Junior Infants and their parents. As discussed at our open day back in June, the Junior Infant day will begin at 9.30am on Thursday and Friday and they will finish at 12 noon on both of these days. The Junior Infant children will then revert to the normal school day on Monday 1st September, 9.20am until 2pm.

Very much looking forward to seeing you all bright and breezy on Thursday morning,

Rebekah Rafferty.

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I would like to warmly welcome you to Stackallen National School.  We are a rural school with a wonderful, vibrant and outgoing philosophy.  

In our school we strive to create a happy safe and child centred education.  To do this we rely on the support of all our parents without which we could not succeed.  We therefore look forward to working in partnership with you in the interest of your child’s all round learning and personal development. 

We have a wonderfully talented staff ( see School Structure) who are fully committed to ensuring that each child reaches their full potential while in our care. 

We operate an open door policy so please do not hesitate to talk to me or any member of staff should the need arise.

Beir bua agus beannacht,

Rebekah Rafferty, 

** View our Whole-School Evalution Report ** 

(Carried out by inspectors of the Department of Education and Skills in October 2012 )