St. Tola's National School is a co-educational Catholic primary school, which strives to provide a well ordered, caring, happy and secure environment where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed. While St. Tola's is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also shows due recognition for all religions.
St. Tola's will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.
St. Tola's will encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvement in the St. Tola's Board of Management and St. Tola's Parents Association.
St. Tola's will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to instil in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage responsible behaviour.
St. Tola's will promote gender equality among staff and pupils.
Deanafaimid iarracht Gaeilge a chothu mar teanga beo sa scoil. (We will strive to make Irish a living language in St. Tola's)
Principal: Ms. Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Deputy Principal: Ms. Clare Fitzsimons
Mainstream Teachers: Ms. Lisa Hackett, Ms Fiona Burke, Ms. Karen Riordan, Ms. Lorna O’Neill, Ms. Lorraine Connolly, Ms. Diana Fleming, Ms. Noreen Vaughan, Ms. Maria Hehir, Ms. Siobhan Kelleher
SEN (Special Education Needs): Ms. Edel Halliday, Ms. Clare Fitzsimons, Ms. Ciara Cleary, Ms. Amanda Corry, Ms. Alanna Hansbury (Sub SEN)
SNAs (Special Needs Assistants): Ms. Mary O’Shaughnessy, Ms. Sinead Duff, Ms. Aoife Dunn, Ms. Vivienne Raftery.
Ancillary Staff: Tracey Moran, Kevin O'Connor, Rima Strazdauskaite
Board of Management
The Board of Management of St. Tola's NS support the work of the principal and staff in ensuring a well-rounded education for the pupils in a modern and well maintained building, with proper resources to carry out the requirements of the Primary School Curriculum. The B.O.M. has overall responsibility for the school, including finance, maintenance, staffing and the development of the school plan.
The Board of Management meet on a regular basis (usually every month) to oversee and support the work of the school. The board members represent a variety of groups in the school community. The Board of Management has a four year term.
The Board is made up of eight people consisting of:
Mr. PJ Burke (Chairperson): Patron Nominee
Mr. Richard Stapleton (Treasurer): Patron Nominee
Mr. Mike O’Brien: Parent Representative
Nicole: Parent Representative
Ms. Mary Dunlea-Fitzgerald(Secretary): Principal
Ms. Lorraine Connolly: Staff Representative
Ms. Anne Germaine: Community Representative
Ms. Cathy Colgan: Community Representative
Classes begin at 9am
Small break 10mins
Junior/Senior Infants hometime