Class: Juniors

Welcome to our new Juniors.

A big welcome to our new Junior Infants. We hope you enjoy your time with us. From left to right Gretta Duff, Benji Driscoll, Mary Cross, Megan Galvin and Darragh Daly.  

Summer Holidays

And that’s a wrap… We hope everyone has a enjoyable and safe summer. See you all in September!!!

Quirke’s Newsagents Book Donation

St. Finian’s National School would like to say a massive thank you to Coleman Quirke from Quirke’s Newsagents in Caherciveen who visited the school today (22nd June), along with Roz,  to donate a new book to every child. Quirke’s Newsagents are celebrating 40 years in business and Coleman has very kindly donated €7000 worth of… Read more »

School Attendance

As part of the Education Welfare Act 2000 (amended by the Child and Family Agency Act 2013) every child must attend school regularly up to sixteen years of age or complete at least three years education in a post primary school whichever comes later. As a parent, you must let the school know if your… Read more »

Planting Sunflowers

Many thanks to Paula and Eric Bilby who came and planted sunflowers with the children on Friday (15th June). It was a great experience and the children really enjoyed it. We look forward to many colourful sunflowers in our gardens this summer. Advice from a Sunflower: Rise, Shine and Hold your Head High.

Tokens for Homework Journals

For the school year 2018/2019 the school will collect tokens in order to receive Lee Strand Homework Journals. One Journal will be received for every 10 Mighty Mikey Milk tokens collected. We would appreciate it if every family could start collecting. Thank you.

Primary School Sports Medal Winners 2018

Well done to all the children who participated in the Primary School Sports on Thursday 17th May 2018. The behaviour of St. Finian’s NS children was exemplary on the day. Congratulations to all the medal winners. All individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd winners will travel to Castleisland on Wednesday 13th June at 6pm sharp. Only first… Read more »


On Wednesday 23rd May, the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 115 landed in the Waterville GAA football pitch at 10am. The children got the opportunity to see the helicopter landing, meet the crew and get a guided tour of the helicopter. They got a water safety talk from the crew and also got to see a drone in… Read more »

Book Fair

We would like to thank all the parents and children for supporting our book fair this year. We are especially grateful to the parents who volunteered to run the book fair every morning. We raised a massive €1,283, which in turn gives the school €769.80 to spend on books. There was a great selection and… Read more »

Defibrillator Donation

On Friday 4th May, a new defibrillator was very kindly donated to the school. It is currently being housed in the office until an outdoor unit is installed. The safety of the school community has always been and remains a priority for the Board of Management of St. Finian’s National School. We are a extremely… Read more »