St. Finian's N.S. is a Catholic ethos school, situated in the outskirts of the picturesque village of Waterville. There is a strong focus on creating an inclusive learning environment where children are given a broad range of educational opportunities. St. Finian's NS has a dedicated staff, well mannered children, a committed Board of Management and a supportive Parents Association. We hope you enjoy browsing our website.
St Finian’s N.S. aims to create a happy, safe, inclusive and nurturing environment that fosters a sense of belonging and wellbeing. We are a co- educational Catholic school which strives to develop the academic, spiritual, creative, personal and social skills of the child so that s/he may be better able to realise his/her potential as an individual and as an active member of society. While St Finian’s N.S. is a school with a Catholic ethos, we are also welcoming of other faiths and no faith. As a formal agent of education within the Catholic Community, this school models and transmits a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God. The policies, practices and attitudes of the school, therefore, are inspired by Gospel values. Our school motto is Déan do dhícheall i gcónaí, Always do your best.