St. Oliver’s
national school

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Latest News About The School

Update on Run around Ireland

Update on Run Around Ireland: Over the past 3 weeks Ms. Power's & Ms. Dunne's class have racked up enough kilometres to get to the Blarney Stone. Ms. Power's class having ran 241 km & Ms. Dunne's class having ran 211km. Ms. Rowe's class are well on their way...

Our Favourite Sport

We conducted a survey on the different types of sport preferred by the children in our school. Many children partaking in lots of different sports outside of school! We have a very energetic bunch of children in our school!

Run Around Ireland Challenge

Our school has committed to the 4-week ‘Run Around IRELAND’ challenge. It is a great way for pupils to learn about Ireland’s most famous landmarks, and to bring learning outdoors.It supports the Athletics strand of the PE curriculum and gives pupils the opportunity to...

Local Sports Partnership

We have received some Sports Equipment from The Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with the HSE. We have access to the equipment for a number of weeks. The Go for Life Games include sports that can be played in singles, pairs and on teams. The Senior Room had a...

Whose got the Moves!!

The senior room got very creative last week with some serious dance moves. They were put to the test during P.E and had to recreate different dance moves. Each group did a fantastic job, it was impossible to choose a winning group- so they all won!!

about us

Vision Statement

We, the teaching staff of St. Oliver’s National School, work to create a happy, inclusive learning environment where children feel safe and secure.  They experience tolerance and respect towards them, their peers, adults and the environment.  We encourage our children to be co-operative and well behaved and to have a diligent approach to their learning.  We aspire to all our children reaching their full potential and enjoying a positive sense of self-worth, of their belonging and a willingness to embrace new challenges in their lives.

It is the policy of this school, through consultation with, and the co-operation of, all interested parties, to provide an effective educational environment, which will encourage each child to fulfil his/her full potential in a caring and supportive surrounding.

What Parents Are Saying

“My husband and I couldn’t recommend St. Oliver’s National School highly enough. Without question the staff being the schools absolute biggest and best asset.

These teachers have had a hugely positive effect on my children.

I don’t know of any other school in the area that offer such fantastic extra-curricular activities, such as walks to the beach, trips to the local café and beach clean-up days.”

Niall & Clare Cunningham

“St. Oliver’s has a very safe and welcoming environment for our children to learn and grow.  We are lucky to have such kind and dedicated Teachers.”
Rose & Michael Sherriff

“Duncannon N.S. is a small school but it packs a big punch.  We have three kids attending the school and they are thriving. The teachers know all the students by name and all the students know each other. It’s this community spirit that helps and encourages children to want to do well.

We are very proud of the school and are very thankful that it’s on our doorstep.”

Noel & Catherine Lynch

our classes

A Teacher For Every Class

Ms. Power

Ms. Power

Principal & Teacher

Ms. Power is our 4th, 5th and 6th class teacher.
Ms. Power is also our Principal.

Ms. Walsh

Ms. Walsh

Deputy Principal & Teacher

Ms. Walsh is our Junior and Senior Infant teacher.
Ms. Walsh is also our Deputy Principal.

Ms. Dunne

Ms. Dunne


Ms. Dunne is our 1st, 2nd and 3rd class teacher.

Ms. Chapman

Ms. Chapman


Ms. Chapman is our Special Education teacher.

for parents

All You Need To Know

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Please have a look at our Enrolment Pack to know where to start and find all the answers to your questions.

Do not hesitate to download this document and keep it at hand.


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