St. Oliver’s
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Number Hunt

February has been a busy month for us in the Infant classroom. We have been learning about so many new things. We spent the last few weeks working on our numbers in Math and last Friday we got to do a Number Hunt around the school- It was great fun!


The children are using their brilliant IT skills to help learn Gaeilge. Each week the children get the opportunity to work through their own profile in the app, ‘duolingo’. The children get to work at their own pace and learn new phrases and vocabulary each week.


World Book Day is on THURS the 2nd of March Check out this website for some home- made costume ideas There are some really nice video books & activities to enjoy together...

Art in the Infant Room

Junior and Senior Infants have been very busy the last few weeks, learning about lots of new things with Ms Furlong… But we think that Art has been the most fun. From making African sunsets with animal silhouettes, to using the pointillism technique on African animals...

The Titanic

The Senior Room have been busy learning all about the Titanic. Last week in art the pupils drew the Titanic. Now they are busy constructing their own 3-D Ships from recycled Materials, check out their work in Progress. Watch this space for the finished...

Christmas Plays

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class worked incredibly hard to put on a great show for all the parents. Junior and Senior Infants performed, 'Born in a Barn'. First and Second Class performed, 'Santa is Sick'. It was a great night and all the...

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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