A Welcome Note from the Principal

Welcome to the website of St. Maelruain’s, Church of Ireland, National School. St. Maelruain’s N.S. is located opposite the Tallaght Leisure Centre in Kilclare Avenue, Jobstown, Tallaght. St. Maelruain’s is a child centred and fully inclusive national school which strives for academic excellence and aims to foster the holistic development of each and every pupil. St. Maelruain’s ensures that each pupil reaches their full academic and social potential.

Caught Being Good winner for May

We aim to create a culture in which children are safe and happy in the school environment. St. Maelruain’s provides the pupils with a variety of learning opportunities and initiatives in the academic, cultural and sporting areas. We view parents and the wider school community as our partners in enabling pupils to enjoy and fully participate in the learning process and the sporting/ cultural/ scientific initiatives hosted by our school.

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at our school, please download the pre-enrolment form and send it to our administration office via email or post. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fun and Learning in the Classrooms
Yesterday (15th February) 35 children from 3rd to 6th Classes competed at the South Dublin County Council Cross-Country race

The children at all class levels are engaged at present in lots of fun and interesting projects. The teachers are delivering the curriculum in a variety of different ways.

We at St. Maelruain’s welcome and encourage parents’ contributions to the learning process at school through a constructive and structured programme.

Recent Activities

This week is Active Week. We have engaged in lots of different activities from science experiments to Ultimate Frisbee and Sports’ Day. It has really been an incredibly enjoyable week. (Click on the word “active” to see all our activities). School tours also took on the theme of being active this year with 3rd to 6th Class engaging in water-based activities at Bay Sports, Athlone and Junior Infants to 2nd Class enjoying themselves at Rathbeggan Lakes.

During the past two months, we have had numerous events and activities take place in the school. At the beginning of March, the children took part in Book Week which coincided with World Book Day. During the week we held a highly successful Book Fair and as a result, the teachers have been able to order new novels to be used as part of the literacy stations in each classroom. Following Book Week, the children changed gear completely and the focus centred around Science and Engineering. Engineer’s Week asked the children to think a little outside the box and certainly, the inventions that were created as part of the Engineer’s Challenge is proof that we have some very talented and creative young people in our midst. Last week, saw the senior pupils in the school take a visit to Keeling’s Farm in Co. Meath and become TV stars on Ireland AM. Life in St. Maelruain’s has been so busy over the past two months that everyone is certainly looking forward to upcoming Easter holidays.