A welcome Note from the Principal

Welcome to the St. Maelruain’s COI National School website. St. Maelruain’s N.S. is located opposite the Tallaght Leisure Centre in Kilclare Avenue, Jobstown. Our school is a child centred and fully inclusive national school which strives for academic excellence and aims to foster the holistic development of each student. At St. Maelruain’s everyone is encouraged and supported to reach their full academic and social potential. We aim to create a culture in which children are safe and happy in the school environment. St. Maelruain’s provides the students with a variety of learning opportunities and initiatives in the academic, cultural and sporting areas. We view parents and the wider school community … Read More >>

Fun and Learning in the Classrooms

A great achievement. 5th and 6th Class along with Mrs Molloy completed their first marathon after 8 weeks of running in school and then completing the final mile in Morton Stadium, Santry on 29th November 2017. 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.

Forensic Science in the Classroom

The boys and girls in 5th and 6th Class turned their attention to exploring the world of forensics that is so commonly seen on our favourite TV shows. Following a lengthy discussion surrounding the work and role of a forensic scientist in modern society, the boys and girls took their own fingerprints and examined them for specific characteristics. We discovered that some fingerprints had clearer outlines than others. The children are looking forward to using some of what was learned this week in next week’s lesson to solve a mystery using the clues a forensic scientist would have at hand.

Last Day of Term

The staff and pupils of St. Maelruain’s had a busy last day of term. We had a special assembly to award full certificates for those that had been present every day this term. During this assembly we sang some traditional Christmas Carols and also wished three special pupils a Happy Birthday as they celebrate their birthdays over the Christmas holidays. Following assembly this morning, we had a very exciting visitor to each of the classrooms in the form of Santa Claus. The staff of St. Maelruain’s wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016 when we hope to see everyone back in the classrooms with renewed spirits … Read More >>