A happy learning environment in which each child is encouraged, respected and cherished

Managed by the Board of Management under the patronage of the Church of Ireland, St. Matthias’ has had a long tradition of education in West Cork, since it welcomed its first pupils in 1827. At St. Matthias’ we prepare pupils for life by treating each one as an individual, identifying and fostering their particular skills and talents and encouraging them to reach their potential. What pupils experience in primary school will form the basis for lifelong learning and the values, interests and memories they will bring with them into adult life.

Message From The Principal

At St. Matthias’ School we provide an environment in which each child is expected and enabled to achieve his/her potential. Team work and collaboration are encouraged so that pupils learn to work together and to help each other.

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Our School Ethos

This Church of Ireland School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected, irrespective of gender, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual ability.

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School Board

The Board of Management is one that brings a wealth of experience to the governance of St. Matthias. Since coming to office, the Board has shown a collective determination to improve all aspects of school life and ensure its growth.

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In the footsteps of Michelangelo

As part of an art project, our teacher told us about the amazing Sistine Chapel in Rome and how Michelangelo painted it. He had to lie on his back and work by candlelight! We decided to try it out and see how easy it would be. So we attached paper to the underneath of our

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How we celebrated World Book Day

For World Book Day the children enjoyed dressing up and talking about their favourite books. As part of our peer writing whole school project, we worked on writing and illustrating a book of short stories. Each junior room student was paired up with a senior class member. The younger student thought up a story, the

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We foster and encourage a love of music and art

We had a busy start to February in school. On February 5th the whole school travelled to Abbeystrewry NS to sing with Peter Stobart. Afterwards we went to the Uillinn arts Centre in Skibbereen to engage with a children’s art exhibition currently on display. Art in Action is an interactive multi media exhibition that invites children

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Well done Sadie!!

Sadie Budd in 2nd class wrote an essay “The best Christmas ever” and her story was published in the Southern Star (Bantry magazine issue) along with those of other students – great examples of West Cork’s budding literary talent. Well done Sadie, we are so proud of you!  

Delicious Christmas Treats

All the students played a role in baking, decorating and selling delicious shortbread biscuits at the Ballydehob craft and art fair 2019. Special thanks must go to our SNA Kate who helped make the dough with the students. The Junior room cut all the different festive biscuit shapes and the Senior room decorated them wonderfully.

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Light and Shadow

The pupils of the Junior room were fortunate enough to visit  Sharon’s studio in Ballydehob recently. She showed us around her light filled studio where we examined all her sea scapes and other pieces of really cool art. We all experimented with various objects  casting shadows on her art work.  Sharon explained all the different features

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