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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Learning Orienteering Skills

On the 29th of September St Matthias 5th and 6th class children took part in the autumn orienteering event for West Cork primary schools. The event took place in the community grounds of Schull, using the new orienteering map of the area. This was a great introduction to the adventure sport of Orienteering. The course length was approx.

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Our newest pupils

We were delighted to welcome our new Junior Infants class in September and hope that their time with us will be very happy. We hope they will reach their highest potential whilst at the same time building memories and forming friendships that will last a lifetime.  

Fond Farewells

Message from Principal for students transitioning to Secondary School Mr Ian Haseldine, Principal had the following message for our four graduates this year: “We would like to wish our 6th class boys Fergus Crockett, Isaac Solomon, Curtis McMurray and Samuel Richards the very best in their transition to secondary school. St. Matthias is proud to

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Congratulations to the Senior Class at St Matthias NS who took the Bebras Challenge. The Bebras challenge is a worldwide, computer based maths problem solving test for children. The contests are composed of a set of short questions called Bebras tasks. These tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about Informatics, but are clearly related

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St. Matthias welcomes the new 2014 – 2015 academic year with enthusiasm and optimism. Thanks to the tremendous work done by members of the board, teachers, parents, parishioners and a host of supporters, the outlook has seldom been brighter. Over Summer, we were pleased to record a significant increase in applications with the result that

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Giving pupils the chance to expand their knowledge of everyday life beyond the classroom is one of the things dear to the heart of St. Matthias. Pictured, accompanied by their teachers, is a group of pupils getting to know what life is like on a Schull Community Inshore Rescue Service (SCIRS) inshore rescue boat under the watchful

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