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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How we celebrated Shrove Tuesday!

During Maths class today all the students learned how to measure out the ingredients for pancakes. This demonstrated a very practical application of weights and proportions. This useful Maths lesson was combined with a cookery one as the batter was made up and the whole school devoured the yummy pancakes for lunch. You can tell

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We celebrated World Book Day

The BFG, Hermione, Chase from Paw Patrol, a pirate, a crocodile, a unicorn, a princess and a skeleton all took part in World Book day at St. Matthias this year. The older classes read to the Junior classes and we had great fun playing musical reading chairs, making book marks and of course, reading our

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Annual Christmas Walk

Just before our Christmas break, we embarked on our annual Christmas walk around Ballydehob village. We walked over the 12 Arch bridge and had some fun in the playground. Of course we were all wearing our RSA safety gear. Unfortunately we didn’t reach the end of the rainbow, so we cannot say if the pot

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GDPR Policy

Data Protection Policy for ST Matthias National School Introductory Statement   The school’s Data Protection Policy applies to the personal data held by the school’s Board of Management (BoM), which is protected by the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)   The policy applies to all school

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Lest we forget

The Senior room led our assembly at St. Matthias Church. The olive tree, a gift from the Bishop of Cork and our art projects, symbolising peace not war were also brought up to the church as our way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending WW1


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patricks Day Parade theme this year was The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The School won first prize, many thanks to the Parents Association who came to the school and painted the cards with the children in early March. The Board of Management is very grateful to them and congratulates all on the wonderful

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Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes

Our pupils brought in shoeboxes, which we covered with festive paper and filled with all sorts of good things. They will go to enable less fortunate children in Eastern Europe and Africa to have something to open and some surprises to enjoy on Christmas Day. We hope that this gesture will spread some of the

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Our new reception area

Thanks to the work carried out at St. Matthias’ school during the summer, we now have a comfortable working area for our school secretary, Hilary. This means that parents can now come there if they need to see a teacher or drop in something for their child and it affords a measure of privacy which

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