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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We did Open Water Swimming

In June 2021 we were so lucky to get to go open water swimming in Cadagon’s strand in Schull for the week with the lovely Sarah Mc Knight. We really enjoyed it. Each room had their own hour of swimming every morning and it was wonderful to see how the pupils progressed over the week.

How we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day

We decided to make our own art in the school yard to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. The Juniors helped colour in the rainbow and we all coloured in “Là le Pádraig sona daoibh” . Pupils  in  the  middle  room  “donned  the  green  jersey”  and  we  think  they  all  look  great!

World Book Day

Everyone is so happy to be back at school, following 2 months doing schoolwork via the Seesaw platform. We all got dressed up as our favourite character and brought in our favourite books. We all got a chance to look at everybody’s book and listen to the other students talking about them.

Our Christmas Preparations

In the run up to Christmas, all in the Junior room were very busy. 1st class stitched their own Christmas socks and were delighted with their newfound skill. The junior infants were equally busy: wrapping presents, decorating our Santa grotto, thawing out frozen arctic animals by using their droppers and playing small world on our

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Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy   Parents, BOM, Staff and interested parties may access the complete text of the new ‘Child Protection Procedures’ from the Department of Education and Skills website www.education.ie   This document is a response to recent changes in legislation and takes account of the provisions of each of the following pieces of legislation.

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Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Bullying Policy   1.In accordance with the requirements of the Education(welfare) Act 2000 and the Code of Behaviour Guidelines issued by the NEWB, the Board of Management of St Matthias NS has adopted the following anti-bullying policy within the framework of the school’s overall code of behaviour. This policy filly complies with the requirements

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Our spooky Hallowe’en 2020

Wonderful costumes were on display for our Hallowe’en party at school before Midterm. The junior room did some lovely spider art to take home. It was great fun painting outside up on the walls instead of being inside. On the day of our party we had a spooky treasure hunt outside. The students worked in

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Autumn Show and Tell

The Junior room started off our show and tell season this morning. The topic was Autumn and all the children brought in lovely leaves, conkers, a raspberry bush, poems, pumpkins and illustrated drawings. Every child stood at the front of the room and explained so well and clearly what and why they close to bring

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