About Us

Welcome to Scoil Mhuire, Borrisokane.

Scoil Mhuire was originally The Boys School, which was built in 1949. Following an amalgamation with the Convent National School, we opened our doors, as a co-educational school, to pupils for the first time in 1997. The school has an established and proud tradition of teaching and learning. It has been the starting point of education for many people in Borrisokane. We are situated close to the town centre.

In Scoil Mhuire we aim to provide a happy, secure, caring and respectful atmosphere. We are a school which believes in the value of every child and adult who enters our doors. Our purpose is to know all our pupils well and focus on them as individuals. We intend that each child feels special and valued about themselves. We believe that positive educational experiences are central to a child’s learning journey.

We praise and encourage each child to believe in their own ability to achieve. Hand in hand with their academic learning goes their Social Personal and Health Education and wellbeing. Your child’s happiness is central to the ethos of Scoil Mhuire Borrisokane. We can offer your child an exemplary positive start to their educational journey.

Scoil Mhuire is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Bishop of Killaloe, Fintan Monahan. We are an inclusive school, open to children of all faiths and none.

Our School Code

De réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin.

Mighty castles are built from tiny pebbles.

Green Schools

Our children are taught to respect school property, nature, waste, energy, water consumption and their carbon footprint. We have four Green Flags in Scoil Mhuire and our co-ordinator Ms. Helen Kennedy has applied our fifth flag which focuses on Biodiversity. We will be looking at steps which can be taken in our school to increase awareness of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats, and to increase species-richness in our locality.

Amber Flag

The Amber Flag is a mental health initiative designed to help our school promote positive mental health within our educational system. It is the first of its kind in Scoil Mhuire and it is placed in a prominent position outside the front of our school flying at full mast acknowledging the great achievement of inclusive practise in our school.

Our School Crest

Our school is representative of all aspects that we take pride in. It was derived from the pupils and chosen by our pupils. The key represents the knowledge and experiences all children will unlock while on their learning journey in Scoil Mhuire. It also represents the Diocese of Killaloe. The three children jumping represent the mindful, fun, active and involved learning style we promote in Scoil Mhuire for the teaching of all pupils. The hurley and ball represent the sport in our school and local community. The tree of knowledge represents the curricular and extra-curricular subjects taught to our children.

Enrolment 

Please download the Enrolment Application and forward it to Scoil Mhuire, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary or email it to borrisokanens@gmail.com

Staff

Ms. Gillian Cleary Junior and Senior Infants Teacher
Ms. Denise Shouldice 1st and 2nd Class Teacher
Ms. Aisling Spillane 2nd and 3rd Class Teacher
Ms. Patrice Murray 4th Class Teacher
Ms. Helen Kennedy 5th and 6th Class Teacher
Ms. Sarah Leahy Principal and SET Teacher
Mr. Thomas Clarke Deputy Principal and SET Teacher
Ms. Lorraine Flannery SET Teacher
Ms. Áine O’Donnell SET Teacher
Ms. Patricia McMahon SNA
Ms. Maureen Hobbs SNA
Mr. John Griffin Caretaker

Board of Management

The Board of Management upholds the ethos of the school spirit.
The members of the board are:

ChairpersonPaul Dooley
SecretarySarah Leahy
Treasurer/Teacher RepresentativeThomas Clarke
Parent RepresentativesJohn Kelly and Samantha McMahon
Community Representatives Geraldine Quigley and Sean Power
Patron RepresentativeTeresa Brennan