aboutSt. Ailbe's NS
Mission Statement and Ethos
St Ailbes National School is a Roman Catholic School (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and other people.
The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils inthe Catholic Church.
St. Ailbe’s National School Emly is a Catholic Primary School under the Trusteeship and Patronage of the Archbishop of the Diocese of Cashel and Emly.
St Ailbe’s NS strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure learning environment where the self-esteem of each child will be enhanced and the educational, spiritual, moral and cultural needs of each child are identified and developed.
While St Ailbe’s NS is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also gives due recognition to children of all other religious beliefs and none.
St Ailbe’s NS promotes excellence in teaching and learning and encourages all children to have respect for diversity, environmental awareness and appreciation of our community.
Message from the principal
Welcome to our website!
St Ailbe’s National School is located in Emly, Co Tipperary. It caters for boys and girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. We also have 3 special ASD classes. Our school is an all inclusive school where every child is valued and welcome.
We are involved in a range of extra curricular activities like sports, drama and music. St Ailbe’s National School has grown significantly in the last three years. We endeavour to foster a caring environment where all children’s strengths and talents are recognised and cultivated.
Have a look around our website to see our news and what our classes have been getting up to recently!
Principal: Mrs. Michelle O’Brien
Deputy Principal: Ms. Paula Hartigan
Junior Infants: Ms. Carol Moloney
Senior Infants; Ms. Emma Kelly
1st and 2nd: Ms Rachael Guilfoyle
3rd & 4th Class: Mr. Joseph Hennessy
5th & 6th class: Ms. Paula Haritgan
ASD Room Teachers:
Réaltaí; Mr P O Shea
Spraoi; Mrs H Kennedy
Íontas; Mr. D O’Halloran
SET: Miss A. Hurley, Miss L. Mullane, Ms. A. Lynch
SNA: Helen Mc Auley, Maureen Ryan, Elaine Renahan, Jillian Heuston, Ann Marie Durcan, Jane Sheehan, Deirdre Ryan, Aisling O Connor, Caroline Renehan
School Secretary; Brigid Sheehy
School Caretaker: Noel O Brien
Board of Management
Mr. Pat Hennessy – Chairperson
Michelle O’Brien – Principal and Secretary
Paula Hartigan – Teacher’s Representative
Catherine Quish- Treasurer
David Byrne – Father’s Representative
Carol Breen – Mother’s Representative
Seamus Walsh – Community Representative
Fr. Bernie Maloney – Patron’s Nominee
Navy trousers, pinafore or navy skirt
Pale blue polo shirt
Navy cardigan or navy crew neck sweatshirt
School tracksuit for PE days/ Training days;
Navy jumper; school crests available to buy from the office at €5 each
Runners allowed with tracksuit
Infants Home-time: 1.30pm
General Home-time: 2.30pm