St.Abbey's/Glantane N.S.

Be Nice, Be Kind, Be Tolerant

Welcome from Mrs. Foley, Principal

A Thuismitheoirí agus a Cairde go léir,

Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta An Gleanntáin. “Be Nice, Be Kind, Be Tolerant’’ is our school’s motto. Our school was built in 1952 and officially opened by the Bishop of Cloyne in 1953.  Teachers, parents, S.N.A.’s The Board of Management and ancillary staff are all partners in our children's education. We place major importance on  co-operating with and communicating between all the school’s stakeholders. Home-school links are intrinsic in creating a child centred learning environment for our children in order for them  to reach their full potential academically and socially in a nurturing and caring environment. 

We aim in Glantane N.S. to provide a school environment that challenges our pupils to learn and to question , caters for the full and holistic development of every child and praises achievements, no matter how small, so as to build confidence and self-esteem. Mental Health and Well Being of pupils and staff is a priority for our school and we will do everything in our power to nourish and protect this part of our school life. We see every child as a valued individual and tailor the curriculum to ensure that they have a positive experience of the Primary School Curriculum. We also strongly promote community links in our school by linking the school to that of the wider community and local environment.

Glantane N.S. is a welcoming, happy and inclusive school, where everyone works together for the benefit of the pupils who attend here. Glantane N.S. offers a wonderful  opportunity for children to enjoy their primary education in a friendly, welcoming and pupil-centred environment. 

We aim to promote confidence in our pupils and equip them with the necessary life skills to develop them  as a person on their journey through life. We are blessed here in Glantane N.S. to have a hard working, dedicated, kind, fun loving and talented staff, so your child will have opportunities to be “the best person that they can be” during their time here with us in Glantane N.S.

I truly see my role as Principal in Glantane N.S.  as truly an honour despite its many evolving challenges but I could not carry out my job without the support of my staff, pupils, parents and the B.O.M.   We, as a staff, are  very thankful  to work in a school community that is such a happy, caring and child focused hub of educational, social  and emotional growth nestled beside the Blackwater, under the foothills of Mount Hillary and St. Abbey’s Well.

Is Mise le Meas,

Maria Newman-Foley

( Teaching Principal) and all the  Staff of Glantane N.S.

Our School