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Board of Management

Posted by: | Posted on: January 9, 2014

Welcome to the Board of Management page.

The current Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire Sóisearach is comprised of 8 individuals with overall responsibility for the running of the school. They were elected in November 2015 and they will serve a four year term until November 2019. The board meets once a month to discuss various items relevant to the school such as finance, upkeep, staffing and teaching & learning.

Parents can contact the Board of Management through the office at or can contact the Parents’ Reps directly.

Posted by: | Posted on: April 10, 2019

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement

Attention Parents/Guardians,

Please be aware that the Board of Management’s annual review of the Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting on the 12/3/19.

Please click here to view the notification.


Posted by: | Posted on: May 2, 2016

Board of Management Vision for the next four years

The new  Board of Management met for a Saturday session to: become familiar with how the board is administered, how the finances work; and develop a vision for its work over the next four years.

  • Confidentiality of discussions and agreed reports are recognized. Protection of the identity of persons and their views at board discussions will be adhered to.
  • The question of Board as employer will be placed on an agenda.
  • The question of patronage and the ethos will be will be discussed in the context of the school admissions bill
  • The need to adopt specific strategies for relaying the information at the end of each meeting.
  • Data Protection and pupil information will get priority consideration.
  • Designation for the Chairperson to act in loco patron will be sought in writing in regard to the Autism Centre.
  • A strategy for getting staff and BOM members to sign off on policies
  • We will examine the The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 and consider the implications of it and the various different arrangements that are expected examining family law.
  • The wish list for expenditure will be considered.
  • A strategy for further engagement of parents; staff and pupils in BOM work.
  • Website contact number;
  • Weather contingency – Shelters and cover for wet mornings.
  • Development the yard facilities so that they are up to new school standard.
Posted by: | Posted on: May 25, 2015

Primary Online Database POD

The Department of Education and Skills is developing an electronic database of primary school pupils called the Primary Online Database (POD) which will involve schools maintaining and returning data on pupils to the Department at individual pupil level on a live system. The database will allow the Department to evaluate progress and outcomes of pupils at primary level, to validate school enrolment returns for grant payment and teacher allocation purposes, to follow up on pupils who do not make the transfer from primary to post primary level and for statistical reporting.


The database will hold data on all primary school pupils including their PPSN, First Name, Surname, Name as per Birth Certificate, Mother’s Maiden Name, Address, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, whether one of the pupil’s mother tongues is English or Irish, whether the pupil is in receipt of an Exemption from Irish and if so the reason for same, whether the pupil is in receipt of Learning Support and if so the type of learning support, whether the pupil is in a Mainstream or Special Class. The database will record the class grouping and standard the pupil is enrolled in. The database will also contain, on an optional basis, information on the pupil’s religion and on their ethnic or cultural background.

Parents in Scoil Mhuire have submitted the following data when they applied to the school. We have it on the school database already

Teacher/Class Name                                                                          Current Standard  Junior Infants   Senior Infants    First Class    Second Class    

Pupil Forename:                                             Pupil Surname:                                            

PPSN of Pupil      ____________________     

Pupil’s Date of Birth _________________     Pupil’s Gender:    Male                     Female           

Birth Cert Forename (if different from name above)    Birth Cert Surname (if different from name above) __________________________________________                                                                                        

Pupil Address                                               


                                           _____ _____                                                   


Nationality                                                                 (In the case of dual citizenship where Irish is one, please choose Irish)


This is information now required by the DES. We propose to upload it to the DES website by June 5th unless we hear from parents who do not want their information uploaded. 

Posted by: | Posted on: February 26, 2014




Posted by: | Posted on: February 17, 2014

Summary of Board of Management meeting 7th January 2014

Click here to read a full summary of the meeting.