School Staff 2018/ 2019

Ms. Tracey McBride - Principal and Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Naomi McCormick - Deputy Principal and 5th and 6th Class Teacher
Mrs. Rose Burke - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class Teacher
Mrs. Pamela Masterson - Junior, Senior Infant and 1st Class Teacher
Mr. Bernard Walsh - Visiting Special Education Teacher
Ms. Catherine Doherty - Special Needs Assistant
Mrs. Helen McMenamin - Secretary

Our School Ethos

St. Safan's school has a Catholic ethos and as such the Catholic faith is lived and shared throughout the school. Our faith is passed on to the children through prayer, in the Liturgy of the Mass, in the preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation and in the programmes of Religious Education. Our faith permeates the daily life of the whole school and is cross-curricular. 
While our school is Catholic in ethos we respect and value other faiths. 

Our Mission Statement

In St. Safan's we endeavour to provide a safe and healthy environment in which pupils feel secure and confident. 
Intricsic and core to our educational policy is our Christian outlook and emphasis will be laid on the spiritual development of the children. 
In our teaching, we will provide as many opportunities as possible to the children to help them develop socially and emotionally. 
Creative expression through music, visual arts and language development, will be fostered throughout the school. 
We will promote their physical development through swimming, football, games, drama and free play. 
Our school is the focal point in our community and we hope to foster a love of local history and encourage the children to enjoy and appreciate our Irish culture in a European context. 
In St. Safan's we encourage the involvement of parents through home/ school links and through the involvement in St. Safan's Parents Association. 

School Times:

School begins for all children at 9.20am.
Children may be left at school from 9.10 am, but not before this.
School ends for Infants at 2pm and for all other classes at 3pm.
In the interest of Health and Safety of all children, please follow the guidelines sent home with each child on Day One.

Activities in St. Safan's

In St. Safan's we take part in many different activities throughout the year. These include:
  • Swimming
  • Tin Whistle
  • Singing lessons
  • Guitar
  • Bricks 4 Kids
  • Hip Hop
  • Céilí Dancing
  • Shared Education Project

New Junior Infants 2018/ 2019


6th Class 2018/ 2019

School Closed

A reminder that school will be closed on Monday March 18th. 

Lifestart Course

Lifestart are running a course in the school called Shaping Ourselves and Our Children. This course is open to the whole community, not just our parents. If anyone is interested in attending please contact the school. 

Enrolment Form

An updated enrolment form is available to download in the Parents section. The form is also available from the school. Our enrolment week will be held in February. 

Break the Rules

On Thursday 15th November we will be breaking all the rules! Have a look at the fundraising page for more information. 

Christmas Concert

Our annual Christmas Concert will take place in Doneyloop Hall on Thursday 20th December. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

Welcome back!

We will be welcoming all the children on Friday 31st August. We are especially looking forward to seeing our new Junior Infants. We are all looking forward to an exciting new year at St. Safan's. 

HSE Flu guidelines

Please click the link below for advice from the HSE regarding sesonal flu for schools.