School Staff 2017/ 2018

Ms. Tracey McBride - Principal and Special Education Teacher
Mrs. Naomi McCormick - Deputy Principal and 4th, 5th and 6th Class Teacher
Mrs. Rose Burke - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Teacher
Mrs. Pamela Masterson - Junior and Senior Infant 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 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
  • Drama
  • Gymnastics
  • Sport

School photo 2016/ 2017

Involving parents in school

HSE Flu guidelines

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

Welcome back!

We will be welcoming all the children on Friday 1st September. 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. We would also like to wish Mr. George Simmons all the best in his new post in Raphoe. 

Summer Holidays

School will close on Tuesday 27th June for summer holidays. We wish you all a very happy summer break. 

Be Active ASAP

Following on from the success of our recent Active School's Week, Mr.Simmons is coordinating the Be Active ASAP programme. If you have volunteered to help out you will be contacted to confirm this. Let us know if you want to be added to the volunteer list! Remember the programme is open for pupils from 1st- 4th classes. 

School Closure

School will be cloed on Monday 6th March to facilitate staff training. 

Grandparent's Day

Don't forget Granparent's Day will be celebrated in the school on Wednesday 1st February. We welcome all grandparents to the school for a prayer service, making crosses and refreshments. We would love to see as many grandparents as possible!

Guest Tea

We will be hosting our Guest Tea on Friday 17th February. Please contact the office if you can host a table. Everyone is welcome and we would love you to support and have as many tables as possible filled. 

Well done!

A huge well done to all the children on their wonderful performances in the school Christmas concert. There are plenty of photos to view on the Events page. Remember school will close at 12:30pm tomorrow Thursday. We would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. 

Christmas Concert

The Christmas concert will take place tonight, Tuesday 20th December. Could all children please be at the hall for 6:30pm as we will be starting at 7pm sharp. 

Blue Friday

This Friday (18th November) is Blue Friday in the school. This closes our Anti- Bullying Week and pupils are invited to wear something blue. 

Anti- Bullying Week

We are celebrating Anti- Bullying Week in the school this week. We are doing lots of interesting activities. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for details. 

Christmas Concert Change

Our Christmas concert has been changed to Tuesday 20th December. 

Halloween Holidays

Remember the school closes tomorrow, Friday 27th October for Halloween holiday. We hope all the children and parents have a lovely break. We will see you all again on Monday 7th November. 

Cycle Training

3rd- 6th classes completed their cycle training today. 1st and 2nd class will complete theirs tomorrow, Friday 27th October. All children need a bicycle and a helmet. 


Gaelic coaching beginning tomorrow (Tues 20th Sept), remember to dress appropriately and bring a coat with a hood. 

Back to School

School will reopen on Thursday 1st September. We look forward to seeing all our new and returning students! 


Retirement function

A reminder that the retirement function for Mrs.McConnell is on Friday 24th June. Mass at 7:30pm with tea and entertainment afterwards in the Community Centre. We look forward to seeing pupils, parents, past pupils and members of the wider community there. 

Staff training

School will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday 22nd June for staff training. 

Walk to school

We will be walking to school on Thursday 19th May. Children will assemble at the Community Centre at 8:50am and we will leave at 9:00am. Don't be late!

May Break

School will be closed from Monday 2nd April to 6th April inclusive. School will reopen on Monday 9th April. 

Easter Holidays

School will close at 12:30pm on Wednesday 16th March for Easter holidays. We will reopen on Monday 4th April. We hope you all have a very enjoyable break. 

School Closures

School will close at 2pm on Wednesday March 9th to facilitate staff training. 

New Parents Tab

Have a look at our new parents section of the website where you will find lots of relevant information. 

Mid-term break and election 

School will be closed Thursday and Friday 18th and 19th February for mid term break. School will also be closed Friday 26th February for the General Election. 


Enrolment Forms

Enrolment forms are available to download from the Blog page. Please fill out all three forms and return to the school by 5th February. 


School Closure

Halloween Holidays - School will close on Friday 23rd October 2015 & re-open on 2/11/15
Christmas Holidays - School will close on Tuesday 22nd December @ 12.30 pm & re-open on Wed 6th January 2016


We welcome our new Parish Priest , Fr. Michael Porter.

School Calendar

The 2015 2016 school calendar has been updated on the calendar page. Other important events will be added as they arise. 

Welcome and welcome back!

We would like to welcome our new Junior Infants to the school and also welcome back our returning pupils.