School Staff 2020/ 2021
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
Ms. Sara McGowan - 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 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:
- Tin Whistle
- Singing lessons
- Bricks 4 Kids
- Hip Hop
- Céilí Dancing
- Shared Education Project
The school calendar for the year 2020/ 2021 is available on the Calendar tab.
An updated enrolment form is available to download in the Parents section. The form is also available from the school and from the playschools.
Family members are welcome into the school on Friday January 24th from 1pm- 2pm to join in with some activities which are happening in each class.
Granparents Day will be celebrated on Tuesday January 28th. We would be delighted if family and grandparents could join us for a short prayer service on that day.
HSE Flu guidelines
Please click the link below for advice from the HSE regarding sesonal flu for schools.