Meet the Team


We thought that we would give you an insight into why we do what we do!

Here you can read our Socratic Oaths; a personalised statement of our commitment to the young people and the community with whom we are fortunate to be with in our school.

Áine Sreenan | Teacher

To empower each student to say, in the words of Walt Whitman, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself’, and to use this confidence to live life in the learning zone.

Aisling O'Neill | Student Support Assistant

All children need is a little help, a little hope and a person who believes in them - Magic Johnson. I want to support, motivate and be there for all our students so that they feel positive, secure and happy in our school everyday.

Amy Kelly | Student Support Assistant

To be an advocate for students in reaching their full potential, developing their independence, and supporting and promoting their social development as they navigate their way through Secondary School.

Andrew Maloney | Deputy Principal

To help students realise their unique gifts and encourage them to share these gifts with the wider community. I hope to help create a nurturing school environment that encourages students to develop and be their best selves. Also, to encourage a lifelong love of learning, teamwork and sharing, echoing the words of Maya Angelou when she says, When you learn, teach. When you get, give.

Barry Devine | Teacher

I became a teacher because I wanted to pass on the passion I have for my subject area, to have an environment which allows students to explore, build and learn in the many areas of Technology.

Carol Flynn | Secretary

To ensure that the office is a welcoming and friendly environment for all students, parents and teachers. For the students to feel comfortable to call into the office in the knowledge that they will be treated with respect, kindness and empathy at all times. To inspire confidence in all parents that any requests made are dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

Claire Matthews | Principal

To spark curiosity in others, to engage and to connect, to learn and to facilitate learning that will support us to be our best selves as we journey through life together...

Deirdre Brennan | Teacher

I am a teacher because I aspire to inspire students to think for themselves critically, thoughtfully and responsibly. I like creating learning environments that are built on good relationships to allow creativity and independent learning to flourish.

Deirdre Cassidy | Teacher

I want to enable all students to become morally and ethically responsible members of society who think critically, act wisely and work skilfully with the desire to “make a difference”.

Gráinne Daly | Student Support Assistant

I promise to be that champion within the school environment.

"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be" - Rita Pierson

Niamh Martin | Teacher

To pass on my passion for languages and for learning about and appreciating other cultures in our community and in the world around us.
" Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things" - Flora Lewis

Phil Marillat Teacher

To create a fun and safe learning environment for students to grow into independent, understanding people. I believe school is about creating good people not just good learners.

Sinéad Groarke | Student Support Assistant

To motivate, encourage and support students in reaching their full potential. I’m passionate about helping students to be them best selves as we navigate this journey together.

Siobhán Lee | Teacher

To foster a learning environment where each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged, so that they may flourish. To model inquiry, risk- taking, collaboration, and resilience. Learning is an iterative process, and I will work to instil that inner discourse within each student. Everyone deserves many chances to dream, to learn, and to be successful.

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