A PRIMARY School in South Tipperary has received a positive Whole School Evaluation (WSE) by a Department of Education Inspector.
Scoil Mhichíl Naofa is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cashel and Emly. The school participates in Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS, Rural), the Department’s action for educational inclusion. The attendance levels of the 118 pupils are “very good”, states the report. “The school is strongly committed to the promotion of environmental awareness and care and is currently working towards the award of a fourth green flag in the Green Schools initiative.”
The following are the main strengths of the work of the school: The board of management is strongly committed to the school and is praised highly for itsactive consideration of the pupils’ educational and pastoral care needs.The quality of leadership provided by the principal and in-school management team is excellent. The management of pupils is exceptional and the teaching staff responds sensitively to the pupils’ needs. The principal and teachers are commended for their ability to engage in school selfevaluation and the achievement of improved standards in literacy and numeracy. The pupils participate with enthusiasm in learning activities and they demonstrate pride in their work.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.