About us

Burncourt National School is situated in the village of Burncourt Co. Tipperary. Our school is located on a large site consisting of an abundance of playground space, a sensory garden, a pitch and a large astro space which was opened in 2022. 
There is a vast amount of space for the children to enjoy at break times. The Community Council kindly allow our school the use of the community hall.

In 2018 our school became a six teacher school. Our small classroom numbers allow the children to take part in many different activities such as  the BT Young Scientist exhibition, Seachtain na Gaeilge, GAA, Christmas play, Irish dancing, Tin whistle lessons, Tag rugby, Yoga, Drama, Quizzes, Active Week, Athletics, Soccer, School tours, Green Schools, Active Schools, Amber Flag and Health promotion activities.  Our school caters for all of our children's talents and strengths. 

In September 2017 our school opened an AS class called the Purple classroom. Our second AS class will open this September.

Burncourt NS is under the patronage of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore. The Catholic religious programme 'Grow in love' is taught in all classes. Children of all faiths are welcome to attend Burncourt NS. 

Our school continues to flourish under the guidance of our teaching staff: Ms. Sarah Walshe (Principal), Mrs. Marie Slattery (Deputy  Principal), Ms. Annette Meaney (Assistant Principal), Ms. Christina Blake, Mrs. Claire O' Gorman, Ms. Maureen Murphy, Ms. Jean Walsh and Ms. Ailish Ryan (Shared from Dualla NS) 

In 2013 & 2014 Mrs. Helen Russell and Mr. Pat O' Callaghan retired after many years of dedicated work in Burncourt NS.

Our school aims to create a happy and welcoming environment for all.

School Uniform in Burncourt NS

Tracksuit: Navy round neck jumper and navy tracksuit bottoms (no brand names), blue polo shirt and runners. The school crest is available from the school at a price of E2.50.

School uniform: Navy jumper/cardigan, grey trousers/skirt/pinafore and a blue shirt/polo shirt, royal blue tie, flat school shoes (please only send shoes with laces if your child is able to tie their own laces).
Stud earrings and a watch (a plain watch, not electric, fitbit etc) are the only form of ear/face/neck jewellery allowed in order to minimise the risk of accidents.

Our opening hours are 9.00 - 14.40. Infant closing time is 13.40. 
Small break: 10.30am - 10.40am
Lunch: 12.15pm - 12.45pm

The class allocations for the school year 2023/2024 are as follows:

Junior and Senior Infants: Ms. Sarah Walshe (Yellow classroom)

First and second class: Ms. Niamh Harris  (Blue classroom) 

Third and fourth class: Ms. Jean Walsh (Orange classroom)

Fifth and sixth class: Ms. Maureen Murphy (Green classroom)

Special Education Teacher: Mrs. Marie Slattery (Rainbow classroom) & Ms. Ailish Ryan (shared from Dualla NS)

AS class: Ms. Niamh Morrissey  (Purple classroom)

SNA staff: Ms. Bridget Kiely, Ms. Roisin Keane, Mrs. Mary Murphy and Ms. Anna Carty

Secretary: Mrs. Emma Russell

Bus escorts: Ms. Mary Connolly and Mrs. Caroline Gleeson

Internal caretaker: Ms. Ryan and Ms. Lawton

Ms. Roisin Howard is employed by Burncourt NS to cover Ms. Walshe's Principal release days and the release days of four other local Principals.

Staff 2023/2024

Ms. Sarah Walshe

Mrs. Marie Slattery
Deputy Principal

Ms. Annette Meaney
Assistant Principal

Ms. Maureen Murphy

Ms. Jean Walsh
Ms. Niamh Morrissey

Ms. Niamh Harris

Ms. Christina Blake

Ms. Ailish Ryan

Mrs. Claire O' Gorman

Ms. Anna Carty

Mrs. Emma Russell

Ms. Roisin Keane

Mrs. Mary Murphy

Ms. Bridget Kiely

Ms. Laura Cooney

Our Chairperson of the Board of Management is Mr. Maurice Fehilly

Our Board of Management consists of: Maurice Fehilly, Sarah Walshe, Maureen Murphy, Marcus Staunton, Valerie Walsh, PJ English, Carmel Butler and Richard Power.

We are very grateful to our Boards of Management, both past and present, for all of their hard work within our school.

Burncourt N.S. is a Co-Educational National School under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Waterford & Lismore committed to promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual.

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