Important Covid-19 Update 

Letter to principals from HSE Covid 19 Update


Child Safeguarding Statement Review 14-03-2019


New School Extension:

Good news for Glenderry NS.  The schools appeal for extra funding for our building extension has been successful. 

The Department has sanctioned an additional €47,000 for upgrades of our Main Electrical Panel and the School’s Air to Water heating system.

This extra funding, along with the initial grant of €229,000 brings the total to €276,000. 

Below is plan showing new extension of 1 classroom, 1 special education room and new assisted toilet.

New extension at Glenderry NS




The school will be having an Open Night for parents of children who will be starting Primary school this coming September.

The event is happening on Tuesday 13th February 2018 beginning at 5pm.  All welcome.










27 June 2016

School reopening on Tuesday 30th August 2016


  • Thursday 8th September – Pattern Day.
  • Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November – Mid Term Break.
  • Monday 14th November – Whole School Professional Development Day.
  • Christmas Holidays: Last day in school will be Thursday 22nd December.  School re-opening on Monday 9th January 2017.
  • Monday 20th to Friday 24th February (Mid-term break).
  • Friday March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Easter Holidays – Monday April 10th to Friday April 21st.
  • Monday May 1st – Public holiday.
  • Monday June 5th – Public holiday.
  • Summer Holidays: Last day in school will be Thursday 29th June 2017.


24 May 2016

Congratulations to Zara McGrath of 1st Class on taking First Prize in the  Dan Keane Memorial Poetry Competition 2016.  Zara will read her poem entitled “FIRE” at the special Award Ceremony in Listowel Community Centre on Thursday 2nd June.

FIRE (By Zara McGrath)


Sparks of neon orange

Flames of yellow gold

Like an angry animal

Very fierce and bold


Spreading fast

Blazing bright

In the dark

It’s such a sight


Touching it

Equals pains

Skin is red

Bursting veins


Colours of a lion

Angry fierce and bold

Very very VERY hot

And 5,000000 years old

16 March 2016

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Jack Flahive (Senior Inf.) and Molly Lucid (Junior Inf.) performing their add for Lee Strand “Cash For Schools” on Radio Kerry.


15 March 2016

Tuesday March 15th was Proclamation Day in all schools.  Scoil Naomh Erc had an assembly of all the children and staff in the school yard where the 1916 Proclamation was read. We also had our very own 2016 Proclamation read by the 6th class girls.  Mrs Crean raised the National Flag while the pupils sang our National Anthem.  It was a very important and enjoyable commemoration of  one of the greatest events in our history.  Some video highlights of our  commemoration  can be viewed on our “Videos” page.

3rd & 4th Class

3rd & 4th Class


Congratulations to the 3rd & 4th Class children – Winners of the 3rd and 4th class section of Comóradh 1916, “1916 History Project” from the Association Of Teacher’s Education Centres in Ireland.  Their project was a slide presentation of Ballyheigue in the 1900’s
The project can be viewed below.


3 February 2016

Wednesday February 3rd 2016 was Grandparents day at Scoil Naomh Erc.  The school hall was packed with Nans and Grandads for a special prayer service by Fr. Leane to mark the occasion.  The children sang and played to entertain the large gathering and everyone enjoyed the day. Members of the Parents Association were on hand to provide some very welcome refreshments. For some more pics from the day check out Gallery/Grandparents Day 2016.


    Grandparents Day 3-2-2016






8 January 2016

Welcome back and a happy new year to all. Hope the Christmas break was an enjoyable one and that the new year brings health, wealth and happiness to all involved in the school.  As you are aware, the school is having a Whole School Evaluation carried out next week by the Department Of Education and Skills Inspectorate.  The inspection will take place over three days starting on Monday 11th. On a lighter note, DVD’s of the 2015 School Christmas Concert will be available to purchase in the school office from Thursday 14th Jan at €10 each.


  School Christmas      Concert  2015


22nd December 2015

The final piece of the AstroTurf Pitch funding jigsaw was put in place on Monday night December 21st 2015, with the presentation of the Munster GAA Development Grant to the school.  Members of the BOM & PA were on hand to receive the €5000 cheque.


Gerard Pierce (Principal) receiving the cheque


Full group of grant recipients on the night

11 December 2015

This years Christmas concert took place on Friday 11th December starting at 10am.  A large gathering of parents/guardians, past pupils and members of the community attended the show.  All agreed the standard of performance was raised yet again this year. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work from all the staff and children. Checkout pics in Gallery/Christmas/Christmas 2015

12 November 2015

Thursday night November 12th 2015 was a big night for some of our best artists.  We had no less than eight prize winning entries in the 2015 Credit Union Poster Competition. As was said on the night, the standard was exceptionally high this year and prize winners should be very proud of their success in the competition.  Our prize winners were as follows:

From 1st class: – Zara McGrath; Mikayla O’Sullivan;  Jack Godley and Makayla Roche.

From 2nd class: – Shauna Casey and Jenna Lynch.

From 3rd class: – Peadar Hanlon.

From 6th class: – Laura Linnane.

Well done to all the children in the school who had entries in the competition.  See picture of winners in Gallery/Competitions/Credit Union Art 2015.

3rd November 2015

Kerryman – Halloween Short Story Competition

Boys and girls throughout the school were busy over the past few weeks writing stories for the Kerryman Halloween Story Competition.  Pens and keypads alike were overheating with activity as the frightful stories made their way from imagination to paper.  Stephen King must feel just a little bit scared by the terrifying standard of some of the offerings from the young authors.  From several hundreds of entries, a pupil from 4th class in Scoil Naomh Erc. took top prize in the 8-10 yr. category.  The proud winner was Xavier Collins and all in the school were delighted with Xavier’s great win.  This was the second year in a row that we have had a winner in the competition with Will O’Sullivan taking 1st prize in 2014.  The Kerryman called to the school on Tues. 3rd November to present Xavier with his prizes, a DVD Player and framed copy of his story published in the Kerryman Newspaper.  The school also received a 9″ tablet. Pics of Xavier with prizes in Gallery/Competitions/Kerryman Halloween Short Story ’15


23rd October 2015

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Friday 23rd October was a scary day in Scoil Naomh Erc, with witches,  zombies and headless monsters roaming the classrooms.  Our Halloween fancy dress was a screaming success with a very high standard of costumes in all classes.  The competition for best costumes in each classroom was extremely hard to judge but the teachers committee did pick winners and they were as follows.

Junior Infants – Ben O’Connor

Senior Infants –  Eli Collins

1st & 2nd class – Makayla Roche

3rd & 4th class – Rory Cantillon

5th & 6th class – Katelyn Leen

For pictures check outGallery/ Halloween 2015 

16th October 2015

Visit from Irish Army Officers to school

Two officers from the Irish Army called to the school to speak to the pupils about life in the army and to present the school with copies of the Irish Proclamation and a brand new Irish Flag.  The visit was part of the celebration of the Centenary of the 1916 rising next year.  The officers had a very lively question and answer session in the hall and had some pictures taken with classes outside afterwards.  To view pictures see Gallery/Army Visit


4th September 2015

The following is our School Holiday Schedule from Sep 2015 to June 2016.

8th September Pattern Day

Monday 26th to Friday 30th October Mid Term Break

Christmas Holidays: Last day in school will be Tuesday 22nd December
School re-opening on Thursday 7th January 2016.

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th February (Mid-term break)

Easter Holidays. Thursday March 17th to Friday April 1st.

Friday April 29th School holiday

Monday May 2nd Public holiday

Tuesday May 3rd School Holiday

Friday June 3rd School holiday

Monday June 6th Public holiday

Summer Holidays: Last day in school will be Thursday June 30th 2016
24th May 2015

Our Night At The Dogs fundraiser has come and gone and what a night it was.  Tremendous success with a huge crowd, superb racing and plenty of fun and games for the children.  Great credit is due to the hard working committee who really pulled out all the stops to make sure everything went smoothly on the night. A big thank you also to our very generous race sponsors, advertisers, dog nominators, all who gave donations to our fund and everyone who bough a ticket for the event, thank you all most sincerely.  Thanks also to Declan Dowling and all at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium for their assistance and guidance in running the event.  To view some pictures from the night check out Gallery/Night At The Dogs 2015

20th May 2015

Saturday next May 23rd will bring us to our long awaited Night at the Dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Tack Tralee. A huge effort has gone into preparing for this fundraising event, with board members, staff and the parents association all working together.  A combination of race sponsoring, advertising, dog nominations, raffle & ticket sales have all helped raise considerable funds, which will enable the school to proceed with the construction of an astro turf pitch at the rear of the school.  It is hoped that all who can, will come along and enjoy what will surely be a night to remember for our school community and friends. As well as 12 races, 2 of which are Buster races with prizes of €500 and €300 there will be novelty races for the children, bouncy castle, face painting and much much more.


30th January 2015

Well done to all teams from the school who took part in the Credit Union quiz on Sunday February 1st. Congratulations to our Un11 team who took the runer-up trophies.

27th January 2015

Confirmation class 2015

Please note the following:

  • Saturday February 7th at 7.30pm Mass – Pioneer Pledge will take place.


  • Tuesday March 10th at 8pm. – Parent’s Talk in Community Centre.


  • Wednesday March 18th at 7.30pm – Penance Service in the Church.


  • Tuesday March 24th at 11am. – Confirmation Ceremony.


  • Some spare jumpers are available to borrow from the school for Confirmation day should anybody require one, particularly children from 6th class.





· Please be reminded that the school is not open to receive children before 9.00am. Children arriving before this time are not covered by insurance on the school premises.

· School will be closed on Monday 8th December.




· Presents: as in previous years we would ask that the children refrain from giving Christmas presents to the teachers, as a general present is given by the Parents Association.
· Parent/Teacher Meetings – on Thursday 27th November from 3pm onwards. You will be allocated a time slot. Please contact the school if that time doesn’t suit.
· Basketball: Training for Girls from 3rd to 6th class will not go ahead on Thursday 27th November due to Parent/Teacher meetings. Training will be on Thursday 4th December instead. This will be the last training session until February 5th 2015. Any girls who would like to join please contact Ms. Supple.
· Shoeboxes. Thanks to all who gave to the Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2014. There were 85 boxes in total collected in the school. See school website gallery for picture.
· Science Week 10th to 14th Nov. All classes put an emphasis on science for the week. 5th & 6th class displayed their experiments to all classes in the halla. 1st & 2nd visited 3rd & 4th class and viewed their work. We hope this week will help the children think and work more scientifically.
· Book Fair. A sincere thanks to all who supported our Scholastic Book Fair. It was a great success with total book sales of €1,937. The school will now receive credit at 60% of this, which will give us books for the library to the value of €1,162.




  • This years Christmas concert will be on Friday 12th December at 10.00am.
  • Confirmation will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ballyheigue on Tuesday 24th March at 11.00am.



Parking outside buses once they have parked or in the bus spaces is dangerous and could lead to a serious accident. Please do not park in the spaces assigned to buses.




The following is the holiday schedule for the coming school year September 2014 to June 2015

  •  Monday 8th September Pattern Day
  •   Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October (Mid-term break)
  • 8th December (Holy Day)
  • Christmas Holidays:  Last day in school will be Friday 19th  December
  • School re-opening on Monday January 5th  2015
  • Thursday 19th & Friday 20th February (Mid-term break)
  • Tuesday March 17th  Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Easter Holidays. Monday 30th March to Friday 10th April
  • Monday May 4th Public Holiday
  • Tuesday May 5th
  • Friday 29th May
  • Monday June 1st  Public Holiday
  • Summer Holidays: Last day in school will be Tuesday June 30th



Grandparents Day 29th January 2013

Tuesday January 29th was “GRANDPARENT’S DAY” in Scoil Naomh ERc  Glenderry. A large number of pupil’s Nans And Grandads  turned up for the special prayer service and celebration of the important role grand parents play in the life of the children.  Fr Leane led the prayer service and Joan Barrett spoke about the importance  of grandparents in all the children’s lives. The parents association were on hand to provide tea, coffee and a range of scones and cakes.  The children had worked the past week writing poems, stories and favourite prayers for their Grandparents and these were all on display on the walls of the hall. The Grandparents really enjoyed browsing through these.  The day was a fantastic success and is sure to be repeated in future years. Some pictures from the day can be seen in the Gallery/Grandparents Day.


Visit From Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh

On 15th of December we had a visit from Deirdre Walsh of Radio Kerry.  She spent some time in the classrooms interviewing the children about their thoughts of Christmas and what they were doing in the Christmas concert this year.  Deirdre then recorded some christmas songs performed by the entire school  in the hall, accompanied by  their music teacher Ann O’Mahony.  The recordings will be broadcast as part of Deirdre’s Christmas Eve show on Radio Kerry at 2.00pm.  Pictures in Gallery/Christmas 2010.

Music Session

On June 18th, we had a séisiún ceoil with talented local musicians in the school hall. Many thanks to John Thornton, Tim Duggan, Kerry Barrett, Risteard Ó Fuaráin, Martin Magee, Seán Abeyta and Seán O Dwyer for giving up their free time voluntarily.

They provided inspiration to us all and our school musicians blended in well with them. We hope this can become an annual event to showcase the great work our music teacher, Ann Mahony, does with the pupils.  Irish music is an important part of our tradition and it is hugely important that we all do what we can to ensure its survival.  For some more picture taken during the session please check out the gallery.

Trip to the beach with Vincent Hyland

On the 27th May, we had a very enjoyable and informative visit to Ballyheigue Beach under the guidance and instruction of the very learned and entertaining Vincent Hyland.  His love of the sea was apparent to us all. See “Our Beach” in the gallery.