Straide National School has 60 children in the school. We have three mainstream teachers, one learning support teacher, one shared resource teacher and a part-time SNA.
Straide National School is a Roman Catholic School (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil; intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.
The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.
Our Mission Statement
“To provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment which promotes confidence and self-esteem, to nurture children to achieve their full potential where the talents of the child are valued and respected; and to promote their personal, social, academic and spiritual development”.
More about Straide & its School
In 1880 there was a mixed school in Straide. It consisted of 120 boys and 130 girls. The children paid school fees. The teaching staff, at that time, was Michael O’Grady, Principal; Mrs Honora Langley, Assistant and Mrs Sarah Mullagh, Monitress.
Michael O’Grady came from Ballinculla and was the father of Mrs.McCann and Mrs.Lydon who taught in the girls’ school for many years until they both retired. (read more...)
50 years ago, 1964, on the 14th of September the pupils of Straide Boys & Girls primary schools vacated the old schools built in the1880’s and walked the short distance to the new primary school.
On Friday, September the 12th 2014 the school community celebrated this historic event. We invited back to Ss.Peter & Paul N.S., all past pupils and especially those who were pupils in September 1964. (read more...)