The school was built in 1910 and officially opened in November 1911. The building then consisted of two schools, with the girls' school at the front and the boys' school at the back each containing two classrooms divided by a folding partition. They had separate entrances. In 1949 a doorway was constructed between the two schools and they were amalgamated. Central heating was installed in 1971. Work began on an extension in 1997 and was completed by Easter of 1999 and the school acquired its current name Scoil Réalt na Mara in May of 1999. The school had a further extension built in 2019. A new classroom and link corridor were added to replace a prefabricated structure. We were also fortunate to receive approval to upgrade our emergency lighting and fire alarm system for the entire building during this project.

All About Our School

New Classroom Extension

An application for additional accommodation was submitted to the Department of Education on January 18 2016. The Board of Management have worked diligently throughout the process supported by the appointed consultants. We were thrilled in February 2019 that the build had finally become a reality. We feel extremely fortunate to now have a link corridor which was approved late in the process and a well finished classroom conducive to learning with plenty of storage. There were a lot of ooh’s and ah’s when the children first entered the room so it must be said, we have their approval. In addition, the school received funding to upgrade emergency lighting and the fire alarm to meet current standards.

 

The Parents Council kindly paid for 50% of their interactive board and the day before school started the staff happily assembled the flat packed furniture. It certainly has been an adventure engaged in by all. A true reflection of our wonderful school, the togetherness and the whole school community spirit.

The school was built in 1910 and officially opened in November 1911. The building then consisted of two schools, with the girls' school at the front and the boys' school at the back each containing two classrooms divided by a folding partition. They had separate entrances. In 1949 a doorway was constructed between the two schools and they were amalgamated. Central heating was installed in 1971. Work began on an extension in 1997 and was completed by Easter of 1999 and the school acquired its current name Scoil Réalt na Mara in May of 1999. The school had a further extension built in 2019. A new classroom and link corridor were added to replace a prefabricated structure. We were also fortunate to receive approval to upgrade our emergency lighting and fire alarm system for the entire building during this project.

End of Year BBQ

Each year the school hosts an annual end of year BBQ to celebrate 

End of Year Fun Day

The school was built in 1910 and officially opened in November 1911. The building then consisted of two schools, with the girls' school at the front and the boys' school at the back each containing two classrooms divided by a folding partition. They had separate entrances. In 1949 a doorway was constructed between the two schools and they were amalgamated. Central heating was installed in 1971. Work began on an extension in 1997 and was completed by Easter of 1999 and the school acquired its current name Scoil Réalt na Mara in May of 1999. The school had a further extension built in 2019. A new classroom and link corridor were added to replace a prefabricated structure. We were also fortunate to receive approval to upgrade our emergency lighting and fire alarm system for the entire building during this project.

School Tours

The school was built in 1910 and officially opened in November 1911. The building then consisted of two schools, with the girls' school at the front and the boys' school at the back each containing two classrooms divided by a folding partition. They had separate entrances. In 1949 a doorway was constructed between the two schools and they were amalgamated. Central heating was installed in 1971. Work began on an extension in 1997 and was completed by Easter of 1999 and the school acquired its current name Scoil Réalt na Mara in May of 1999. The school had a further extension built in 2019. A new classroom and link corridor were added to replace a prefabricated structure. We were also fortunate to receive approval to upgrade our emergency lighting and fire alarm system for the entire building during this project.

School self-evaluation was formally introduced into the Irish school system in 2012 as a collaborative, reflective process of internal school review, focused on school improvement. School self-evaluation further develops the school development planning process, and focuses it firmly on teaching and learning.

School self-evaluation involves reflective enquiry leading to action planning for improvement that is informed by evidence gathered within each school’s unique context. The process enables schools to use this evidence to identify meaningful and specific targets and actions for improvement that focus on teaching and learning practices.

some of our self evaluation initiatives 

Gaeilge

Plean Feabhsúcháin as Gaeilge 2019-2020. Fuair na múinteoirí tacaíocht ón PDST. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh na páistí taitneamh as an Gaeilge a labhairt agus go n-úsáidfidh na páistí frásaí agus briathra go nádúrtha sa rang agus sa chlós.


We are engaging in School Self Evaluation in Irish. We received support from the PDST. We hope the children will enjoy speaking Irish and that they will use phrases and verbs narurally in class and on the yard.

Digital Learning Framework

We are currently engaging with the Digital Learning Framework. We received support from a PDST facilitator, training and drafted our Digital Learning Plan in 2018/2019.

Chairperson: Joe Higgins

​Health & Safety Officer:Mairin Flynn

​Maintenance Officer: Frank Terry
Treasurer : David Lane
​Parent Council Liaison: Richard O'Connor
Recording Secretary: Suzanne Irwin
Principal: Eilís Casey

The Rev Fr. Pat Linehan

Scoil Réalt na Mara N.S.
Ballycotton
Co. Cork
Tel: 0214646068
Email: secretary@scoilrealtnamara.ie