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About Us

Scoil an Linbh Íosa opened on 18th January, 1988 as a replacement for the previous parish primary school, Ballydevitt N.S. We are co-educational under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Raphoe. There are currently 237 pupils enrolled from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. The school is governed by a Board of Management which comprises of 2 patron nominees, 2 parent nominees, 1 teacher nominee, the Principal and 2 community nominees. Our current teacher allocation is 9 Mainstream, 3 SEN Teachers and an Administrative Principal. We have 4 posts on our Special Needs Assistants allocation together with a part-time Secretary and part-time Caretaker.

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Our School Ethos


The school aims to prepare pupils for life by enabling them to make the best possible use of their inherent and potential capabilities including physical, mental and spiritual skills. Self-esteem is fostered by the valuing of pupils, by a willingness to listen and understand and by a positive view of learning as a shared journey. 

A spirit of mutual respect and inclusiveness is promoted and pupils are taught to appreciate and respect all people regardless of differences including nationality, religion or disability. The needs and particular circumstances of the pupil are considered at all times. Religious education is provided for pupils in accordance with the doctrines and traditions of the Catholic Church.

The quality of the relationships between management, teachers, parents and pupils enhances the educational partnership and a sense of community is fostered between them. The importance of parents/guardians as educators of their children is recognised and valued and close contact is maintained between school and home. The school also encourages links with the wider community.

School Hours

The school hours are as follows:

Doors open at

9.20 a.m. to receive pupils.


The official school times are:

9:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Junior & Senior Infants);


9:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (All other classes)

Morning Break: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Lunch break: 12:45 – 1.15 p.m.

Procedures and Information
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