Charity Work

Down Syndrome Ireland

Well done to our Student Council who held a Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. Thanks to very generous donations from the pupils of the school, €118 was raised for the worthy cause.

Clare Haven Christmas Appeal

There was a massive response to our Clare Haven Christmas Appeal. The Caherea community showed their true festive generosity by donating a huge variety of non-perishable goods and household items that will be invaluable to those who benefit from the tremendous work that Clare Haven do.


A Colours Day was held in the school in October to raise money for three local transition year pupils who will be travelling to Missionvale. The will be volunteering in many of the projects that were established there by Sr. Ethel Normoyle. Find our more about the wonderful work being done in Missionvale here –

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is a wonderful opportunity for us to help bring hope and kindness to those who need it most. The shoebox gifts go right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children; many of whom will receive no other gift for Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.

It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement – It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox !

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with children who have so little – It means so much to them.

Learn more about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal here.



In late September most of the pupils took part in the West Clare Cross-Country races. It was a wet, cold and rainy day. They competed in U8s, U10s and over 10s. Five people got through to the Clare cross-country finals in Lees Road. Nicole Griffin won her race in the U8s. The U10 girls came third in the team event. The over tens did very well with only 3 runners. Well done to all of the runners.

A huge congratulations to all those who took part and represented the school with great spirit and enthusiasm. Well done to those who won medals and trophies.

Thank you to all the parents who helped out on both occasions. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

Megan and Emma



Anti Bullying Policy

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s annual review of the anti-bullying policy     

To Caherea School Community,

The Board of Management of Caherea National School wishes to inform you that:

  • The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation was completed at the Board meeting of 02.10.2019.
  • This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist set out in Appendix 4 of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools. 

Signed:  Maureen O’Haire                                                             Date 03.09.2020

Chairperson, Board of Management

Signed:  Maolíosa Quinn                                                                 Date 03.09.2020


Child Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding Statement

To the community of Caherea N.S.:

The Board of Management of Caherea N.S. wishes to inform you that:

  • The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting of 02.10.2019.
  • This review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement” published on the Department’s ‘website

Signed: Maureen O’Haire                                 Date: 22.10.2020

Chairperson, Board of Management

Signed: Maolíosa Quinn                                    Date: 22.10.2020

Principal/Secretary to the Board of Management


Our school policies are crucial to safe and effective running of our school. Our policies can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Some support material is linked under the various policies.

Healthy Eating Guidelines

Child Safeguarding Statement

Code of Behaviour

Anti-Bullying Policy

Safety Statement

Data Protection Policy

Admissions Policy

Attendance Policy

Acceptable Usage Policy

Head Lice Prevention Policy

Protected Disclosure Policy

School Improvement Plan

SPHE Whole School Plan



Physical Education Whole School Plan

Student Council

Caherea N.S. is very proud to have an active Student Council that lead much of what is great about the school. After an open discussion with the pupils it was decided that the Student Council would be be the 6th class each year so that every child would get the opportunity to be on the council. They have a suggestion box to ensure everyone has a voice and a wonderful noticeboard to communicate their actions and plans. Here are some of the activities that they have led in the school:

Active Homework

The school has made a tremendous effort at completing their active homework supplied by the Clare Sports Partnership. It has been wonderful to see the children getting more than the 60 minutes of exercise everyday! Well done to all and to the Active Committee for demonstrating the exercises each day.

Sos Gaeilge

Every Wednesday the pupils speak as much Irish as they can during sos time. Pupils from the junior yard are allowed on to the senior yard to speak with the older boys and girls. It is a great initiative and it is increasing  the amount of Irish been spoken about the school.

Green Activities

In order to keep our school environmentally friendly, the Student Council have introduced Litter Pickers and Light Monitors to ensure that we recycle properly and reduce our electricity usage. The are also going to implement the Climate Action Plan that was created by the senior room.

Active Yard Leaders

Each day during the months of March and April, pupils from the senior class prepare games and activities for the junior class at lunch time. It is great to teach the children fun games and to see everyone being active together.

Theme Days

The Student Council decide on theme days for certain Fridays of the year. In December they raised money for Down Syndrome Ireland by having a Christmas Jumper Day. In January they added much life to the school by holding a Crazy Hair Day.



Below you will find the newsletters from throughout the school year. The newsletters are a chance for us to share the great work being done by everyone in the school, congratulate all those who have participated in the various school events and thank those who have helped us throughout the year.









Newsletter October

Newsletter December

Newsletter February

Newsletter April

Newsletter June