Our school is a co-educational, Catholic Primary School located in the village of Mooncoin.
In September 2016, Scoil Mhuire NS was formed following the amalgamation of the Boys and Girls’ primary schools in Mooncoin; Scoil Mhuire Lourdes BNS and Presentation Convent GNS.
We enroll boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12 and currently cater for 260 children. We have ten class teachers and three LS/RT teachers.
We are currently on two sites -
Junior school which caters for Junior Infants to 2nd class and a
Senior school which caters for for 3rd – 6th Class.
The school is under the patronage of the Archbishop of Ossory.
While Scoil Mhuire NS is a school with a Catholic
ethos, it also has due recognition for and welcomes all other religions. We welcome all children to our school,
regardless of religion and we hope that the education they receive is
reflective of virtues such as tolerance, friendship, honesty, compassion and
courage which we strongly promote.
As a school, the education we provide is
underpinned by a strong ethical and moral responsibility to the preparation of
children for their lives ahead and the opportunities and challenges they will
We adhere to the principles and aims of the Revised Curriculum and we hope that the education we provide is a good preparation for the children as they embrace the future while also providing them with knowledge understanding and appreciation of times past.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to Anti-Bullying and participate in Green Flag, Active Flag, Health Promotion and Science and Technology Awards.
The Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire N.S. is supported by an active Parent Association.
Mooncoin is a historic village in South Kilkenny in the valley of the River Suir along the busy N24. We are 10km north of Waterford City and 48km south of Kilkenny City.