Scoil Mhuire NS 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 (2022-2023) cater for 279 children. We have eleven class teachers and four SET 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.
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.
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
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.