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Upcoming Events

Grandparents Day

Grandparents are invited to the school this Friday 31st January 2014.  All classes will visit the school hall to make St. Brigid's Crosses with visiting grandparents.  Refreshments will be served from 12.20 - 1.00 pm. The school choir will also be performing.  

The class time schedules are approximate and as follows;

Junior Infants - 11.00 am - 11.20 am                      Senior Infants -  11.20 am - 11.40 am

1st Class -  11.40 am - 12.00 noon                           2nd Class -  12.00 noon - 12.20 pm

Tea will be served from 12.20 pm until 1.00 pm

3rd Class  - 1.00 pm - 1.20 pm                                   4th Class -  1.20 pm - 1.40 pm

5th Class  - 1.40 pm - 2.00 pm                                   6th Class   - 2.00 pm - 2.20 pm

School Choir will be performing from 2.20 pm - 2.30 pm

Irish Autism Action Mobile Phone Recycle Appeal

We are still taking part in the mobile phone appeal.  Each phone donated is placed in an envelope with your name, address and phone number. This in turn is entered into a yearly draw to have "YOUR UTILITY BILLS PAID FOR ONE YEAR".  If you require an envelope, fill in the form and we will send an envelope home with your child.  Please return your envelope to the school office as soon as possible as we are nearing our target to obtain either an iPad or lap top for the school.  

Battle of the Books

Four of our 6th class pupils will participate in the final of Battle of the Books on Tuesday 4th February 2014.  This event is taking place in Carndonagh Library during school hours.  We wish them the very best of luck.

Foyle Credit Union Quiz

Four of our 6th class pupils will participate in the Foyle Credit Union quiz on Monday 3rd February 2014. This event is taking place at 7.00 pm in Redcastle Hotel.  We wish them the very best of luck.

Enrolment for academic year 2014 - 2015

Application for Enrolment for the forthcoming academic year 2014 - 2015 is now available to download from this website under the Enrolment Category.  Fully completed forms together with your child's Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate must be returned to the school office on or before Wednesday 19th February 2014.  Enrolment forms can also be collected from the school office.

Gaelic Blitz

The 5th class pupils will be participating in a Gaelic Blitz on Tuesday 28th January 2014 in Greencastle Community Centre.  This blitz will take place during school hours.  We wish them the very best of luck.

Swimming Lessons

The swimming lessons for academic year 2013 - 2014 are now completed.  

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week takes place from Sunday 26th January until Sunday 2nd February 2014.  In conjuntion with this, Scoil Eoghain will be attending mass on Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 11.00 am in St. Pius X Church.  Other events will be organised by class teachers during this week of celebration.

School History

Catholic primary education in the town of Moville was previously catered for by St. Brigid's Girls National School and St. Joseph's Boys National School.

In 1996 these two schools were amalgamated to form Scoil Eoghain.  Scoil Eoghain was accommodated on two separate sites until 2008 when temporary, same site accommodation was provided on the site of the "old boy's school".  This allowed for the building of the new school where St. Brigids had previously stood.  The school community moved into the new building in November 2009.


Scoil Eoghain is under the Patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Derry.  We identify as a Catholic school and strive to ensure a Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of school life.  As a formal agent of education within the Catholic Community, the school models and transmits a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The school aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil, including his / her relationsip with God, with other people and with the environment.

Vision / Mission Statement

Scoil Eoghain Moville promotes the holistic development of the child including academic, physical, moral, emotional, spiritual, aesthetic, cultual, social and personal development and thereby enabling the child to see himself / herself as a unique individual who presents himself / herself as an active and responsible citizen in society.

Scoil Eoghain - (present day)

Scoil Eoghain currently has an enrolment in excess of 225 pupils and a staff of17 including teachers, SNAs and ancillary staff.  Our state of the art eight classroom purpose built school stands proudly on Bath Terrace Lane.  As well as modern classrooms, our school contains a very generously sized multi-purpose school hall, a fully equipped I.T. suite, a state of the art schol library and resource rooms.  Our school grounds contain a number of tarmacadam football pitches and an enclosed basketball court.

Classes in Scoil Eoghain

Having eight purpose built classrooms ensure that each class level can receive classroom instruction aimed exclusively at their class level all the time.  Our junior cycle are catered for in our downstairs classrooms and third to sixth classes are taught upstairs.


Here at Scoil Eoghain, sport is very important to us.  We aim to participate in as wide a variety of sports as possible.  We believe that there are many positives to sport for young people.  It encourages fitness, healthy living, team participation, social skills and also of course sporting skills.  Scoil Eoghain is involved in all local leagues and competitions in both Gaelic and Soccer whilst striving to increase the divertsity of sports locally.  

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Children in Scoil Eoghain are offered many different extra-curricular opportunities.


These include as follows:-

  • Swimming classes
  • French classes
  • Cookery
  • Dance classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Football coaching
  • Gaelic coaching
  • Pottery
  • Science club
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Music classes
  • After School Clubs (Literacy & Numeracy)

and many more.  The school also caters for regular visits from specialists and experts in a variety of fields.

Home / School Communication

It is the policy and practice of Scoil Eoghain to maintain regular and consistent communication between home and school.  This is achieved using a number of methods.  "Scéalta" our monthly newsletter, keeps all the school community well informed.  Parents are invited to sign up to our text system to recieve updates and reminders regarding school events.  Our school website documents all major events and has lots of information about our school.

A parent / teacher meeting will be held once a year.  Parents are also free to make an appointment with a teacher, at a mutually convenient time, outside of the parent / teacher meeting.

Our home school co-ordinator Miss McMahon is also available to talk to parents.  Having a permanent HSCL within the school also provides for smooth transition onto second level.

Parents Association

Scoil Eoghain has a very effective and active Parents Associaion.  It is with the assistance of the good work and diligent fundraising of the Parents Association that the school continues to be at the forefront of well resourced education.