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Upcoming Events

Enrolment for academic year 2016 - 2017

Enrolment forms for the forthcoming academic year will be availble for downloading from 12 noon on Tuesday 19th January 2016.  The deadline for receipt of enrolment forms for academic year2017 - 2018 is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2nd March 2017. 

Open Night

The Open Night for prospective parents will be held in Scoil Eoghain on Tuesday the 16th February 2017 at 7.30 pm.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents' Day will take place next Tuesday 31st January between 9.15 am and 12.30 pm in the school hall. Grandparents and other family members are invited to come into the school to have a chat with the children and to help them with a few activities mainly making St. Brigid's Crosses. 


9.15 am - 9.45 am Junior Infants

9.45 am - 10.15 am Senior Infants

10.45 am - 10.45 am 1st and 2nd class

11.00 am - 11.30 am 4th and 5th class

11.30 am - 12.00 noon 5th and 6th class

12.10 pm   The school choir will perform.

Tea/coffee and refreshments including some home baking from 6th class wil be available throughout the day.

We are looking for donations of rushes for making the crosses and would be more than happy to take donation of baked goods also.

 Mid Term Break

Scoil Eoghain will be closed on Monday 20th February until Friday 24th February (inclusive) for the mid-term break.  The school will re-open on Monday 27th February.  Enjoy the break!

World Book Day

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2017.  Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school from the 8th March until the 15th March 2017.  More details will follow closer to the time.

Irish Dancing

The 1st and 2nd class pupils will receive Irish Dancing instructions from Sheila McLaughlin commencing on Monday 6th February for a five week period.


3rd & 4th class have commenced Yoga with Ciara Masterson.  These lessons will take place over a five week period.


Junior Infants, 1st, 4th and 6th have commenced Drama lessons. They are receiving instruction from the Balor Arts Centre.  These lessons will take place over an eight week period. 

Swimming Lessons

The swimming lessons for academic year 2016 – 2017 are now completed.  Well done to the boys and girls who improved so much.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal & Saint Vincent De Paul Food Collection.

We wish to thank all those who contributed to our Christmas Shoe Box appeal.  Due to your generosity, we received 126 shoe boxes making it a great success.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to our food collection. We received generous donations of non-perishable food, making our Christmas collection a great success.  

Catholic Schools Week

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week a number of 6th class pupils have the opportunity to attend the Derry Diocesan Mass will will take place on Thursday 28th January 2016 at 10.00 in Saint Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.


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 234 pupils and a staff of 22 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 nine 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 second 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:-

  • Breakfast Club
  • Swimming classes
  • Drama workshops
  • Football coaching
  • Gaelic coaching
  • Choir
  • Athletics
  • Skip/Hop coaching
  • Parent & child Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Rugby

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 took place in November 2014.  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 Ms. Anne Lafferty 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.