Scoil Eoghain is celebrating “Grandparents Day” next Wednesday 28th January 2015. We wish to invite all Grandparents to the school on this date between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm. During their visit Grandparents will be asked to help the children make St. Brigids crosses. Light refreshments will be prepared by 6th class pupils.
We hope to see you all there!!
Enrolment For Academic Year 2015 - 2016
An Application for Enrolment Form is now available for any parent/guardian who wishes to enrol their child in Scoil Eoghain, Moville in September 2015.
This form can be collected at the school office from 8.45 am to 3.00 pm, downloaded from our website www.scoileoghain.ie or by contact the school office on 074-9382951. All forms must be returned to the school together with a copy of the child's Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate or or before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 18th February 2015.
An Information Evening for parents/guardian of prospective enrolments will be held in Scoil Eoghain on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 7.00 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
6th class pupils will participate in the of Battle of the Books on Thursday 29th January 2015. This event is taking place in Carndonagh Library during school hours. We wish them the very best of luck.
Foyle Credit Union Quiz
Two teams of four will participate in the Foyle Credit Union quiz on Monday 2nd February 2015. This event is taking place at 7.00 pm in Redcastle Hotel. We wish them the very best of luck.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week takes place from Sunday 25th January until Saturday 31st January 2015. This years theme is Catholic Schools, Called to Serve. In conjuntion with this, a deligation of pupils will be attending mass in the Cathedral in Derry on Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 10.00 am. Other events will be organised by class teachers during this week of celebration.
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 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:-
- Breakfast Club
- Swimming classes
- Drama workshops
- Football coaching
- Gaelic coaching
- Skip/Hop coaching
- Parent & child Zumba
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 www.scoileoghain.ie 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.
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.