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Upcoming Events

Enrolment for academic year 2018 - 2019

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 year 2018 - 2019 is 12.00 noon on Friday 2nd March 2018. 

Grandparents Day

Grandparents' Day will take place next Wednesday 31st January between 9.30 am and 12.40 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. 


9.30 am - 10.00 am Junior Infants

10.00 am - 10.30 am Senior Infants

10.30 am - 11.00 am 3rd and 6th class

11.15 am - 11.45 am 2nd and 5th class

11.45 am - 12.15 pm  1st and 4th class

12.25 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 Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February for the mid-term break.  The school will re-open on Monday 19th February.  Enjoy the break!

World Book Day

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 1st March 2018.  Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character.

Irish Dancing

The 1st and 2nd class pupils will receive Irish Dancing instructions from Sheila McLaughlin commencing on Monday 19th February for a four week period.


Senior Infants, Ms. Lees 1st class and 5th class have commenced gymnastics.  They are receiving instruction from Declan Mulhern.


Gaelic -  The 2nd class pupils have commenced gaelic training. They are receiving instruction from John Gibbons.

Soccer – Ms. McDermott’s 1st class pupils have commenced soccer training. They are receiving instruction from Shane Canning.


Junior Infants, 3rd, 4th & 6th class will commence Drama lessons next Wednesday 31st January 2018. 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 2017 – 2018 are now complete.  Well done to the boys and girls who improved so much.

Catholic Schools Week

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week four 6th class pupils attended the Derry Diocesan Mass yesterday the 25th January in St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry.  This is the focal point leading up to Catholic Schools week.  Numerous other activities will be taking place to celebrate Catholic Schools week.

The children will also be attending a mass in St. Pius X Church, Moville next Friday 2nd February at 10.00 am to mark Catholic Schools Week within the parish.

Seachtain na nGaeilge

The school will be celebrating Seachtain na nGaeilge from the 12th March until the 16th March.  During this period there will be a number of events scheduled including the Céili and Trath na gceist (quiz).

An Céili Mór

Our annual “Céilí Mór” which will be held on Friday the 16th March 2018 in the school. Further details will follow closer to the time.

Home School Community Liaison (HSCL)

“Supporting Children’s Learning & Development”

An introduction to managing behaviour, learning styles, study skills, developing resilience and dealing with anxiety. This is an excellent course which is being delivered by Pauline Hunter.  It will take place in Scoil Eoghain on Wednesday 28th February 2018 from 7.00 pm to approximately 9.00 pm. This course is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Internet Safety Talk

Moville Community College Parents’ Association have advised that they have organised an Internet Safety Course for parents which will take place in room 111 in the Upper Building at MCC on Monday 29th January 2018 at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

Ag Súgradh le Chéile

A fun play workshop for the Junior Infant pupils and their parents will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018.  More details to follow closer the time.

Discipline Policy Review

An updated Discipline Policy has been ratified by the Board of Management at their last meeting. The updated version will able for viewing from Monday 29th January 2018 on the school website


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 244 pupils and a staff of 26 including teachers, SNAs and ancillary staff.  Our state of the art nine 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 2017.  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 Mrs. Catriona Doherty 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.