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Information on St. Michael's

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child to St. Michael's National School. It is our aim to give our children the basic training they need so that they will grow up to be integrated and self reliant. This training is spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, social and academic.

Our school aims to create a climate of trust and love with staff supportive of each other and each child valued as an individual. We welcome the co-operation and involvement of the school community and parish. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of cooperation between staff, pupils, parents, Guardians and visitors.

Our school opened in 1986. We are located in the historic town of Trim on Patrick Street opposite the Catholic Church.
We are a senior school with classes from 2nd to 6th class and we have six additional special classes catering of the needs of 36 pupils with autism.
Our school has a Catholic Ethos as outlined in our mission statement which is displayed in the school's foyer.

Mission Statement

  1. To give our children the basic training they need so that they will grow up to be integrated and self reliant. This training is spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, social and academic.
  2. To create in our school a climate of trust and love with the staff supportive of each other and each child valued as an individual.
  3. To foster loyalty and mutual respect.
  4. To help form rounded personalities and enable our pupils to become good Catholics, good Christians and good citizens.
  5. We welcome the co-operation and involvement of the school community, the pupils, parents, parish, Board of Management, Parents Association, the School’s Inspector and the Department of Education and Science.

Board of Management

The Board of Management has legal responsibility for the overall running of the school. It serves for a term of four years. The members of the current Board are:-

     Chairperson:                                  Mary Hilliard

     Principal:                                        Brá˝·d Gorry

     Teachers’  Representative:         Marguerite Feeney

     Patron’s Representatives:           Fr. Warren Collier and Mary Hilliard

     Parents’ Representatives:           John Leonard and Olga Dempsey

     Community Representatives:     Séamus Brennan and Geraldine Clabby

History of our school

St. Michael’s Primary School was opened on the 29th of September 1986 by Mr. Paddy Cooney T.D.,Minister for Education and Bishop John McCormack, assisted by Bishop Michael Smith, who officially blessed the building. Prior to 1986, the Christian Brothers provided primary education for boys at the Model School located at the old Convent Primary School.

In 2001, St. Michael’s was asked to open a Special Class for children with autism spectrum disorder by the Department of Education and Science. The school management, staff and students embraced the idea with enthusiasm. A playground for the children with autism, funded by the Department of Education and Science has since been built.

Mr. Sean O’ Diomasaigh was the Principal from the opening of the school until  2002 when Mrs. Kathleen Perkins replaced him as Acting Principal until Sept 2004. Mr. Fergal Kelly was appointed  Principal in 2004. Changes have been made throughout the school. The uniform was changed and the boys dress in grey trousers, grey shirt, green jumper,  green and silver tie and black shoes. Pupils wear a navy tracksuit with school crest and a blue polo shirt for PE. In the event of very warm weather pupils may wear navy shorts on PE days and tailored grey shorts when wearing their formal school unifom.

Mr. Fergal Fitzpatrick took over as Principal in 2011 and Ms. Bríd Gorry was appointed Deputy Principal in November 2014.  When the Centre for Autism started in 2002  it was staffed by two teachers and four Special Needs Assistants.  It has grown quickly since then, and now serves the needs of thirty-six children in six classes, with six specialist teachers and eighteen Special Needs Assistants.  There are also a  number of children with autism who are integrated in mainstream classes. Work commenced on our new building project in January 2018 and we celebrated the Official Opening Ceremony of our new building extension on Monday, October 21st, 2019.This State of the Art educational facility which includes an extension to our PE hall, six autism specific classes, a sensory room, a para-educational room and an occupational therapy room provides the best possible learning and teaching environment for staff and pupils in our special classes. The whole school community are very proud and supportive of our special classes. All of our children and staff gain a valuable insight into the individual needs of all children. St. Michael’s is a prime example of cherishing all our children equally.

Ms. Bríd Gorry was appointed Principal in November 2019 and Ms. Clodagh Daly assumed the role of Deputy Principal in January 2020.

The School Day

School Hours:  9:20am - 3:00pm.

Morning Break: Junior pupils  10:50am - 11:10am

                            Senior pupils  11:15am - 11:35am.

Lunch Break:    Junior pupils   12:50pm - 1:10pm.

                           Senior pupils     1:15pm - 1:35pm.

Calendar

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Booklists

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Uniform

Our uniform consists of grey trousers, grey shirt, grey/green striped tie, green v-necked jumper incorporating the school crest, black shoes and green jacket(optional).  The P.E. tracksuit consists of a navy tracksuit with crest and  a blue tee shirt. The school uniform and tracksuit are available at Cannings, Emmet Street, Ted Murtagh's, Haggard Street and Nina's of Market Street, Trim. In line with present school policy hoodies and baseball caps are not allowed in school. 

Communication

We communicate to parents/guardians via Aladdin Connect. Aladdin Connect gives you secure access to messages from school and details of your child’s attendance, test results, report cards etc via secure log-in from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App.

Contact us

St. Michael’s N.S.                                                                  
Patrick St.
Trim,
Co. Meath.                                                                           


Phone: 046 9431813

Fax: 046 9437527


Email: scoilmhichil@gmail.com