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St Matthias’ National School

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St Matthias’ National School is a co-educational school under Church of Ireland management with 32 pupils on roll between the ages of 4 and 12 years.

This Church of Ireland School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected, irrespective of gender, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual ability.

Managed by the Board of Management under the patronage of the Church of Ireland, St. Matthias’ has had a long tradition of education in West Cork, since it welcomed its first pupils in 1827. At St. Matthias’ we prepare pupils for life by treating each one as an individual, identifying and fostering their particular skills and talents and encouraging them to reach their potential. What pupils experience in primary school will form the basis for lifelong learning and the values, interests and memories they will bring with them into adult life.

The school is situated next to St Matthias’ Church just outside the village of Ballydehob on the Durrus Road. We cater for children in the catchment area of Ballydehob, Schull, Dunbeacon and Kilcoe.

The school is served by a public transport system operated by Bus Eireann.

Board Members:

Rev. Stephen McCann, Chairman
Ian Haseldine, Principal
William Barry, Community Representative & Treasurer
Ruth Bullough, Parent Representative
Kathy Crockett, Parent Representative
Susie Hall, Bishop’s Patron Representative
Margaret Skuce, Community Representative

For more about the School, please see their own web site at: