Our School Today
Scoil Mhuire is a mixed vertical national school situated on the outskirts of the town on the Dublin Rd, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
We have a staff of 27 teachers. This includes 1 Administrative Principal, 16 class teachers, an SEN team of 8 and 2 EAL with a present enrolment of 460 pupils.
Our teaching staff aim to provide a high standard of education across the primary school spectrum and to participate and engage in projects, pilot schemes, and extra curricular activities on a national and local level.
School History and Origins
Scoil na Maighdine Muire or Marist Girls’ Primary School as it is known locally, derives its origins from a Catholic school for Girls and Junior Boys which was opened by the Marist Sisters on the 17-08-1873 in a three storey house in Main St., Ck on Shannon. On the opening day one hundred and fifty girls and two junior boys were enrolled. A staff of four Sisters with the help of Monitresses taught the pupils. Registers show that from the start the school was a state- aided National School providing free Education for girls and junior boys.
In 1887 a new school was built on the outskirts of the town. It was opened on the 12 April of that year with an enrollment of two hundred and thirty pupils – junior boys and girls up to standard Eight. The English Government gave a grant of £1,127 towards the building and the reminder of the cost was paid from local funds. The official name of the school was “Convent National School” and Roll number was 12940. The building and three classrooms, an assembly room which could be made into three rooms by means of folding – doors, cloakroom and out- door toilet facilities. The Monitress System gradually gave way to the Pupil Teacher System. Senior pupils were prepared for King’s Scholarship, entrance examination to Training College.
This building continued in use until 1953.
Scoil Mhuire seeks to provide for the academic, physical, spiritual, aesthetic, social and moral needs of the children within its care, in a respectful and disciplined environment, in partnership and co-operation with parents and all members of the school community.