Our staff team is led by our principal, Ms Emer Breen. Emer is supported by our Deputy Principal, Mrs Deirdre Dillon. Both ladies work tirelessly to maintain a safe and caring environment in the school which promotes respect for others, for the environment and for learning.
They are always available to pupils and parents in the school and are very happy to talk over any questions or concerns which may arise. Please feel free to contact the school to make an appointment to speak with them.
“Highly committed and effective school leadership and management contribute positively to the work and development of the school.”
Whole School Evaluation Report, 2012.
Our school has twenty dedicated teachers working in mainstream classes and learning support positions. Our teaching team are highly qualified and trained in a wide range of specialist teaching programmes and methodologies. We are an enthusiastic and energetic group of teachers and we pride ourselves on our committment to our school, our pupils and their parents. We share a wealth of experience teaching all class levels from Junior Infants to 6th class and together we and we work hard to create a positive learning environment throughout the school.
A strong sense of professionalism among staff, incorporating critical reflection of existing and emerging practices, is a notable quality of the work of the school.”
Whole School Evaluation Report, 2012
Our school has a full time secretary, Imelda, who is happy to answer any questions you may have. Office hours are from 9.00 to 3.30.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated Home School Links teacher, Kate Breen. Kate’s role is to support parents in the school and to encourage and failitate their involvement in their child’s education. Throughout the year Kate organises a wide range of activities and courses for parents. Kate’s office is located in the reception area and parents are invited to call in for any reason.
Our school partipates in the Headlamps Programme run by the Bray Drugs Task Force. Our Headlamps coordinator Ciara Byrne, works with a number of children in the school in her Project Room. She also coordinates the Roots of Empathy programme with 3rd class, designed to promote positive behaviour and empathy in pupils.
We have five wonderful Special Needs Assistants, Mary, Paula, Denise, Mary and Amanda, working with children in the school.
We are also very lucky to be a part of the Bray North School Completion Programme. The programme coordinator, Michelle Murphy, is based in our school. She organises many of the free after-school activities we offer in the school. She also runs a “Transition to Secondary School” programme with the 6th class pupils to ensure they are properly prepared for their move to secondary school.
There is a full-time caretaker, James, and an excellent cleaner, Barbara, who do great work keeping the school looking lovely.