March 2023

The windows of a classroom should always be open to the future!

Thursday, 09th March marked a very significant, landmark day for primary school education: the launch of Ireland's first Primary School Curriculum Framework by Minister For Education, Norma Foley
Chief inspector Yvonne Keaton described it as a "relevant, principled and modern curriculum". Eglish NS' teachers amd students have been actively involved in the various consultations on the redevelopment of the primary school curriculum since 2015 and Eglish continues to be one of approx. 60 schools from across Ireland continuing to consult through NCCA's Schools Forum. This is true, meaningful changemaking: collaborating, engaging in consultations, having your voice heard, being agents of change, changemaking.

"We make a difference"


2020-21 School Year.

We look forward to another positive school year.

Congratulations to all our inquiring and creative scientists on achieving the Discover Primary Science Award again this year for excellence in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Recipient of The special Reconciliation prize in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade & Department of Education and Skills' Good Friday Agreement 20th Anniversary Schools Creative Competition

We are delighted to continue on our  Creative Schools Journey this year with thanks to the Arts Council.

This year saw the continuation of our 'Fresh Air Club' based on Forest School Principles.  Great things to come!!!!

We are now officially a HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL having received our flag and certificate .  We continue to promote positive mental, physical, spiritual,  emotional and social health across our school community.

We are delighted to be working and consulting with the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) contributing to meaningful and sustainable change for many other schools across Ireland.

Here are the links to sharing our

Whole School Child-led Assembley

and our

Morning Ritual.

Proud to be one of Ireland's 15 Changemaker schools empowering through 



Our environment and community are very important to us and we

are very grateful for our natural surroundings.

Take a look at our 'Garden Paradise' below.

2019-2020 School Year

Currently we have 41 wonderful students enrolled in our school.

What does 'Changemaker' mean to you ? Dec 2016


Almost too many to mention

  • September 2017 - Our recent Erasmus Plus project 'Invaders, how they shaped the Europe of Today',the project we got involved in through Etwinning has been awarded the National Quality Label by Leargas.  Thank you to Ms. Mulry for coordinating this 3-year project. 
  • June 2017 Health Promoting School Flag.  Thanks to ALL in our school community for the ongoing great work devoted to promoting positive mental, physical, spiritual, social and emotional health and wellbeing for ALL in our school.  Thanks to Ms. Devine for leading the Health Promoting School Initiative.
  • Our Principal Siobhan Keenan Fitzgerald was recipient of Irish Primary Principals Network Leadership Award in January 2017. 
  • Best Play with Inclusive Cast for 'Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach, Aimsir Úasfásach' - an Irish Play written by our students for Scoil Dramaíocht Competition. Awarded February 2016
  • Green Flag for Energy Conservation (Eglish's 2nd Green Flag) Presented in the Radisson Hotel, Galway on May 18th.
  • Creative School Award.  Presented by Síle Seoighe presented in the Arc Theatre in Dublin on May 31st.
  •  Discover Primary Science Award (2015-2016) for excellence in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
  • Selected and named a 'Changemaker School' following a team interview in St. Patrick's Teacher Training College Drumcondra on May 27th.  Currently there are 12 'Changemaker' schools in Ireland.
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