Welcome to St. Matthew’s N.S.

St. Matthew’s strives to provide a safe, welcoming, nurturing and happy environment in an inclusive and child-centred community. Our core values of respect, kindness, honesty and integrity underpin all we do.

St. Matthew’s is a co-educational primary school under Church of Ireland patronage. We operate under Department of Education and Skills guidelines and curricular content. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, happy, child centred school.

In our school community we aspire to promote a structured caring and nurturing environment where each child is encouraged and motivated academically, socially, and spiritually to become a responsible happy individual and reach their full potential. This environment is created by encouraging mutual respect and tolerance, by the attention given to each child in our care, by identifying children’s individual needs, by encouraging our pupils to learn at their own pace and through close home-school cooperation.

On our school website you will find information about our school, its pupils, staff and management, as well as school policies and procedures. We hope that this website will give you a sense of our school as a community of learners where all are valued and affirmed.

Latest Blog Posts

5th Class (Class of 22-23)

Sports Day – Colours Cup

Sports Day 2023 was a huge success! The weather was dry and energy was high! 5th class enjoyed all the …

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5th Class (Class of 22-23)

5th Class School Tour

5th Class recently enjoyed a school tour to Go Quest and Cabinteely Park. The class was split into teams and …

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4th Class (Class of 23-24)

4th Class GAA Blitz and Sports Day!

We have been very busy with our sporting activities this term. We had a GAA blitz and also had a …

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Useful Links


Stay up to date with the school holidays. Click here for our school calendar.


How do I enrol my child? Click here for further information about the enrolment process.

Meet The Staff

St. Matthew’s is extremely lucky to have such a young, qualified and committed staff. Meet them here.

The School Day

Learn about the school day. Click here for the school start time, home-time and break times. 

Pre School
This operates from 9 – 12.30. The ECCE scheme runs from 9.30 – 12.30. Find out more here.

Find out more about the St. Matts AfterSchool Club (1.10 – 2.10pm) and KidsInc (1.10 – 6.30pm) here.