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.

Naomi Rousseau (School Principal)

Latest Blog Posts

2nd Class (Class of 25-26)

STEAM Week in 2nd Class

In November, we had a great week for STEAM week as we completed a different fun activity everyday. On Science …

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2nd Class (Class of 25-26)

A talented 2nd Class

We had a number of footballers “Player of the week” in 2nd Class this term. A class full of talented …

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2nd Class (Class of 25-26)

2nd Class Christmas Play: Born in a Barn

This December, our class were really busy putting together a fantastic Christmas play, “Born in a Barn”. We all really …

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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.