Cloonloo National School
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Facilities

St. Ronan’s N.S. has excellent teaching facilities.  The school building itself was completely renovated and  refurbished in 2005. It obtained new doors, windows, flooring,  insulation and  a new heating system. The school building is compact and consists of two large spacious classrooms, an office, an S.E.N. room, a staff room and toilets.  New modern furniture throughout the school completed the transformation.

We are currently working on plans to build  an SET room after receiving funding from the Department of Education. In the interm, a prefab will be used by the Special Education Teachers.

The school has modern IT equipment. Each classroom comes equipped with  classroom computers and laptops. Broadband internet is available on all school computers and all computers are  networked and linked to a central printer in the school hallway.   In 2011, both classroom had interactive whiteboards and projectors installed.   In 2012 the school purchased a visualiser. In 2015 the school purchased an iPad. The school also has digital cameras and a camcorder for curriculum use.  The school is committed to continual upgrading of IT equipment.

St. Ronan’s N.S. also has large spacious grounds.  We have a large tarmac yard surrounding the school with playground game markings.  The front yard has goals and is usually used for soccer.  The back yard has a basketball court.  The school also has a grassy field with goals often used for Gaelic football.  This field was drained and resurfaced in 2008. Playground game markings  include two hopscotch grids, a large obstacle course, a letter snake, a square meter and a compass.  The school also has a  shelter with benches.

The school garden is located near the shelters and consists of two raised beds and plant pots which are regularly planted with fruit, vegetables and/or flowers. Large pots are the homes of fruit bushes such as blackcurrant, redcurrant, raspberry and gooseberry.  Bordering the school wall and grassy field there are many native Irish trees such as the hazel nut, oak and apple.  The children also planted a selection of daffodils at the front gates of the school in three large pots and they planted a selection of colourful flowers in a bed at the gable of the school.

In 2017, using CLÁR funding, a footpath was constructed outside the boundary wall of school and a set down zone for parents.

 

Why choose Cloonloo National School?

  • Low pupil-teacher ratio – 1:1 teaching
  • DEIS School – This means extra grant to the school to subsidise school activities, outing and cost of books etc
  • Heavily subsidised books – total book cost this year was €20 which included all books, copies, pencils, colours etc
  • Heavily subsidised school outings, tours
  • Heavily subsidised swimming classes for all children
  • Teachers very accessible and available to talk to
  • Uniform – Very practical. White or blue t-shirt, navy or black trousers/tracksuit bottoms