Cloonloo National School
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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.   New modern furniture throughout the school completed the transformation. In 2019, two SET rooms (Special Education Teaching)  and an accessible toilet were build. The school building is compact and consists of two large spacious classrooms, an office, two S.E.T. rooms, a staff room, staff toilet, boys toilet, girls toilet and an accessible toilet.

The school has modern IT equipment. Each classroom comes equipped with  classroom computers, laptops and ipads. Broadband internet is available on all school computers and all computers are  networked and linked to a central printer in the school office.   In 2022, both classrooms and one SET room had new touchscreen whiteboards installed.    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 hopscotch grids, a large obstacle course, a letter snake, a square meter, a maze 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, grassy field and river there are many native Irish trees such as the hazel nut, ash, oak and apple.  The children also planted a selection of daffodils at the front gates of the school in three large pots.

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 is €25 which includes all books, copies, pencils, colours etc
  • Heavily subsidised school outings, tours
  • Free packed school lunches
  • 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