July 14, 2020


🔹Families who paid a fee for school transport in 2019/20 will receive a refund for the unused portion following the public health measure of closing schools to prevent the spread of Covid19.

🔹Bus Éireann is managing the refund process. The amount of refund due is based on the number of standard school days missed, and the original fee paid.

🔹A small number of people who paid fees in February will...

July 9, 2020

Once again, we offer the option of paying your school bills securely online via Aladdin Connect.

Although the annual school supplies bill is not due until September, many of you like to pay your bills early so we have set up payments for those who wish to do so.  Some things to note:

1. If your total bill amount is greater than €80 - you should still ONLY PAY €80 as this is the maximum amount we expect families to pay.  To...

July 8, 2020

UPDATE 13 July :  Time slots and seating arrangements sent by email today

Dear parents of second class,

First Communion is a very important sacrament in your child’s life. Fr Tod and Mr Gallagher, who prepared the children for this sacrament, are working very hard to put the necessary protocols in place to enable First Communion to be celebrated in Newport.

We are delighted that Fr Tod has arranged for us to celebrate First...

July 6, 2020

A message from the organisers of Mayo Autism Camp..

We are delighted to launch our Free Summer Activities. With the Covid 19 restrictions we are sadly unable to have the Camp experience of other times. We are however going to have lots of fun and make many wonderful memories this Summer.

We are delighted to be joining with Mayo Sports Partnership in offering a wide range of activities from fun mornings in Funster Castl...

July 2, 2020

Catherine Sheridan of Stepping Stones Child Care on Main Street Newport offers Breakfast Club and  After School Club services for children   She has asked that parents who wish to avail of either or both of these services contact her by email to express their interest so that she can put the necessary resources in place to ensure a safe opening in September.

If you require Breakfast Club or Afterschool care from...

July 1, 2020

We are immensely proud of our Newport National School extension and re-design, done by Castlebar-based architect Michael Horan at AXO Architects. Please support another local project of his - Kylemore Abbey Interpretation Project, nominated for the 2020 RIAI Public Choice Award.
We need to promote all local businesses if we are to restore economic confidence to the West........
voting closes Friday


June 30, 2020

For any parents with an interest in practical supports for children with autism...

Get Your Early Bird Ticket Today!

If you saw Dr Temple Grandin's webinar, you'll know how practical supports can help autistic individuals.

Sometimes an autistic person may show behaviour which challenges and you might not know why?

These behaviours can have an impact if they do not get the right supports to meet their needs.


June 27, 2020

On Tuesday, we bid a fond farewell to our 6th class graduates with a lovely Graduation event on the school grounds.  Principal Brid Chambers welcomed the children and their parents, and thanked them all for their wholehearted engagement with the school during their 8 years attending Newport NS, and especially through the recent school closure.  She made special mention of the parents who were now finished with the school as th...

June 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope that you are all well as we finally reach the official end of the school year.

Our children have saved countless lives by the sacrifices that they have made over the past three months. The school community is rightly proud of the way Covid-19 was stamped out through the vigilance of our people.

We know that the emergence of this new virus will change how we do things in the future. I am however v...

June 25, 2020

2020/21 Book Lists are now available to download from the DOWNLOADS-BOOK LISTS page

All books are available to purchase from local bookshops including McLoughlin's Westport, Eason's Castlebar and Castle Books, Castlebar.  A copy of all book lists will be made available to these bookshops NEXT WEEK for reference. 

If you applied for a Book Grant, please do not purchase any books until you have received your Book Grant.

The an...

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