Upper Glanmire NS

School Patronage

Catholic Ethos and Patronage

Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Micheál is under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross. The Board of Management is elected every 4 years and comprises 2 representatives of the Patron, 2 representatives of the teachers, 3 representatives of the parents (one father and one mother) and 2 agreed representatives of the wider community. The Board of Management is responsible for the direct governance of the school. Members of the current Board of Management are;

Mr. Donal Cashman – Patron’s Nominee and Chairperson

Fr. John Heinholt -Patron’s Nominee

Ms. Frances O’Regan – Treasurer and Community Representative

Ms. Rosaleen O’Donovan- Recording Secretary and Teachers’ Nominee

Mr. Patrick O’Connell – Principal

Mr. Donal Kelleher – Parents’ Nominee

Ms. Michelle McNamara – Parents’ Nominee

Mr. Larry Bracken – Community Representative

Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Micheál is a Catholic School and we work in close co-operation with the priests of Glanmire Parish. Children are prepared for the Sacraments of First Penance or Reconciliation (formerly First Confession) and First Holy Communion in Second Class. Children in Sixth Class are prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Boys wear blazers for First Holy Communion. Please note that The Parents Association will collect a fee for the administration, replacement etc. of school blazers. Boys and girls wear Confirmation robes and a fee will be charged for the rental of these in Sixth Class.

Catholic Religion is taught for 30 minutes every day in all classes. Children of other denominations or of no denomination are required to stay in the class during religion lessons and will be involved in activities that are arranged by the class teacher. It is not possible to make provision for the delivery of religion lessons of other denominations.

Pupils of Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Micheál attend Mass at the local Catholic Church from time to time. Children from other denominations will be required to attend the church on these occasions though they will not be require to take part in the Mass etc. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation require extended visits to the church. Children of other denominations will be required to accompany their classmates to the church and will be given alternative activities during these preparation sessions.