School Initiatives and Activities

School Sport

Basket Ball

Scoil Eoin Naofa has a very proud basketball tradition.

For many years now we have taken part in the Limerick City Schools Basketball Competition.

Limerick Sports Partnership provide a basketball coach to the school who trains the pupils during school time.

After school training takes place throughout the year.



6th Class pupils are offered the opportunity to take golf lessons with Golf Pro Mike Quinlian in Rathbane Golf Club. Participants are then offered Junior Membership for a reduced fee.



Swimming lessons are offered to pupils in 3rd & 5th every year. 

Swimming lessons take place in the University of Limerick swimming pool during the 3rd Term.

At the end of the 6 sessions each pupil is tested and receives a certificate based on their level of swimming skill.



School Band


Banna Cheoil Scoil Eoin Naofa 


Scoil Eoin Naofa has an amazing and talented school band. It draws its members from third, fourth, fifth and sixth class. Pupils in each one of these classes also learn to play the tin whistle. We have a wide range of musical instruments. The list includes tin whistles, accordions, violins, concertinas, banjos and flutes.


The band's musical instructor Katie comes every Monday and teaches a great variety of tunes. 


The members of the band are very commited and enthusiastic. They work really hard. Many of the girls in the band are now members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Garraí Eoin.


They have displayed their talents at First Holy Communions, Confirmations, St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish Night, a Tea Dance and for the launch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Garraí Eoin. 




Scoil Eoin Naofa's School Library

In 2008 Scoil Eoin Naofa's application for grant aid was approved and the school received a grant of 35,377 from the Dormant Accounts/Rapid Leverage Fund. This money was used to furnish and stock our new library which is located on the top floor of our school. 


Pupils visit the library on a weekly basis to borrow books. The library is also used as a venue for story telling, drama, poetry time etc.


Events which take place during the academic year include: World Book Day, Murder in the Library, Roald Dahl Day, Children's Bookfest, Bisto Book of the Year Awards and Anne Frank Day. Books related to these events are put on display in the library.




Scoil Eoin Naofa's Computer Lab

In our school we have a computer lab on the top floor, which was officially opened on the 1st June 2007.

It consists of 12 computers and 2 networked printers.

We were very lucky to receive funding from GE Capital and the Dormant Funds Account to finance our computer lab.

Classes are timetabled to visit the computer lab once a week. 



Literacy Programmes

First Steps Literacy 2nd Edition 

First Steps helps teachers address current literacy challenges in reading, writing, and speaking & listening. 

First Steps provides teachers with steps that help them assess and monitor student needs. It also provides explicit links as to how to help children in the class improve their literacy skills.

First Steps Literacy 2nd Edition includes detailed support materials that will enhance learning and help teachers build effective literacy classrooms.


Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention programme designed for children who have literacy difficulties at the end of their first year in primary school. 

It involves reading and writing in a daily one - to - one lesson with a highly trained teacher for a period of 12 - 20 weeks. At the end of that time, most children have caught up with their classmates and can read and write at a level appropriate for their age. 

The programme differs for every child. It begins with what the child can do and builds upon what the child needs to learn to do next. 

The teaching is individually designed and individually delivered. Each child has an intensive half hour programme of daily instruction. 

Reading Recovery equips children with ways of increasing their own control of reading and writing so that they can continue to learn on their own. 

We, in St. Johns, will have three fully qualified Reading Recovery teachers by the end of the 2009-2010 school year. 


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