Management and Staff

Board of Management


Fr Declan Smith
Padraig Flynn
Marion Bate
Betty Murphy, Niamh Barry, Richard Shaw, Padraig Flynn, Marion Bate, Noleen McCarthy,Martin Conor Long.

Role of the Board of Management

The Board of Management has a shared sense of purpose and commitment to the school.  It undertakes a duty of care for the children attending the school, upholds the ethos and core values of the Catholic Primary School.
It maintains links with a number of people, groups and agencies, Patron and Trustees, Board of Management Members, Principal, staff, parents, community, D.E.S., H.S.E., N.E.W.B. etc., so that it operates within the guidelines of openness and transparency afforded to the BOM.

In supporting the work in the school, it participates in the development of school plans and policies, management of staff, resources and buildings, support teaching and learning in the school and makes provision for pupil’s pastoral welfare and special needs.
It operates as a cohesive unit in the best interest of all the pupils in our school.



Role of the Parents Association

The parents association in a Taghmon National School work with the principal, staff and board of management to build effective co-operation and partnership between home and school.

Chairperson: Rody Corbett

Treasurer: Mary kennedy Varley

Secretary: Olive Craig



The role of the parent’s association is set down in the Education Act 1998 as follows:
A parents association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board, principal, teachers and students. The Parents Association communicates through the school by sending out newletters.

The following are some of the activities in which Parents Associations might be involved:

  • Organising information/social events for new parents to the school
  • Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents, e.g. guest speaker on parenting/discipline etc
  • Preparing school handbooks/calendars
  • Providing support/organisational input to major school events, e.g. communions, confirmations, debs etc
  • Channelling parents views on school policy issues to the Principal
  • Organising Fund Raising Events for the school

Fund Raising

Parents Associations are entitled to raise funds for the administration and activities of the association. A Parents Association is expected to consult with the school board, which includes the Principal, about fund raising as the approval of the board is normally needed prior to funds being raised. Any funds raised must be used for the purpose for which the money was collected. Full accounts should be maintained and presented at the Parent Associations AGM .

Staffing and Organisation:

The school is organised into eight classes, consisting of combined classes.  In all subjects the curriculum is matched to cater for children of different abilities, including children with special educational needs.


Principal: Betty McCague Murphy

Deputy Principal: Veronica Ganly

6th & 5th: Betty McCague Murphy

5th & 4th & 3rd : Niamh Barry

2nd & 1st: Sinéad Owens

Junior & Senior Infants: Ingrid Ibs

Learning Support Teacher: Veronica Ganly

Resource Teacher: Nicole Keogh

Special Needs Assistants: Geraldine Ryan, Norah Gilhooley

Secretary: Mary Coffey