Lehinch N.S is a one teacher DEIS school located near Hollymount in South Mayo. The school is in existence since 1843. It currently has 12 pupils. The school makes provision for healthy breakfasts and lunches for all pupils.
Lehinch N.S has been engaged with Trinity College since 2016 on a Postgraduate Cert in 21st Century Teaching and Learning and now in the Trinity Access School of Distinction clinics.
The Principal, Sheila Jennings was appointed in 2015. Prior to this, Sheila was principal of Crimlin N.S in Castlebar for nine years and previously spent two years as principal of a one teacher school in Ballycastle, Co.Mayo.
To commemorate the centennary of the 1916 Rising, the pupils devised their own proclamation for a new generation under the guidance of their teacher and parents.
The school uniform was updated in 2016. The new school crest is an image of three hands reaching for the stars, all of different sizes and colours. This depicts our own unique qualities and our wilingness to strive to do our best. It conveys our respect and value for diversity, varying opinions and beliefs. The school crest is worn by all pupils on a red sweatshirt along with a white polo shirt and black tracksuit-bottoms from Monday to Friday.
Part-time School Assistant, Kathleen Roache works for 16 hours per week. Our visiting Special Education Teacher is John Cloherty. His base school is Ballyvary Central N.S.
We are passionate about using technology to enhance our learning; deepen our knowledge and to communicate with schools around the world. We are now in a modern, refurbished building where 21st Century Learning styles and teaching methods are explored.
Lehinch N.S has achieved a number of awards of recent:-
2018, 21st Century Full School of Distinction Award from Trinity College. (One of five schools in Ireland to win this award across primary and secondary schools).
2017, 21st Century School of Distinction – Future Vision Award from Trinity College.
A Plaque STEM of Excellence from Science Foundation Ireland in 2018.
2018, Junior Entrepreneur Change Agent Award – for creating and designing an Internet Safety Game for children, teens and families.
2 of our pupils shortlisted out of 12 in Ireland for the Junior Entrepreneur Bright Spark Award. The pupils 1 minute video pitches can be viewed here:- Pitch 1 -Caoilinn Walsh-A device to get pupils moving throughout the school day.
Pitch 2 – Jack Nutley – A Maths game on Minecraft.
2018, Primary Science Fair Award at Mary I College, Limerick – Can we light up LEDs on a Breadboard using a Raspberry Pi?
2016, Primary Science Fair Award at RDS- Can Worms affect Vegetative Growth?
2018, Litter and Waste Green School Flag Award from An Taisce. – Tackling plastic waste.
x2 Intel Mini Scientist Awards in 2018 – 1. From litter to Art- A Bottle Caps Recycling Initiative. 2. A Maths game – Crafty Numbers on a Minecraft platform.
An annual Innovation Award from the Primary Planet News Magazine in 2018 for our Internet Safety Game.
Learn Storm Ireland Maths Finalist at Dublin Castle in 2016.