Board of Management & Staff

Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Board of Management

Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh is a voluntary secondary under the patronage of Bishop William Murphy and is Catholic in nature but we welcome non-Catholic students to our school. The Board of Management comprises of:

  • Four trustee nominees, one of whom is the chairperson.
  • Two parent nominees who are elected by the parents of current pupils
  • Two teacher nominees who are elected by the teaching staff.

The current Board of Management 2015 – 2018
Trustee Reps:
Jack O’Leary – Chairperson
Sheila O’Donnell
Gretta Spillane
Michéal Lynch
Parent Reps:
Niamh Cullinane
Joe Shannon
Teacher Reps:
Karen Blennerhassett
Sean Pól Ó Cinnéide
As a Board of Management, all members are fully aware of their collective responsibility, and have accepted the need for collegiality and confidentiality in their role which is in accordance with the requirements for Board of Management members as set out in the Articles of Management.
Staff Structures

The Teaching Staff is appointed by the Board of Management, which retains at all times the legal position as employer of the staff of Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh. The School functions in accordance with the Education Act 1998 within the free education system as operated by the DES. In this system, the DES pays teachers’ salaries in accordance with an agreed pay and remuneration scale. The number of DES paid teaching posts in any given year is governed by the total pupil enrolment in the previous year with the pupil-teacher ratio being the principal instrument by which this is determined. The Board is also aware of its responsibilities in relation to Teacher contracts and the redeployment system.

Teaching Staff 2016/17

  • Mr. Aodán Mac Gearailt – Principal – PE & Gaeilge
  • Ms. Aoileann Nic Gearailt – Deputy Principal – Maths & Business
  • Ms. Edel O’Connor - Business & French
  • Ms. Mary O’ Leary – Gaeilge & Religion
  • Mr. John O’Callaghan – (P.O.R) – Biology ,Maths& science
  • Ms. Gemma Donovan – (P.O.R) – History , German, CSPE, SPHE
  • Ms. Nóra Flynn – (P.O.R.)- English, French,sphe
  • Ms. Joan Corkery – Geography , English & History
  • Mr. Séan Pól O’Cinnéide – Construction, DCG, Woodwork & Tech Graph
  • Ms. Helen Griffin – Career Guidance Counsellor
  • Ms. Karen Blennerhassett – Geography, English, Ag. Science & Maths
  • Mr. George Lenihan – Maths, Chemistry & Biology
  • Ms. Sally-Ann Leahy – Home Economics and SEN Co-Ordinator
  • Ms. Rebekah Wall – Art
  • Mr. Jonathan Lyne - English, P.E., SEN
  • Mr. Huw Roberts - Digital Literacy ,Coding & Programming
  • Ms. Fiona Ní Bhrosnacháin - Gaeilge and French
  • Ms. Melissa Ní Chíobháin – SNA
  • Ms. Jillian Cronin - SNA
  • Ms. Fiona Finn - SNA
  • Mr. Michael Curran – Caretaker

Class Teachers 2016/17

Y1 – Nóra Flynn
Y2 – Jonathan Lyne
Y3 – Edel O'Connor
Y4 – John O’Callaghan
Y5 – Sally Ann Leahy & Fiona Ní Bhrosnacháin
Y6 – George Lenihan

The role of the class Teacher and Staff as a whole:

Although Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh is small in size we operate a class teacher system to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness in all areas, particularly discipline. The class teacher has the responsibility of reading and counting all incident report sheets for his/her class group and relaying this information with home through the school journal. Students with 3 or more incident sheets will be placed on formal detention and it is the responsibility of the class teacher to communicate this information with home. Any serious incidents are brought to the attention of the Principal immediately. All discipline issues would be highlighted at staff meetings as would relevant pastoral care issues. This is possible due to the size of our school. Similarly, student progress and achievements are highlighted on a regular basis and class teachers give lunch vouchers to reward students as well as an overall end of year awards ceremony. All staff are involved in SSE and Literacy developments with Karen, Aodán and Karen steering projects in Literacy and Aoileann, John & George in Numeracy.

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