Moyasta National School
Moyasta N.S is the smaller of the two national schools in Kilkee parish. The school has twenty nine children on roll with two mainstream teachers and a learning support teacher. The staff also includes a secretary/caretaker and a Special Needs Assistant. The present school was built in 1961 and extended in 2002. The children have access to excellent facilities including a General Purpose room, a well stocked library, networked IT facilities and a wide range of resources and equipment. Outdoor facilities include a basketball court, a running track and extensive grounds.
The priority of the Principal and the staff in Moyasta N.S is the development of a caring, inclusive and stimulating learning environment. The staff are supported by an active parents association which has built up close ties with the board of management. Parents are involved in many of the schools activities and are active and supportive in fundraising .
The pupils and staff of Moyasta are actively involved in the parish. St. Flannan’s Church in Lisdeen has provided a focal point for many of our religious and social activities. Children, parents and teachers have built up a close connection with the wider community through the celebrations of First Holy Communion, Confirmation and other community gatherings. The annual Christmas Pageant performed by the Junior Classes, with music provided by the Senior Classes has become a highlight of Christmas for young and old. Every Christmas we share our musical talents with the visitors and residents in Regina House and St. Teresa’s Nursing Home and bring the Spirit of the season to the Senior Citizens
Moyasta N.S. aims to provided a rounded, holistic education to its pupils. The children take part in a wide range of activities with the aim of developing them to their full potential. We take part in a variety of events throughout the school year including the Credit Union Quiz, the K’nex engineering Challenge , the Children’s Book Festival, The WOW Reading Challenge and the Write a Book competition.
West Clare is famous for its musical and cultural traditions and the children of Moyasta N.S carry on this wonderful heritage. They are actively encouraged in music, song and dance. They participate every other year in the St. Patrick’s Day parade and The Wren on St. Stephen’s Day. The school band and choir take part in Féile na hInse and perform for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Scoil Réalt na Mara and Moyasta N.S co-operate closely to keep Kilkee Parish sporting traditions alive. Last year the schools won the Primary Schools Division 2 title. The schools also have had a long tradition of success at the West Clare Schools Cross Country Championship.The children in Moyasta N.S. are aware of environmental issues. As part of the Green Schools programme there are lots of initiatives to help reduce the schools environmental impact. The school community try to reduce and reuse litter and waste and recycling is encouraged. A battery and mobile phone recycling service is made available to the whole community and there are regular clothes recycling collections also.
The children take part in the annual Spring Clean Campaign and enjoy making their environment litter free and more beautiful. Growing vegetables in the school garden has been an educational and enjoyable exercise for everyone.
Moyasta N.S. is a vibrant and happy school. Each child adds their own personality and talents and each year brings different opportunities for the school community to learn and grow.