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A Message from the Principal

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as Principal in Scoil Eoin, Innishannon. We have a long-established caring tradition in this school. We get to know all our pupils well and focus on them as individuals. We cherish them all equally and nurture their individual talents at every opportunity. The trust you, the parents and guardians, place in us to oversee your child’s growth and development is always to the forefront of our thinking and we aim to see your expectations fulfilled. Our committed and experienced staff ensure that the pupils receive a broad and stimulating education.

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh gus tairbhe as an suíomh gréasáin seo.

Carol Ní Chuimín

Scoil Eoin Enrolment 2020/2021

Contact Scoil Eoin before February 14, 2020 if you wish to enroll a child for the coming school year.

Phone 021-4775457/086-4106194 or e mail

Enrolment Application Form available on

Instead of an Open Day, the principal is available any day, on appointment, to meet with prospective parents/guardians to show them around & provide information on Scoil Eoin.

Pupils who have enrolled will have an opportunity to come to school with their parents to meet their teacher on Tuesday,21st April, 2020.

Athbhliain faoi Mhaise daoibh ó gach duine i Scoil Eoin.


Christmas Magic is in the Air!

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It is the season to sparkle and there was plenty of this on display last night (Dec 11th) at the Scoil Eoin Christmas Concert. The children gave dazzling performances and hit all the right notes on the night. Well done to everyone involved. Photographs of the dress rehearsal can be seen in the photo gallery.


The Parents Association Committee


P.A. Committee


  • Nicola Wallace - Chairperson

  • Susan O'Sullivan - Treasurer

  • Emily Carmody - Secretary



 Ann Egan

 Niall Whelton

 Bernie Shiels 

Ciara Falvey

Eddie Kelly

Gearoid O'Sullivan

Kara Appleby

Joanne Coughlan 

Laura Cullinane

Marion LeBlanc

Mary O'Brien

Trish Shiels

Petra Hendrix

Yvonne O'Mahony

Brendan Dowling

Sinead Lordan

Imelda Buckley

Naoimh O'Flynn



A High Flyer


Chloe Kelly


Chloe Kelly, a 6th class pupil, was selected for the Irish Acrobatics Team that travelled to Holon, Israel in October for the 2019 European Age Group Competition. Chloe is a member of Ballincollig Gymnastics Club.

Chloe and her partner Juliette were chosen to represent Ireland in the 11-16 Women’s Pair Category at the competition following trials over the summer. Chloe and all the other members of the Irish Team trained very hard and dedicated many hours of hard work in preparations for the competition.

The staff and students of Scoil Eoin are very proud of Chloe’s achievements. We wish Chloe continued success in the future.


Chloe Kelly 2


Serious About Science


Last week (11th-15th November) the students of Scoil Eoin were busy investigating and experimenting. 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th classes engaged in a forensic Science workshop. The students were faced with a crime scene and had to discover who committed the crime. MSD Brinny came to speak to 4th class.

The remaining classes explored a variety of different experiments through the medium of stations. Lemon volcanoes, ramps, lava lamps and dancing raisins were just some of the weird and wonderful experiments that the children delved into!

Science week 2019


Science Week provides a great oppurtunity t promote an interest in Science, while exploring and developing scientific language and skills. Science promotes problem solving, curiosity and creativity or in other words:

Science is Magic that Works!


Shoe Box Appeal 2019

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 Scoil Eoin participated in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal again this year. 166 shoeboxes were donated by generous families in the area. These shoeboxes will make their way around the world to vulnerable children in Eastern Europe and Africa, countries were there is no social welfare system, allowances or benefits. Your kindness will bring laughter and excitement to children who may never have received a gift. The fact that someone, somewhere has sent them a present will mean the world to them this Christmas. Well done to all involved!



Pictured above are members of the Scoil Eoin Green School Committee. Scoil Eoin has a Green School Flag for Global Citizenship due to its participation and support of initiatives such as The Hope Shoebox Appeal.

Maths Week 2019

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Maths Week was a huge success again this year with all classes participating. Children were actively involved in a wide variety of tasks ranging from Maths Stations to Maths Trails and chess tournaments. Maths Week 2019 saw the return of some familiar favourites such as iZak 9, Puzzle of the Day, Beebot, Numicon and Knex.

The Maths Eyes Poster competition had a large number of entries and the winning posters can be viewed in the photo gallery section, along with other Maths Week photographs.

As renowned Mathematician Paul Halmos once said "The only way to learn Mathematics is to do Mathematics".



Back to School


The staff of Scoil Eoin would like to welcome you all back for another academic year. We would like to extend a special welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils and new students who have joined us from other schools. We hope that you all had a great summer and are ready for all the learning and academic adventures in the year ahead.

Junior infant Class 2019


The Junior Infant Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 25th September @ 7.30pm.



Food dudes 2019

Scoil Eoin was presented with an award for participating in the Food Dude Programme. The Food Dude Programme promotes the eating of fruit and vegetables as a healthy everyday lifestyle choice.




Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award

 STEM award 2019

Pupils of Scoil Eoin and Science co-ordinator Mrs. Coughlan photographed with the STEM plague. 


Scoil Eoin has once again received the STEM Award from Science Foundation Ireland in recognition of the high standard of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) work that is taught in the school.

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Flying High!

Active school renewal flag June 2019


Scoil Eoin was awarded its new Active Flag this June. This flag, the second to be awarded to the school in recognition of the high level of physical activity achieved here, is darker blue in colour to symbolise that it is a renewal flag.

Active School Flag 2019

Well done to all involved and especially to the children in the Active School Committee. 




Dates for your diary....



Midterm Break

 Scoil Eoin will be closed on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st for Midterm Break.



School Closure

Scoil Eoin will be closed on Monday March 16th & Tuesday March 17th for St.Patrick's Day.





The Confirmation Mass will be held on Thursday April 2nd @10.30am



Privacy Notice

Data Protection Privacy Statement for Parents, Guardians and Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin


Effective from the 25th May, 2018


Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhanced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This Data Protection Statement describes how we at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect and process personal data, in accordance with the GDPR and the school’s legal obligations generally in relation to the provision of education.  Processing is the legal term used to describe various acts including - the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, alteration, use of, retrieval, disclosure or transmission of information.


This Statement applies to pupils, parents and guardians. By enrolling your child in and/or by attending Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin you acknowledge and agree to the collection and processing of personal information by the school. 


For your information this Statement outlines:

  • Who we are and how to contact us;
  • What information we collect, process and retain;
  • How information is collected and processed and the purpose and legal basis for so doing;
  • Sharing information with third parties;
  • Individual legal rights.


  1.                    WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US


Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin is a data controller responsible for personal data - i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin processes personal data, i.e. the school collects, records, stores, retains and uses personal data. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin will respond to your questions in relation to this data protection statement and our approach to privacy. 

If you have any questions about this data protection statement, including any request to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the details below: & 086-4106194





Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect the following personal information on pupils and parents/guardians:


(i)                 Pupil Information

  • Personal details such as name, address, date of birth, gender, PPS number, nationality, emergency contact information and information in relation to the pupil’s family as may be required,
  • Any Special Education Needs (SEN),
  • Any Child Protection information,
  • Academic records, school reports, pupil learning needs, pupil behaviour needs, permission for access to educational reports, individual education and learning support plans,
  • Personal pupil profiles (including whether English is the pupil’s first language or if exempt from any subjects e.g. Irish or religion), 
  • Psychological referral/assessment documentation and permission for access to psychological reports,
  • Information for the Primary Online Database (POD),
  • Information for Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO),
  • Information for TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency) and/or the Health Service Executive (HSE),
  • Attendance records and explanatory notes in relation to absences,
  • Disciplinary records including notes that may be held by the teacher(s), incident and accident reports, investigations and sanctions if imposed,
  • Permission notes in respect of school activities e.g. school tours/trips and outings, extra-curricular activities, (including Curricular, RSE/Stay Safe Programme(s)),
  • Photographs and recorded images of pupil(s) (including at school events),
  • School Transport information,
  • CCTV footage and other information obtained through electronic means,



(ii)               Sensitive Personal Information – Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect and process the following special categories of more sensitive personal information such as:


  • Information about pupil’s health, medical certificates, medical needs, allergies and consent for administration of medicine,
  • Religious belief and confirmation of engagement or not in Religious Sacraments,
  • Membership of the Traveller Community,
  • Racial or Ethnic origin.



(iii)             Parent / Guardian Information

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may collect and process the following personal information from parents/guardians such as:


  • Contact details of parent / guardian e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number(s)
  • Information regarding legal orders in respect of any family law disputes in respect of guardianship, custody or access,
  • Occupation and nationality,
  • Number of children, position of pupil(s) in family,
  • Consent in respect of medical/other emergencies,
  • Consent in respect of school activities e.g. school tours/trips and outings, extra-curricular activities,
  • Consent to publish photographs and schoolwork of pupils on school website / print media etc,
  • Records, correspondence or notes arising from interaction with Parents / Guardians,




Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collects and processes personal information (as listed above) about pupils and parents / guardians for a variety of purposes and relies on a number of legal grounds to do so. Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin requires this information to perform our duties and responsibilities and to comply with our legal and statutory obligations.  In addition, Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin requires this personal information to pursue the legitimate interests of the school and our dealings with relevant third parties (see below). The legitimate interests upon which we rely is the effective operation and manage Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin processes personal data on the basis of the following lawful purposes:


a)      Legal Obligation

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collects and process personal information to comply with our legal and statutory obligations, including, but not limited to those under the Education Act 1998 (as Amended), the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, the Education for Persons with Special Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004, the Health Act 1947, the Children First Act 2015, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 and Safety Health and Welfare at Work legislation


b)      Legitimate Interests

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may also process personal information to:

  • Enable Pupils to develop to their full potential and meet the educational, social, physical and emotional requirements of the pupil,
  • Enable Parents and Guardians to be contacted in the case of emergency, school closures and to inform Parents and Guardians of their child’s educational progress,
  • Secure and benefit from the support and services of relevant third parties.


c)       Consent

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin sometimes process some of pupils’ personal information with consent e.g. photograph which may be displayed on the school’s website or on social media platforms or in the print media. Please note that consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the school.




(i)                 Pupils

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect personal information about pupils through the enrolment process and/or through expressions of interest in relation to enrolment. Additional information is collected from third parties, including former schools and through school activities and general interaction(s) during the course of the pupil’s time at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin.


(ii)               Parents and Guardians

Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin collect personal information about parents and guardians through the enrolment process or expressions of interest for enrolment. We collect additional personal information through general interaction during the course of the pupil’s time at Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin.





Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may receive from, share and/or transfer information to a range of third parties such as the following:


  • The Department of Education and Skills
  • TUSLA / the Child and Family Agency
  • The National Council for Special Education
  • National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)
  • Department of Social Protection and/or other state benefit providers
  • An Garda Síochána
  • School Insurance Provider
  • Third Party Service Providers: We may share personal information with third party service providers that perform services and functions at our direction and on our behalf such as our accountants, IT service providers, lawyers and other advisors, and providers of security and administrative services, including data processing.




We will only retain personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes the information was collected for, including any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.




Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin may transfer the personal information we collect to countries outside the EU.  Where there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission in respect of any such country that means that that country is deemed not to provide an adequate level of protection for your data.  However, to ensure personal information does receive an adequate level of protection we will in such circumstances put in place appropriate measures such as the use of model contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission to ensure personal information is treated by those third parties in ways that are consistent with respect to EU and Irish Laws on Data Protection. 


8.                   INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS


Individuals have several rights under GDPR which in certain circumstances are limited and/or constrained. These individual rights include the right – free of charge and subject to any limitations as may apply – to:


  1. Request a copy of the personal information held about the individual;
  2. Rectify any inaccurate personal data held about the individual;
  3. Erase personal information held about the individual;
  4. Restrict the processing of individual personal information;
  5. Object to the use of individual personal information for our legitimate interests;
  6. Receive individual personal information in a structured commonly used and machine-readable format and to have that data transmitted to another data controller.


If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at the school as outlined: and 086-4106194


Scoil Eoin, Inis Eonáin will endeavour to respond to your request within a month.  If we are unable to deal with your request within a month we may extend this period by a further two months and we will explain why.


You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the office of the Data Protection Commission.


9.                   UPDATES


We will update this data protection statement from time to time. Any updates will be made available and, where appropriate will be notified to you.


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Scoil Eoin Innishannon
Co. Cork

Tel: 021 - 4775457

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