Abbeyleix South National School

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Staff and Pupils

Staff Photo 2021

Back Row: Avril Twiss (Secretary), Padraig Kiely (5th & 6th Classes Teacher), Marie O’ Shaughnessy
(Special Needs Assistant), Georgina Galvin (Special Needs Assistant), Karen Lynam (Special Needs
Assistant), Maggie Hogan (Special Needs Assistant), Hazel Wellwood (Secretary)
Front Row: Geraldine Whiteford (Deputy Principal & Special Education Teacher), Wendy Kingsley (1st & 2nd Classes Teacher), Joanne Jackson (Principal and 3rd & 4th Classes Teacher), Marian
Kenny (Special Education Teacher), Orla Mythen (Assistant Principal and Junior & Senior Infants Teacher)
Absent: Honora Bergin (1st and 2nd Classes Teacher) Laura Kerr (Maternity Leave).
Thank you to Arthur Harvey for taking this photo.


  • This is a co-educational school with 106 pupils.
  • Our principal is a teaching principal.
  • Four teachers are classroom teachers.
  • There are three teachers on the Special Education Team (SET)  based in our school, with one shared post.
  • There are three Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) two full time, one part time.
  • There is an administration office available from 9am – 3pm
  • Generally pupils begin school when they are four years old and transfer to secondary school when they are twelve years old.