A very happy Christmas to all our pupils and families and every good wish for 2017
Christmas is certainly on the way here in St Helen's.
Our Book Fair is currently under way and there is great excitement among all the boys and girls.
We close at 2.
Date for Confirmation
Confirmation for our school takes place on Thursday 4th May 2017 in St Anne's, Portmarnock @ 11 a.
Please support our sponsored walk.
Our annual Cross Country Competition will take place in Woodlands, Portmarnock on 12th October.
A meeting for the parents of 6th class pupils preparing for Confirmation will be held on Thurs 13th Oct @ 8 pm in St Anne's Church, Portmarnock
School Calendar 2016 - 2017
Our school calendar for this year 2016 - 2017 is on the Parent Page
Welcome from the Principal
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Saint Helen's Senior National School. St. Helen’s School opened its doors for the first time on Friday, 1st July, 1977. Fifty Junior Infants and two teachers, Mr. Bill Lowe and Mr. Pádraig Griffin, set St. Helen’s School on the road, in two prefabs, in the grounds of St. Marnock’s School. St. Helen’s moved to its present location in Martello in 1978 and in 1980 a permanent building was established.
In 1981 St. Helen’s was divided into a junior school with Mr. Pat Healy as principal and a senior school under the principalship of Mr. Lowe. On Tuesday 1st September St. Helen’s S.N.S. opened with 130 pupils, 64 boys and 66 girls, and four teachers – Mr. Lowe, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Fitzgibbon and Ms. Murray. Our permanent building was completed in 1985 and the school was officially opened on 23rd October, 1986.
Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, reaching a peak in the 1980 with more than 600 pupils.
In 2005 Mr. Lowe retired and the present principal, Ms. O’ Leary, was appointed.
Today we have 226 pupils in 9 mainstream classes from 3rd to 6th. Our pupils have access to three special education teachers and special needs assistants.