We are now Enrolling for 2021-22

How children enrol into primary schools is changing this year. We will be accepting application forms for new applicants for the 2021-22 school year starting on 2nd October 2020. Click here  for more information. 

About Our School

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Passage East NS is a four teacher school situated on the outskirts of a small fishing village in east County Waterford. It is in a natural catchment zone, bordered by Waterford Harbour to the East and open countryside/farmland to the North, West and South.

Passage East NS enjoys a good reputation in the community. The first National School was established in the village in 1833. The present building was erected in 1969 .

Our School

The school has 4 classrooms and two learning support/resource rooms.It also has a staff room and office. We are also lucky to have access to a local community hall for school concerts and other activities. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful and spacious grounds overlooking the sea.Over the past number of years a school garden has been established.

Activities and Projects

As part of our P.E. curriculum the school provides Hurling, Camogie Gaelic Football and yoga lessons. As part of our music curriculum the pupils take part in  percussion/drumming  and ukulele lessons.The school has been represented in the annual Peace Proms events over the past number of years. Pupils have also participated in the Junior Achievement Programme. We  currently hold two Green Schools Flags. Pupils regularly take part in a range of art/essay/poetry competitions throughout the year.

Board of Management and Parents’ Association

The school is managed by an eight person Board of Management. There is also a very hardworking and active Parents’ Association who provide much needed backup for any extra curricular activities and resources.

Our  Teaching and Support Staff

Staff for 2020-2021

Acting Principal/Junior and Senior Infants- Sinéad O’Brien

Acting Vice Principal/First and Second Class – Anne O’Sullivan

Third and Fourth Class – Vicki Drohan

Fifth and Sixth Class – Lynn McElroy

SEN Teacher – Siobhán Geraghty

Support Teacher: Edel McNamara

Special Needs Assistant: Mary Ray & Odran Fitzgerald

Secretary : Marian Quinn

Board of Management

Chairperson: Terry Hayes (Bishop’s Nominee)

Margaret Farrell (Bishop’s Nominee)

Clifford Elliott and Padraig Creedon (Community Nominees)

Lisa Dalton and Tony Kennedy (Parent Nominees)

Sinéad O’Brien and  Anne O’Sullivan (Teacher Nominees)

Parents Association

Chairperson:  Lisa Dalton

Treasurer: Katherine Grant

Secretary: Karina Ray