Whitegate National School

Principal's Address

I am delighted to welcome you all to Whitegate National School’s website, a place where learning, growth, and community thrive. As the principal, it is my utmost privilege to lead this exceptional school and work alongside our dedicated team of educators. At Whitegate, we are committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters academic excellence, personal development, and a love for lifelong learning. 


Nestled in a corner of Whitegate Village, we have everything we need to provide a well-rounded education to our students.

Within our humble walls, we have four mainstream classrooms that serve as the heart of our academic endeavours. Each classroom is a hub of knowledge, where ideas are shared, questions are asked, and dreams are nurtured.

In addition to our mainstream classrooms, we are proud to have a special education classroom. This space is designed to cater to the unique needs of our students who require extra support and attention.
We are fortunate to have a large school hall that serves as a versatile space for various activities. From assemblies and performances to parent-teacher meetings and community events, our school hall is a gathering place that fosters a sense of unity and togetherness.

Beyond our walls, we are blessed with a front and back yard that provide ample space for outdoor learning and recreation. These areas are not just places for students to stretch their legs during break times; they are also extensions of our classrooms, where nature becomes the teacher and curiosity is sparked. Our students have the opportunity to explore, discover, and connect with the world around them.
But what truly sets our school apart is our proximity to the rowing club, pitch & putt club, and local soccer club. These neighboring establishments have graciously opened their doors to us, allowing us to utilize their amenities. Our students have the privilege of accessing top-notch sports facilities, honing their skills, and fostering a love for physical activity. This partnership with the wider community enriches our educational experience and instills a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Our school is not defined by the bricks and mortar that surround us, but by the passion and dedication that fill our classrooms and extend into the wider community.

Testimonials from former pupils and parents

My child went here and we can’t recommend this school enough from the teachers to the principle everyone showed great care and attention to our child.

Mary Murphy

Great selection for out of school activities and also a great caring staff team.

Michael Maher

Attended primary school here and it was a great stepping stone for me to go onto secondary school

Michelle Moynihan

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