School Uniform

– White shirt/polo shirt
– Grey jumper/cardigan
– Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore

Pupils also need a raincoat, preferably with a hood, which may be of any colour.

Plain grey tracksuit pants may be worn provided they have no crests, logos, stripes etc.

Plain grey knee length shorts may be worn up until the October mid-term break and again after Easter if the weather is favourable.

Hoodies and leggings are not acceptable alternatives for items of uniform.

Health promoting School

Goleen N.S is proud to be a health promoting school, where children are encouraged to make wise choices about, food, drinks and exercise.  Children are required to bring healthy lunches to school.  We encourage children to eat good food such as fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, yogurts, cheese, meat, etc.  Pupils are discouraged from bringing fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate, sweets etc. to school. Lollipops and chewing gum are not allowed in school.  All children are encouraged to join in games and playground activities. Goleen N.S. is part of The Daily Mile initiative, where children aim to jog or run a mile each school day. Find us on the map at:

School Day

School begins: 9.20 am
Break: 10.50 am – 11.00 am
Lunch: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm
Dismissal of Infants: 2.00 pm
General Dismissal: 3.00 pm.

Children may be dropped at the school from 9.10am on school mornings. Please note that the Board of Management of Goleen N.S. is not in a position to provide supervision before 9.10am. Therefore, any child on school premises before this time is there at their own risk.

Schedule for Catholic Schools

A Roman Catholic school (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.