Our School

Cappoquin Primary School/Bunscoil Gleann Sidheáin is a Catholic School under the Patronage of the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.  The school is a mixed school catering for boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th Class.

The school opened its doors in Cappoquin on 29th March 2004 and the school was officially blessed by Bishop William Lee on Friday 14th May 2004.  Cappoquin Primary School is situated alongside the beautiful Glen area of Cappoquin and the school is fortunate to be surrounded by the beauty of nature and to be enveloped in the tranquillity of such well-chosen and peaceful surroundings. 

Cappoquin Primary School is a modern, state of the art 8 classroom Primary school. It consists of:

  • • 8 Classrooms with toilets and storage facilities located off each room
  • • ASD Unit with 2 Classrooms and Sensory Rooms, GP Hall, outdoor soft play area
  • • Special Education Teaching Rooms
  • • Adjoining School Sports Pitch
  • • Interactive Whiteboard in each classroom
  • • School Hall/Assembly Room with stage and sound system/separate servery attached.
  • • Wheelchair access and specially adapted universal access toilet
  • • Reception/School Office inside front door
  • • Buzzer security system at front door
  • • 12 Bike storage bicycle Shelter
  • • Separate Junior & Senior school playgrounds with weather shelters

The school has 193 pupils on the School roll for the 2022/2023 school year.  Our motto is “Ní neart go cur le chéile” (There is no strength without unity)

Our school’s philosophy which is based on engendering a sense of respect, regard and responsibility in the lives of our pupils ensures that all our pupils will ultimately be able to take their place in our community and beyond.  Our ethos is that of inclusivity of pupils from all races and faiths.

Our “Wall of Infinity” is a specially commissioned piece of sculpture placed inside the entrance gate; this was commissioned under the Per Cent for Art schemes for schools.  It reflects the fact that entrusted to our school are the hopes, the dreams and aspirations of an entire community of people who seek the best opportunities and facilities not only for the children currently in school but for the generations yet to come.

School Principal, Martin Delaney leads a team of 13 teachers, 9 S.N.A.’s, Bus Escorts, School Secretary, a caretaker and 2 cleaners.  The Board of Management and very active Parents Committee work together with the school community to serve the best interests of the pupil in the school in Cappoquin.

Our school ethos places our pupils and his/her best interests at the heart of our educational philosophy.  In working together as parents and teachers, our wish is that our pupils will thrive in a happy, healthy and stimulating school community.  “Ní cheart go chur le chéile”.