On October 15th 1964, the first pupils walked through the doors of our school, 18 girls and 16 boys. At this time, the school operated from prefabs located inside the present Curraheen Road gates.
Bean Ui Riordáin, our first principal, taught the mixed boys and girls class. One year later, the school population had grown and Mr. Con Burns, was appointed as principal of a boys’ school while Bean Ui Riordain remained as principal of the girls’ school. Both schools opened their doors in 1965 to the buildings still in use today.
In 2002, a new multi-purpose hall was added to the campus, which is shared between the boys’ and girls’ schools.
Since we first opened our doors in 1964, the staff of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh has provided an environment in which children feel secure and their self- esteem is fostered.
We are proud of our high academic standards, to which we have always aspired. Our girls are given opportunities to experience all aspects of a broad and balanced curriculum. Parents, past & present, of pupils of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní, have always been lavish in their praise, for the way in which their daughters have been prepared for the demands of further education and the rapidly changing society in which we now live.
Past pupils of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh are welcomed in post-primary schools all over Cork city and beyond. Many of our past pupils, opt to transfer to Mount Mercy College and do very well there, but we also have pupils tranferring to Bishopstown Community School, St Aloysius School, Scoil Mhuire and many other post primary schools.
Fifty eight years on from that first day in 1964, the school, presently, has just under 300 pupils, seventeen teachers and five Special Needs Assistants.
Our secretary and school support staff, ensure everything runs smoothly on a day to day basis, which includes, maintaining a high standard of hygiene and maintenance.