Board of Management

The Board of Management is the body that governs the school. Boards are elected/selected every four years. This Board took up office on December 1st 2011 and its term of office will end on November 30th 2015. The Board manages the school on behalf of the Patron and is accountable to the Patron and the Minister. The Board must uphold the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the Patron for so doing. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school including the guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school and is accountable to the Board for that management.

It is important to note that Board members are not delegates of their electorates. They have no obligation to either report back to their electors or to take instruction from them on how to vote at Board meetings. Such reporting may be a breach of the confidentiality requirement 8 (a) of the Constitution. It is a matter for each Board to decide what may be reported, and, in this respect, it is advisable that personnel, financial and personal matters should be treated as strictly confidential unless otherwise decided by the Board.

The Board adopts a child-centered approach to all of its work. The Board identifies the key activities and priorities that it will address during its term of office.

One of the agreed priorities of this Board is the physical regeneration of the school building including the building of as many permanent state of the art classrooms as possible during the term of the Board. The Board of Management of SNCN generally arranges a meeting at least once a month.

The current Board members are:

  • Chairperson (and Patron’s Nominee): Mr. Donncha Collins
  • Patron’s Nominee: Mr. Patrick Sweeney
  • Parent Nominee: Mr. Seán Dunne
  • Parent Nominee: Ms. Catherine Welch
  • Teacher Nominee: Mr. Johnny Comer
  • Community Nominee : Mr. Richard Martin
  • Community Nominee: Ms. Imelda Pierce
  • Principal (and Secretary): Mr. Damien Irwin

Contact Address

Scoil Náisiúnta an Chroí Naofa,


County Cork.

Contact Info

Telephone: +353(0) 21 4353645

Fax: +353(0) 21 4355366


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