I am pleased to introduce myself to you as the Principal of Cloughduv National School since September 2017. Being a part of the Cloughduv community is an honour for me, as I am originally from the neighbouring parish of Inniscarra. Now living in Rochestown, outside the city, I returned to Cork in 2017, after spending the previous 12 years teaching abroad. I have been lucky enough to have experienced life in Public schools in America, enjoyed working in the sunshine of the European School in Spain and finally taught as part of an International school in Copenhagen, Denmark. All those amazing experiences have shown me that Ireland has, in fact, one of the best education systems available and that our children are fortunate to have such a high level of education. Interestingly I found myself referring back to the Irish syllabus many times while abroad. I believe it is true when they say ‘you always return to your roots’.
Cloughduv NS is an excellent school, where parents and staff collaborate together, to ensure that the children are enjoying their school experience in as broad a way as possible. Every child is valued and encouraged to find their voice and follow their interests.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions or need information:
All the best for now,
Principal Cloughduv NS