About Rochestown ETNS

We're excited!

Education our passion, teaching our service, learning our culture.

Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Ag Foghlaim Le Chéile Baile an Róistigh!

Rochestown Educate Together National School is a new primary school that opened in August 2013 at Douglas Hall AFC. Due to our rapid growth, we are now accommodated at a purpose built 12 classroom temporary building at Garryduff Sports Centre. We strive for excellence in everything that we do.

We are passionate about education. We believe that a child learns best in a supportive environment. This involves partnership with the parents of our school. We implement best practice based on experience and research.

Teaching is a service to our community. We believe that a child learns best through participation and active learning in his or her community. Our school welcomes everyone.

Learning is an on going process, both for the pupils and adults in our school community. Learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. Our school emphasises discovery based learning. We also hope that the school will be a learning centre for the wider community.


Go raibh maith agaibh,

Dr. Alan Sheehan


Rochestown ETNS has received the following awards:

  • Digital School of Distinction (2013-14)
  • Green Flag – Waste (2014-15)
  • Award of Excellence in Science and Maths (2014-15)
  • Award of Excellence in Science and Maths (2015-16)
  • Green Flag – Energy (2016-17)
  • Active School Flag (2016-17)
  • Award of Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) (2016-17)
  • Award of Excellence in STEM (2017-18)
  • Green Flag – Water (2018-19)


Board of Management 2019 – present

The Board of Management meets at least once a term and usually twice a term.  It was constituted in December 2019. An agreed report is distributed to the school community after each meeting.

The current Board of Management consists of:

Chairperson: Maria McGrath (Patron Nominee)  chairperson@rochestownetns.ie

Secretary: Alan Sheehan (Principal)

Tom Connolly (Community Nominee)

Karen Dukelow-O’Neill (Parent Nominee)

John Fox (Community Nominee)

Marisa Geary (Patron Nominee)

Joe O’Driscoll (Parent Nominee)

David Saunders (Staff Nominee)


School Staff 2019-2020

Principal: Dr. Alan Sheehan

Junior Infant Teachers: Erica Murphy, Gavin Shanahan

Senior Infant Teacher: Julie Field,  Ellen O’Donnell

First Class Teacher: Clare Lucey, Niamh O’Donovan

Second Class Teacher: Yvonne Larkin, Ellen Martin

Third Class Teacher: Pamela Morrison

Fourth Class Teacher: Rachael O’Sullivan

Fifth Class Teacher: Clive Murphy

Support Teachers: David Saunders, Emer Dowling, Fiona Higgins, Aoife Nic a Bháird, Isobel O’Kennedy

Special Needs Assistants: Rebecca O’Leary, Terri O’Sullivan, Ann Coakley, Cathy Barron, Christine Kavanagh, Lia Harrington, Angela Mulcahy, Sheelagh Casey, Ann Marie Kelly, Michelle Carey Elwood

Secretary: Dolores Heaphy


Parents’ Association 2019-2020

Our Parents’ Association committee was established in November 2019.

Parents’ Association Officers:

Chairperson: Dawn Vaderaa

Vice Chairperson: Kelly Adams

Secretary: Derval McDonagh

Treasurer: Cara O’Regan

Committee Member: Albane Ripert

Committee Member: Mariann Miholecz

Rochestown ETNS PA Constitution


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