Mary, Mother of Hope National School was established in 2001. It is a co-educational school and the patron is the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. In 2008, the school split into Junior and Senior schools.
Our school campus was enhanced in 2014, by the addition of an All-Weather pitch, a new library and four support rooms, which were provided in the Gannon Tower.
In the current school year, we have 423 pupils on roll with sixteen classes in all; four Third Classes, four Fourth Classes, four Fifth Classes and four Sixth Classes.
Mary, Mother of Hope Senior National school provides an environment where all of our children are cherished and respected and can reach their full potential in a safe and caring atmosphere. In a constantly changing society it is vital that children’s personal development, health and wellbeing are nurtured.
The school values and promotes a harmonious environment which nurtures the potential of each child to become a productive member of the school community. The school also promotes co-operation between staff-members, B.O.M., the Parents Association, parents, pupils and the wider Littlepace community.
In November 2023, Mr. Enda McGorman after twenty-two years as principal, left Mary Mother of Hope SNS to take up a position as education advisor with CPSMA. As a school community while we were very sad to see him leave, we are delighted for him to have this wonderful and exciting opportunity.
After fifteen years as deputy principal, it is a privilege for me to become principal of Mary Mother of Hope Senior National School.
Ms. Éidín Macnamara joins me, as deputy principal, in the leadership of our school. Ms. Macnamara and I both look forward to working together, to continue to build on the wonderful foundations laid by Mr. McGorman in making Mary Mother of Hope a centre of excellence. We will continue to ensure high professional standards are maintained in our school and that our pupils learn in a safe and happy environment.
We have assembled an information booklet to familiarise parents with the policies and practices of the Senior school. We hope that in doing this we can help you as parents- the primary educators of your children- to support us in the important task of educating your children. We are very grateful that you have chosen to send your child to our school, and we hope that, together, we can work in partnership to ensure that each child gains the maximum benefit of their time in our school.
As our community in Littlepace/Castaheany continues to grow, I hope that our school can provide a focus around which the community can also continue to develop. I invite all parents to take an active part in their children’s education, Ms. Macnamara and I, with the staff, look forward to collaborating with you, our parents as partners, so that together, we will continue to ensure Mary, Mother of Hope Senior National School’s commitment to be a centre of excellence for the children in our school.
Welcome to our school! We hope you enjoy your visits to our school website.
Áine Fitzpatrick, Principal