Board Of Management – Kilmurry National School

Board Of Management

The Board of Management is set up to manage the school on behalf of the Patron for the benefit of the children in the school and their parents. The Board of Management is made up of representatives of the parents and teachers in the school, representatives of the patron and also community representatives who have a particular interest or expertise.  The Board is made up of volunteers who individually and collectively enrich and contribute to the management and operation of our school. The Board provides leadership and ensures effective management of the school. All eight members of the Board once appointed act together as a unit. Individuals do not act as representatives of various groups within the Board.

Below are the members of the Board of Management from Nov 2023 to Nov 2027.

  • Patrons’ Nominees:Canon Bernard Donovan (P.P.), Mrs Nora Murphy (Chairperson)
  • Parents’ Nominees:Noirín Corcoran, Fergal Gearty
  • Teachers Nominees:Trish Collier (Principal), Ann Murphy
  • Community Nominees:Bríd McSwiney, Der Kelleher

Kilmurry Contact Info

Kilmurry National School,



Co. Cork

P14 R670

021 7336 324

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 3:00P.M.

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Kilmurry National School B.O.M. Meetings 2023/24

Kilmurry National School Board of Management


Agreed Report – Board of Management Meeting

Wednesday, 6th December 2023

  • Our New Board of Management (2023-2027) is now in place:

                        Patron’s Nominee’s:               Nora Murphy (Chairperson)

                                                                        Canon Donovan

                        Community Nominee’s:         Bríd McSwiney

                                                                        Der Kelleher

                        Parent Nominee’s:                  Noirín Corcoran

                                                                        Fergal Gearty

                        Staff Nominee’s:                    Ann Murphy

                                                                        Trish Collier


  • The BOM ratified the appointments of Richard Pierce and Karen O’Sullivan to teaching positions in our Autism classes.
  • The Parents Association and Board of Management were happy to receive notification from Gobnait Moynihan, Councillor that Cork County Council have agreed to the installation of two digital speed signs on the road outside the school, however they will only fund the installation of one. There will be grants available in the new year that the Parents Association can apply for to help fund the second sign.  We will continue to work closely with Parents Association on this in the new year.  Our student council will also make representation in writing to the county council.
  • All of our teaching staff attended a training day for the new Maths Curriculum in the West Cork Education Centre.
  • We received notification that our school is eligible for the new Hot School Lunches Scheme. It is hoped this scheme will be operational during April of 2024.
  • The Board of Management were shocked and disappointed to receive notification from Ray of Sunshine that they are ceasing providing their services in our school from December 2023. The BOM are working on finding an alternative solution for the parents who were availing of the service.
  • The Department of Education have advised the Board of Management that they require revised drawings for our three-classroom extension. This decision has unfortunately delayed the project further.  Our engineers are currently working on the revised drawings etc..
  • There is a revised Parent Complaints Procedure which will be shared with all stakeholders.
  • The Board of Management wish all the pupils the very best in their Christmas concert.
  • The Board of Management wish our whole school community a very happy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2024.


Agreed Report – Board of Management Meeting
Tuesday, 21st November 2023

• The Board of Management will continue to work with the Parents Association and Student Council on the road safety issue.
• Thank you to all who supported the school Book Fair which has given the school €1293 to spend on books for the school.
• The Board of Management wish to thank the Parents Association for their support of the Lego workshop and wish the best for their Christmas Raffle.


Agreed Report – Board of Management Meeting

Wednesday, 20th September 2023


  • The Board of Management have responded to in writing to the Whole School Evaluation Report and are looking forward to sharing the published report with the school community.
  • The Board of Management would like to welcome back to school all our pupils and extend a special welcome to all our new pupils across the classes.
  • The Board of Management reviewed and ratified our Admission’s Policy and Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment.
  • The Board of Management were updated on our School Self Evaluation priorities – Well-being and spelling. The whole school community will be involved in this process.
  • The Board of Management were happy to hear that new school book scheme is up and running in the school.


Kilmurry National School B.O.M. Meetings 2022/23

Agreed Report Thursday 27th April 2023

  • The BOM wishes our 2nd class the very best in the preparations for their First Communion on Saturday, 6th May.
  • The BOM are awaiting correspondence from Cork County Council on the road traffic and safety.
  • The BOM wishes to thank all parents who took part in recent school surveys – your feedback is appreciated.
  • The BOM will work with the school staff and PA to decide on a new date for our School Tractor Run Fundraiser.
  • The BOM would like to thank again the PA for their review of new and updated policies – their input is always appreciated.
  • The Communication and Staff Leave Policies were ratified by the BOM.
  • The BOM are looking forward to working with the Department of Education Inspectorate for our Whole School Evaluation next week.


Agreed Report Tuesday 14th March 2023

  • The Board of Management will continue to work with the County Council on the traffic and road safety outside the school. The BOM have agreed that two teachers should supervise the pedestrian crossing each evening.
  • The BOM wishes to thank all those involved in organising and those who contributed to our success Table quiz fundraiser in February.
  • The BOM congratulates our 6th Class in their VEX Robotics success, we are very proud of them.
  • The school calendar for 2023.24 was agreed and will be sent to all parents in the coming weeks.


Agreed Report Tuesday 7th February 2023

  • The BOM approves the appointment of Aoife McCarthy to the new infant day SNA position


Agreed Report 27th January 2023

  • The board ratified our updated School Admission’s Policy (see our policies here: )
  • The board send congratulations to the 6th Class in their recent VEX robotics competition.  We wish them the best in the National Competition.
  • The board wishes to thank the Parents Association for their recent successful grant application.  The classrooms will really benefit from the funding of resources.
  • The board is looking forward to the Autism Classes Table Quiz Fundraiser in Mai Fitz’s.  Thanks to all involved in the organisation.  We wish to thank especially all those who are sponsoring prizes for the quiz and raffle. We hope everyone enjoys the night.
  • The board is looking forward to our Tractor Run Fundraiser also and expresses thanks to the school community involved in organising the fundraiser.


Agreed Report 26th October 2022 and 5th December 2022

  • The BOM approved the appointment of Ms Emer Murphy to the Assistant Principal II position. We wish her the very best in her role as part of our In School Management Team.
  • The BOM approved the appointment of Jennifer Bateman (Senior Autism Class Teacher) and Aoife Tarrant (SET) for the rest of the school year.
  • The BOM wishes to express their thanks to the Parents Association for organising and hosting the Halloween Party, for organising the very important upcoming visit from Santa to our school and for their current fundraising initiative – the PA Christmas Raffle. The BOM are very appreciative to the PA for reviewing our policies and for the feedback they gave on same. We are very grateful for the ongoing support from the Parents Association.
  • The following policies were updated and ratified: 
    •   Child Safeguarding Statement
    •   Anti-bullying Policy
    •   Special Educational Teaching Policy
    •   Intimate Care and Toileting Policy
  • The BOM approved the following staff professional development days – Wednesday 1st March 2022 and Wednesday 24th May 2022. The school will close on these dates in order to facilitate staff training on the new Primary Language Curriculum. 
  • The BOM is looking forward to our School Christmas Concert on Wednesday, 21st December 2022
  • The BOM wishes to thank the whole community – pupils, staff and parents – for their hard work and support since the start of the school year and wishes everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas.