St. Anne’s is a mixed, vertical, national school under the patronage of the Catholic Diocese
of Kildare and Leighlin. Bishop Denis Nulty is our patron.

St Anne’s National School is a Roman Catholic School (which is established in connection with the Minister for Education). St Anne’s N.S. aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by a belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic faith. This year we will have 14 teachers on staff, including the Principal, the learning support teacher and two resource teachers. We will have 10 mainstream classes to cover the 8 primary school grades for our 277 pupils.

Our Staff

Principal: Mary Manley

Deputy Principal:Mrs Aoife O Connor

Assistant Teachers:

  • Mrs Amy Knightly
  • Mrs Fíona Kelly
  • Mrs Lynne Buckley
  • Mrs Emily O Brien
  • Ms Adele Owens
  • Ms Nicole Dunne
  • Ms. Ann Lennon
  • Ms Elaine Mc Kiernan
  • Mrs Shona O Sullivan
  • Mr Barry O’Leary
  • Mr. Fiontán Ó’Loinsigh
  • Mrs. Michele Dalton
  • Ms Aisling Brophy
  • Mr Brian Roughan
  • Ms Aoife Bambury
  • Ms Laura Deegan
  • Ms Debbie Malone
  • Ms Laura McLoughlin
  • Mr Shane Brennan

Classroom Assistants: Dolores Doherty,  Caroline Burke, Mary Duffy Regan, Kathy Tynan, Sharon Manzor, Dolores Doyle

School Secretary: Nora Burke

School Caretaker: Tony Maguire


St. Anne’s is managed by an eight-member Board of Management.

The school, as already mentioned is under the patronage of the Bishop, ie Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin, Diocese. He has two nominees on the Board of Management to represent him.

Two members of the BOM are elected parents-one father and one mother.

Two members of the BOM are teachers- The Principal and a teacher elected by the staff.

The remaining two members of the eight-member board are representatives of the local community.

The current BOM was elected in October 2019 and will remain until autumn 2023. A new BOM will be in place for December 2023.

Bishops Nominees:

Mr John Buckley

Fr William O’Byrne

Parents Nominees:

Ms Serena Conheady

Mr Donal MacGiolla Phádraig

Teachers Nominees:

Ms Mary Manley

Mr Barry O’Leary

Community Nominees:

Ms Deirdre Casey

Ms Mairead Earley