Cahermore National School is looking to save the teacher recently lost due to the government spending cuts. Paudie, Paul and Finbarr drove up to Dublin to meet the minister of education. We made this video which Paudie did the voice over for, to introduce the school and area.
Watch the three minute video below
Cahermore National School
A Central Hub in a community fighting for survival
Cahermore National School is a small school in the Allihies Parish on the Western tip of the Beara Peninsula. The school was built in 1979 following the amalgamation of three local schools; Cahermore NS, Lehanmore NS, and Cluin NS (Allihies Village).
Up until this year Cahermore N.S. had 3 classrooms. Due to drastic cuts in pupil-teacher ratio to small school of Ireland we now have two classroom teachers in the school; Mr. Padraig O’Sullivan (Principal) teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes, and Mrs. Siobhan O’Driscoll (Deputy Principal) teaching Junior Infants, Senior Infants 1st and 2nd classes. Nuala O’Neill is our part time Learning Support Teacher.
While Mr. Niall O’Sullivan is based at Cahermore N.S., he spends most of his week covering Resource teaching hours and Principal Release days in other Beara schools.
We are still fighting against these cutbacks. Losses such as this have detrimental effects on population regeneration of an already struggling parish, not to mention the negative effects on diversity of pupil education.
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