St. Oliver Plunkett National School, Killina is a rural, co-educational, multi-grade school situated on the R403 between the villages of Allenwood and Derrinturn. The school has four mainstream class teachers and one Special Education Teacher. It enjoys four classrooms and a learning support room equipped with the latest technology of interactive panels, tablets and chromebook technology. In addition to delivering the Primary School Curriculum to the fullest degree, the school is also active in a variety of programmes including Discover Primary Maths and Science, Peace Proms, STEM, Active Schools and Green Schools to name a few. It was awarded its first Green flag in 2011 and this year was awarded a 5th Green Flag. The school is also a GAA 5-Star school and they are working towards achieving their Active Flag status.
Founded in 1955, the original building consisted of two classrooms. There was a fireplace in each classroom and a fire was lit each day. In the 1990’s a third classroom was added to the building and in 2006 the new extension was opened. This consisted of two additional large classrooms, toilets and further storage room. More recently, in 2017 a third extension project was undertaken with the addition of another classroom and a Principal’s office.
St. Oliver Plunkett National School, Killina is a happy, welcoming school where everyone works as a team for the benefit of the boys and girls in their care. Developing an open, positive relationship with both pupils and parents is a priority for the school staff and they value the needs of every child whilst also striving to make sure that the children make wonderful memories during their time in Killina. St. Oliver Plunkett National School recognises that learning is a lifelong process, reiterating the belief that the foundations laid during a childs’ primary education in Killina will help to prepare him/her for the exciting journey that lies ahead.