School Information

School & Class Structures/ Organisation

There are four classrooms in St. Multose School:

Junior Infants, Senior Infants & 1st Class -  Jill Horan (Principal)

2nd and 3rd Class - Nicola Curtin

4th and 5th Class - Lorraine Kingston (Deputy Principal)
Fifth and Sixth Classes - Sharon Nestor (Assistant Principal)


Support Teachers - Margie Hadden, Carolyn Buttimer, Hilary Whitley 

Special Needs Assistants - Jackie Whitnell, Sarah Higgins
School Secretary - Sue Semple (9.00 - 12.00 noon approx.)

School day and year

Official opening time is 8:50 a.m. The Board of Management cannot accept responsibility for children who arrive in school before that time. Infant classes finish at 1:30 p.m. each day. All other classes finish at 2:30 p.m. daily. Please ensure your child is collected on time, as children quickly get anxious if they are kept waiting.


Assembly and roll call: 8:50 a.m.  9.10 a.m.

Morning break for the Junior end of the school: 10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Morning break for the Senior end of the school: 10.50 a.m.  11.00 a.m. 

Lunch break for the Junior end of the school: 12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Lunch break for the Senior end of the school:  12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
School closes for Junior and Senior Infants: 1:30 p.m.

School closes for all other classes: 2:30 p.m. 


We ask for your co-operation in this matter. The school uniform is an important element in promoting and fostering pride in the school, and helping the child feel a part of the school culture. Please ensure that your child always wears the school uniform. It is important that you label each item of clothing. 

The uniform consists of a navy sweatshirt and (ordered through the school) and a light blue polo shirt. These are ordered through the school. This should be worn with navy trousers/skirt/shorts/pinafore.

On PE days, navy tracksuit bottoms should be worn. 

School Ethos

Ethos Statement of St. Multose National School
Roll Book Number 14726C

  • St. Multose National School is a Church of Ireland National School under the patronage of The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

  • The school serves Kinsale Union of Parishes.  The rector is chaplain to the school.


  • St. Multose N.S. is a school where the traditions and teaching of the Church of Ireland inform the position taken in regard to moral issues which arise in the teaching of secular subjects.


  • The school is co-educational, with classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.


  • It was founded in 1895 and moved to its present site in 1986. It has had 3 extensions since then.


  • St. Multose N.S. is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected – irrespective of ethnic background, religion, gender, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning. We would like pupils and their families to experience a sense of caring and belonging. They are treated fairly and their spiritual, moral and religious development is encouraged, as is their intellectual, social and academic development.


  • It is a community where moral values such as truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected. Our school is a Green School and cherishes the environment both locally and globally. The justification of these qualities is based on Biblical teaching interpreted by the Church of Ireland.


  • We value physical and emotional wellbeing of pupils and staff in our school. We are an Active School and promote good mental health and well-being.


  • St. Multose N.S, is part of a local church community and has strong links with the parish. This, for example, is shown by the fact that pupils attend services in St. Multose Church and the rector visits the school on a regular basis. Older classes attend the annual Diocesan School service in St. Peter’s Church in Bandon. Our school choir is trained by the director and/or assistant director of music from St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral.


  • The work, in St. Multose N.S. is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences. The admission policy is inclusive of pupils of other denominations, other faiths and those of no specified faith.


  • Religious Education occupies a central position in the school curriculum and is regarded as a core subject: all pupils in the school have the opportunity to attend classes in religious education. The Follow-Me Religious Education programme is followed in all classes.


  • St. Multose N.S. nurtures freedom of thought and a personal relationship with God. This is most evident in the teaching of religious education and in the prayer life of the school community.




Should you wish your child to be considered for enrolment in St Multose National School, please complete the Notification of Intention to  Apply form (see link above) and return to the school.  

Please note that completing this form does not guarantee a place in our school.

Application forms, along with Admissions Policy, Code of Behaviour and Integration of Children with Special Needs, will be sent out in the October before year of enrolment.  
All applications must be returned to the school by a date given for the beginning of November. The Board of Management meets shortly thereafter to consider applications, in line with our Admissions Policy, and offers of places will be made in mid November.


Board of Management


The Current Board of Management is:

Bishop's Nominees:
Mr Daniel Emerson - Chairperson

Reverend Peter Rutherford - School Chaplain

Teacher Nominees:
Ms Jill Horan - Secretary

Ms Nicola Curtin - Health & Safety Officer

Parent Nominees:

Ms Olga Lavelle - Co-Treasurer

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan - Co-Treasurer

Community Nominees:

Mr David Peares - Health & Safety Officer

Ms Jennifer McElroy - Health & Safety Officer

The Board of Management has the duty to consult with the Patron in regard to procedures. The Board follows the directions of the Patron when appropriate. The BOM acts on behalf of the Patron in running the school [section 15 (1) and (2) (c) of the Education Act 1998]. The Board is to be accountable to the patron for upholding the characteristic spirit of the school and through the school, to promote moral, spiritual, social and personal development of the students.

A Board of Management, elected at four-year intervals, manages the school. Leadership and management are critical for the success of St. Multose school. The Education Act 1998 sets out that the Board of Management is responsible for the appointment of Principal, assistant teachers and other staff, subject to regulations and agreed procedures sections 23 and 24. Duties also include responsibility for the maintenance of the school.

Expectations of the Board of Management and teachers reflect the school culture, ethos and vision. Parents have access to the BOM through two elected parent representatives (one father and one mother).

The current chairperson of the BOM is Daniel Emerson and all correspondence with the BOM should be addressed to him.




St Multose National School, Knocknabohilly, Kinsale, County Cork P17 AF10


Te: 021 477 4106



Registered Charity Number: 20112844

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