Tipperary Cross Country Championships

Tipperary Cross Country Championships will be held on 27th September 2017, in Thurles Crokes Complex, Nenagh Rd. Thurles.  Drom National School will take part in the XS school category. Please see the details below:

2nd Group: 11.30am Start

Race 17             3rd & 4th Class Girls       XS         Schools             800m

Race 18            3rd & 4th Class Boys       XS         Schools            800m

Race 27            5th & 6th Class Girls       XS        Schools            1000m

Race 28            5th & 6th Class Boys       XS        Schools            1000m




Junior Infants 2017 – 2018

Junior Infants 2017 – 2018

We extend a warm welcome to eight Junior Infant students who started school for the first time in Drom National School on Thursday, 31st August 2017. We are delighted also to welcome many new families to our school community and hope that our school can continue to grow and be an integral part of Drom community into the future. With hard work and the support of those in our community the sky’s the limit. 

Tracksuit: Term 1

Students should wear their tracksuit on Wednesday and Friday each week in Term 1.


Return to School

We return to school on Thursday, 31st August 2017 at 9.20am. Junior Infants will finish at 12.30pm from Thursday 31st August 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017. Thereafter all infants will finish at 2pm with the remaining classes finishing at 3p.m. We look forward to a productive, fun-filled, busy year ahead. 

Farewell Sixth Class

At this time of the year, we are always filled with sadness to say goodbye to a group of students, most of whom have been with us for 8 years. This years’ sixth class is no different. We wish them every success in their future and have no doubt that they will do their families and parish proud. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir!

Angela Kenneally Memorial Plaque

Recently, the staff and students of Drom National School sought to honour Mrs. Angela Kenneally by laying a plaque in the school garden in her memory. The plaque was laid in front of a tree planted by Angela on the occasion of her retirement in 2008. Angela taught in Drom National School from 1972 -2008 and was renowned for her kindness and dedication to the children who attended the school. 

Sadly, Angela passed with her husband Tommy in a tragic accident on the 24th August 2011. The family of Angela and Tommy joined us to unveil this memorial plaque to a unique and special teacher and friend who will forever remain in the hearts and minds of all in Drom National School and the wider community. 

Jerry Coonan Memorial Shield Winner

Pictured is April of Drom National School who received the Jerry Coonan Memorial Shield on 23rd June 2017 at the annual Drom National School Student Awards Ceremony.  The presentation was made by Templemore O.N.E. and the family of Mrs. Angela Kenneally, a former teacher in Drom National School who sadly passed on the 24th August 2011.  April was nominated by the pupils and staff of Drom N.S. in recognition of her kindness, her diligence and her commitment to her school and her community. Congratulations and well done to April. 

Her classmates wrote the following poem to honour her achievement.

Student of the Year

by Maeve Healion and Keira Patterson

She’s the Student of the Year

and she has no fear

of being a friend to everyone, everyone.

She gets the tasks done

quicker than anyone

and she always does her best.

If she has something to do, 

she won’t take a rest

until its finished and done properly.

She’s fair to all

even when we’re playing ball

and she’ll always help you out.

She’ll never ever shout.

If your hurt and on the mend,

she will be a great friend.

She is always there for you,

she’s our best friend ever too.

We are so proud to know her – 

Our friend April. 

Winner of Best Waste / Recycling Project 2017

Tipperary County Council held its annual Tidy School Competition in April 2017.

Schools were visited and judged with regard to their litter management policy, litter awareness, tidiness of their school grounds and the schools overall appreciation of the environment.

There were 44 entries were received County wide, with prize money totaling over €8200 being awarded.

Some of the categories schools were judged on included, Best New Entry, Best School Garden and Most Consistent School.

Thanks to the excellent work of the staff and students, Drom National School won the Best Waste / Recycling Project in the Templemore-Thurles District. Particular thanks is due to Edite, our cleaner and Johnny, our caretaker who maintain our school environs to the highest standards. 

June Newsletter Now Available!

The June edition of Drom NewS is now available to view in the News and Events section of this website. The password to access school newsletters has been sent via text to all parents / guardians but can be requested once again through a note in your child / children’s diary. Enjoy your read.

RSE Information and Consent Forms

Relationships & Sexuality Education Programme

 As part of the Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) Policy of Drom N.S. we have engaged Ms. Mary Dillon to present the Relationship and Sexuality Education Programme to our 5th & 6th Class pupils. Ms. Dillon will attend on June 13th. An information evening for parent(s) / guardian(s) of 5th and 6th Class pupils will take place at 7.30pm on June 12th in the school.

The parent / guardian presentation will endeavor to explain the context within which RSE is taught on the school curriculum. It also seeks to encourage and support you in your role as parents and guardians and to assure you of the sensitive and informative approach which will be taken with your children in the school setting.

Following the parent / guardian presentation, we will ask each parent / guardian to complete the form below. If you will not be in attendance on the night of June 12th, please fill in the form below and return it to the school on or before the morning of June 13th. Details of the programme are also available below.

In my Own Shoes Course Content

Letter to Parents and Guardians regarding RSE Talk