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ETB appoints head teacher Julie O’ Connor to new Community National School in Glenroe

Julie O Connor, Head Teacher, Glenroe Community National School.

ETB appoints head teacher Julie O’ Connor to new Community National School in Glenroe

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie O Connor as Head Teacher of Glenroe Community National School, which is scheduled to open this September. The appointment follows confirmation in April by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, of the intention to establish a CNS in Glenroe as a result of an extensive period of engagement between the local working group from Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, the Diocese of Limerick, Department officials and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Commenting on Ms O’Connor’s appointment, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board said: “I would like to congratulate Julie on her appointment as Head Teacher and wish her every success in this new role. I look forward to Julie joining the ETB and to working with her and the Glenroe/Ballyorgan community in the establishment of Glenroe Community National School.”



Julie O Connor is a graduate of St Patrick’s College and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She has experience of teaching a wide range of class groups, having previously taught in Ashbourne, County Meath, and most recently in Mallow Convent Primary School. Julie brings considerable experience to the role as a co-ordinator of the Teaching Council’s Droichead programme, the integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers, and as a member of the Board of Management of Mallow Convent Primary School.

Ms O’Connor is very excited to be taking up the position of Head Teacher at the new school. She said: “I am looking forward to establishing the school and to welcoming the children on their first day in Glenroe Community National School. It is an historic development and I am delighted to play a part in this. It will be a fantastic opportunity to work with the local community, the parents/guardians of the school children and the ETB to enable the children of Glenroe and Ballyorgan to be educated locally once more.” She is looking forward to meeting parents/guardians at the school’s registration evening on Wednesday 24 June at 8pm in Glenroe Community Hall.

About Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board:

 Established on July 1, 2013, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually.

Community National Schools are co-educational, multidenominational schools underpinned by the core values of excellence in education, care, respect, equality and community. The ETB is patron of two other Community National Schools in the region: Mol an Óige, Ennistymon, and Raheen Wood, Tuamgraney.

The authority also has responsibility for 18 multi-denominational, post-primary Community Colleges in its administrative region and is co-patron of 4 Community Schools.

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