Principals Address

A Message from the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. It is with great pride and privilege I serve as Principal of Scoil Ruáin. Please take time to familiarise yourself with some information about our school and you are most welcome to come along and visit us during our open week.

Nestled in the hills of Killenaule Scoil Ruáin enjoys a warm, welcoming atmosphere where positive relationships between our staff, students and parents are of paramount importance.

We firmly believe in offering a progressive academic curriculum as well as an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which encourages the development of the complete person in keeping with our motto “Ad Totam Personam”.

We provide excellent support for students in English, Irish and Maths. As a school that is involved in the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme we provide excellent opportunities for students in terms of their achievement in literacy and numeracy and exam attainment. Our transition programme from primary to secondary school has proven to be very beneficial. As many of our students come from small country schools we invest heavily in this programme to ensure that all our incoming first years feel happy and safe at school. We have a firm but fair approach to discipline. We applaud and reward success and encourage our students to achieve their potential in every area.

Our students are at the centre of all we do in Scoil Ruáin and our pastoral care programme has at its heart the academic, social and personal wellbeing of each student. In essence, we believe that a happy school is a successful school.

So, please come along and see for yourself what Scoil Ruáin has to offer you or your child.

I look forward to meeting you.


James Williams (Principal)

Scoil Ruáin is “A school where every child matters”. We have created a community that has our students at the core of all the great things we do. We endeavour to maximise the full potential of all our students in a creative, safe and happy learning environment.

James  Williams,  Principal