The circle is complete for the new director of the boys’ school Realt na Mara


There have been celebrations recently with the news that Mrs Caitriona Campbell has been appointed Principal of Réalt na Mara Boys School, Donacarney.

n A graduate with honors from St Patrick’s College of Education, Drumcondra, and the University of Roehampton in London, Ms Campbell also achieved first class honors in the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership from the University of Limerick. She has been teaching at the Réalt na Mara boys’ school since 2001 and has also been an assistant director for a few years. She is currently completing a certificate in Coaching for School Leaders from the Center for School Leadership.

Originally from Mornington, her father Peter Campbell and his family went to school in the ‘Old Red Brick’ in Donacarney.

“Our family has come full circle, as my own children follow in their ancestor’s footsteps by beginning their school journey in the same building, now known as Mornington Preschool,” Ms Campbell noted. “And from there they moved on to Réalt na Mara boys’ and girls’ schools”

Also noting that her father was a strong supporter of the St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Ms Campbell said: “I look forward to continuing our partnership with the club and indeed with the wider community. We are fortunate to have wonderful neighbours, Réalt Na Mara GNS, who have been so supportive since I started my new role.

She added: “The Réalt Na Mara boys’ school is privileged to be at the heart of a dynamic, generous and close-knit community. I am honored to enter a school where relationships have always been at the heart of what we do. We have a passionate, caring and highly skilled team of teachers and SNAs who strive to create a happy, safe and nurturing environment for our children.

I am passionate about teaching and learning where high quality, inclusive child-led learning experiences ensure that each child’s uniqueness is harnessed, enabling each child to reach their full potential both socially, emotionally and academically.

I look forward to the next chapter of Réalt na Mara National Boys School, working with our wonderful children, families and wider community.


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