Board of Management

Function of the Board of Management

Since 1975 primary schools are governed by Boards of Management. Each board is made up of 8 people, who are appointed by the school’s patron. St.Mary’s National School comes under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. The board is made up of two nominees of the patron, two parent nominees, two staff members (including the Principal) and two community nominees.

The board’s main function is to manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students by providing an appropriate education for each student at the school. We have approximately 6 – 8 meetings during each school year and meetings deal with a variety of topics, including current issues, budgeting, curriculum, policy development, employment and forward planning.

The term of each Board is 4 years. Our current board will remain in place until 2015.

Board Members


Billy Byrne

School Principal:

Mary Gilsenan-Kavanagh

Teacher Representative:

Caitriona Healy

Parents Representatives:

Claire Kennedy & James Crowley

Parish Representative:

Niall Quinn

Community Representatives:

Kieran Ryan & Kevin Conway