Welcome to Scoil Íde


Getting in contact with us

Contact  Elaine on 083-0196078 for any general queries.

Contact your child’s class/ support teacher for any class related questions.

Contact the Principal, Ray D’Arcy by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact the Deputy Principal, Tom Hartney by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Antigen Testing: How it will work


When a parent receives a ‘detected’/positive PCR COVID-19 test result on their child, they should notify the school principal immediately.

The school principal will inform the parents of the children in the case’s pod that they are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case. The name of the case or any other details will not be shared.

The school principal will identify the children in the case’s pod, and inform their parents, offering the opportunity to order antigen tests from the distribution company.

The antigen tests will be posted  by an antigen test distribution company to the parents of the children in the pod.

Parents carry out the antigen test on the day that they receive it and every second day until three tests have been done.

The children in the pod can continue to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic and their antigen test results remain not detected.

It is not mandatory for children to participate in antigen testing. Children who are in a pod where a child has tested positive for COVID-19 can continue to attend school, whether they participate in antigen testing or not, provided that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.


If a child’s antigen test indicates a positive result:

If an antigen test is positive, the child isolates at home and the child’s parent/guardian logs onto the HSE to request a PCR test.

The antigen test distribution company will record the numbers of antigen tests distributed, batch numbers and the names of the relevant schools.


If a child develops symptoms of COVID-19:

If at any stage a child becomes symptomatic they should isolate at home and organise a COVID-19 PCR test if indicated. A 'not–detected' antigen test holds no value in this situation of a symptomatic child.

In a case where two or more cases arise in a class, within a seven-day period, outside of a single pod, antigen testing will be offered to the full class.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.


  • Reminders for Parents:
    • Do not congregate at or near school during drop off and collection times
    • Communication with the school must take place by phone or online
    • School policy in relation to children with symptoms of COVID-19.  Do not to send children to school if they are: 
      • close contacts of a person with COVID-19 
      • are awaiting a test 
      • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
      • if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus 
      • if they have travelled outside of Ireland (see latest Govt. advice – click here
  • School Entry and Exit gates:

See the attached map showing all entry and exit gates for pupils from September 1st 2021. 

Please also note that parents/guardians are not permitted on the school grounds. Only pupils and staff are allowed to enter the school grounds. 

Scoil Íde Map Updated November 2021

No member of the school community can come to school if they display any Covid-19 Symptoms

Common symptoms of COVID-19

Other Uncommon symptoms of COVID-19

Fever (38° +)

Sore throat

New cough


Shortness of breath

Runny/ stuffy nose

Loss/ change of smell/ taste

Feeling sick



Aches/ pains






Front of School 

Welcome to the website of Scoil Íde which is the primary school for the Parish of St. Nicholas and the surrounding areas. It opened in September 1964 with three classrooms and was run by the Mercy Order for the then Parish of St. Mary's. As Limerick developed and Corbally experienced a growth in housing developments the school grew to accommodate the local population. Now Scoil Íde has a student population of almost eight hundred pupils and 44 full time teaching staff including principal Ray D'Arcy, deputy principal Tom Hartney, class teachers, special education teachers and special needs assistants.  Scoil Íde plays a central role in the community and our past pupils have gone on to excel in academics, sports and the arts. As the Sixth Classes leave us each June we remind them that no matter which institution claims them in later years, they were ours first!




Growth and learning are the summation of all we try to do with the children who are entrusted to our care. We aim to do the very best we can for every child who comes into our school, to maximise their talents and potential, to give them a solid grounding in basic academic work and to open their eyes and minds to the world that awaits them.


In recent years we have increased the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) emphasis in our teaching and learning. Through parental support we have invested in a Science Room, Outdoor Classroom and technology kits. Scratch programming is taught from 1st to 6th class. We are committed to improving teaching and learning through the support of the parents and the Board of Management.

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