S.N. Réalt na Mara is a Catholic, co-educational primary school under the patronage of Bishop Kevin Doran, Catholic Bishop of Elpin. While our school has a Catholic ethos, we welcome pupils of other faiths and those who do not have any particular religious beliefs and we encourage genuine respect and tolerance of all.
"Réalt na Mara" is the Irish for "Star of the sea".
Our school is located in the beautiful seaside village of Rosses Point, Co. Sligo on the north west coast of Ireland.
There are currently 101 pupils enrolled and there is a Teaching Staff of six permanent teachers .
In S.N. Réalt na Mara we offer a wide and varied curriculum. As well as implementing the Revised Primary School Curriculum (Department of Education and Skills, 1999) we were also a pilot school in 2021/22 for the Department of Education's Language Connect Modern Languages Sampler programme and previously we piloted the Department of Education and Science's Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI). Our school has also been involved in many initiatives, projects and sporting events over the years, such as the Green Schools, Discover Primary Science and Maths Project, CraftEd Arts project, Primary School Debating, Quizzes, Learn Storm/Khan Academy On-line Maths Challenge, Book Week, Maths Week Ireland, NUI Galway's Under the Microscope Programme, K'nex Challenge, Dissolving Boundaries, Cumann na mBunscol, FAI Primary Schools soccer and primary school basketball. Our school also supports many charitable causes. During Lent, the pupils have fundrasied for Bóthar and sent female dairy goats to a poor families in Africa. We also support Trócaire projects in the developing world.
In 2006 S.N. Réalt na na Mara was awarded Sligo County Council's Cathaoirleach's Award in recognition of its contribution to education.
Over the last ten years some of our successes include:
2020: County Finalists in the Primary Schools Debating competition. Unfortunately due to school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County Finals were unable to go ahead.
2019: Award of Science and Maths Excellence and the Co. Sligo Primary Schools
Irish Quiz- Winners of Corn O'Dubhda - (O'Dowd Perpetual Trophy).
2018:Award of Science and Maths Excellence and winners of Co.Sligo Primary Debating Competition.
FAI 5s: Réalt na Mara Girls' Team were Co. Sligo A Cup Winners and Connacht Finalists.
2017: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2016: Award of Science and Maths Excellence and awarded our 6th Green Flag.
2015: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2014: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2013: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2013: Awarded our 5th Green School Flag.
2012 : Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2011: Our Third and Fourth Classes were Regional Winners (Western region: Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo) in the Lidl Fit Factor Programme and were placed 3rd in the National Finals winning €3000 of vouchers for sports equipment.
2011: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2011: 4th Class reached the National Finals of 'Xperience Engineering "Engineers work for a cleaner future" and were awarded a Silver Award for their project. This was the third time that our school has reached the National Finals.
2010: Awarded "School of the Month" December 2010 by the Modern Languages in Primary School Initiative for teaching and learning of French.
2010: Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative Project Vive les Maths: Certificate of Merit and €100 book voucher awarded to the pupils of 5th and 6th Class.
2010: 4th Class were National Finalists in the 'Xperience Engineering:" Engineers Shape our Future" Project and were awarded a Silver Award for their project on Wind Turbines.
2009/2010: Award of Science and Maths Excellence.
2010: Green Flag Award - our 4th green flag.
2009: Our 5th and 6th Class pupils won a laptop computer in a competition sponsored by MLPSI for their project celebrating European Year of Intercultural Diversity and our Fourth Class pupils took second place for their project in the National Finals of the 'Xperience Engineering competition.
Two of our Fourth Class pupils, were awarded first place at the National Finals ofthe 'Knex Challenge held in Dublin City University in June 2009.
Our school is very much at the heart of our community and during the 2009/ 2010 academic year we celebrated our school's 60th Anniversary on its current site.
Our school motto is "Ní neart go cur le chéile" - "There is strength in unity".