Nagle Rice Secondary School

Doneraile, Co. Cork


"Where your child matters"


Nagle Rice - A legacy of two traditions of excellence

Principal's Welcome

As Principal of Nagle Rice Secondary School, Doneraile, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website which will give you an insight into daily life in our school reflective of our welcoming culture of respect, inclusion and diversity.

Nagle Rice opened in September 1992 and is a co-educational Catholic voluntary secondary school under the Trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.

Nagle Rice aims to provide the very best education for all our pupils. We strive to provide pupils with excellent teaching and learning where we expect each student to work hard and reach their full potential. We are committed to our ethos that places the care and nurturing of our students to the forefront of our activities. All aspects of a student’s growth and education are at the centre of decisions made in our school. We also value the tremendous support and active partnership of parents/guardians, students, staff and the wider community for the school BOM, under the chairmanship of Fionuala McGeever.

A feature of our school is the warm, welcoming atmosphere where positive relationships between staff, parents and students are highly valued and of extreme importance to us. Though academic and sporting successes are so important, one of our main ambitions in Nagle Rice is to support and direct our students to become well rounded individuals, developing mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually. In striving to achieve this, Nagle Rice offers a well-rounded education and caters for the different needs, abilities and talents of all our students. This is evident in the curriculum as well as the co-curricular activities which are offered in our school. As a learning community, we are committed to continuously engaging with new methodologies and practices that enhance our learning and teaching.

On this website you will find information regarding life in Nagle Rice Secondary School. I invite you to browse our site and I hope that it will provide you with insight into the range of opportunities which are on offer in our school.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school. We always welcome your calls and enquiries.

Nagle Rice Enterprise and Achievement Awards

The Nagle Rice Enterprise and Achievement Awards acknowledging achievements for the Academic year 2021/2022 will take place this Thursday the 15th of September at 7pm in our school. This year's guest presenter is past pupil, Ray Cuddihy who is a presenter on RTE Junior and TG4. He has also worked for RTE1 and RTE 2. He is an actor, puppeteer and television writer.

He became one of the most famous faces in the country in 2020 when he co-hosted the "Home Hub" for primary students during the pandemic. Ray currently works as a primary teacher.

The event will be attended by staff, members of the Mallow branch Credit Union and nominated students. The categories range from the academic to sport, literature, enterprise, art, practical projects, culinary and craft work.

A number of Leaving cert students from the class of 2022 will also be presented with awards,

Congratulations to the Nagle Rice students on their achievements, commitment and hard work.

Our Enterprise and Achievement Awards

evening took place last night as we welcomed nominated students, their families, teachers and staff to Nagle Rice. The awards team led by Ms Butler facilitated a wonderfully successful event full of positivity, hope, achievement and encouragement. Our guest speaker, Ray Cuddihy who is currently working with RTE Radio One took time out of his busy schedule to speak and award several of our awards and certificates. A massive thank you Ray. As a past pupil is was a pleasure to welcome you back to Nagle Rice. Your inspiring words will leave a resounding impact on both teachers and students alike. Ray is a tremendous champion of our school and encouraged our young people to believe in themselves, to follow their passion and value what they love. He reminded us all not to be afraid of making mistakes, one should always "pick yourself up and drive on" Ray spoke of the importance and value of place and proudly reflected on his home, Doneraile. You are an inspiration Ray and we sincerely thank you for being with us yesterday evening. Congratulations to all our students!

We look forward to this academic year in Nagle Rice with the many opportunities available for our students to achieve and excel in different

fields where they too can be celebrated and recognised in this 2022/2023 awards!