Edmund Rice Primary School
The present school was build in 1970. Before that there was a Primary
school across the playground which is now been used by the Secondary. The school was once called C.B.S. Primary,
which stands for Christian Brothers School. The last Christian Brother in the school
was Br. A. Rochford. He left the school in 1993, ending a 121 year link with the town and
Mr. Prenter became the new Principal.
It wasdecided to call the school after the founder the Irish Christian Brothers, Edmund Rice to maintain the link with the order. Our school uniform was then changed. The C.B.S. uniform was a wine coloured jumper, tie, a light blue shirt and grey pants. The Edmund Rice uniform is a navy pants and a light blue T-shirt and no tie. Our new school crest is on our jumpers and t-shirts. It is based on the C.B.S. crest with a "Seahorse" to show the link with the town.
school is an unusual shape. It is a nine sided figure called a nonagon (I think). There
are 8 classrooms and 7 teachers and a pre-school teacher. There is one teacher for each
class and one Remedial teacher. There are 161 boys in this school. There are no girls, they
go to the convent. The monastery up to recently was being used by an order of nuns, who helped out in the
Community Care on Pond Road. They prepared the meals for the "Meals on Wheels".
Many old people around Tramore were able to get a hot dinner each day. The
monastery was demolished last April because of its poor condition. The site
is now leveled but this is what it looked like
when it was there. Many people in the town were sad to see the old building,
which had stood on the spot for so long demolished.
We have a Office, a Staff-room, a Phone-room, a Store-room and a cleaning-room. Mrs. Carmel Kennedy is our school secretary in the mornings and Mrs. Mary O'Sullivan comes in in the afternoons. Mrs. Tracey Howlett cleans the school every evening. We try and keep the place tidy but sometimes the place is in a mess especially after art or when we plant seeds. The Doctor and the nurse visit a few times a year to check that we are all healthy. hate when she comes t give injections. We also have a visit from the dentist Mrs. O'Leary and her assistant Breda. She is always telling us to look after our teeth properly.
We are an "Information Age School". There are only fifty such schools in all of Ireland. We do a lot of work on computers. You can read some of it on other parts of this site. Mr. O'Neachtain helped us a lot with this website. He is always fixing computers. There is always something going on in this school so call back again and see what's new.
Kieran Gallagher and David Carroll.