St. Oliver's National School was built in 1977 and opened to receive pupils on 1st September, 1977. Initially there were 9 teachers on staff and 250 pupils. Mr. Brendan Walshe served as school principal from September 1977 to October 2002. Mr. Rory D'Arcy became Principal in October 2002. Pupils from our school have shone in many aspects of business, professional and sporting life. Our past pupils are welcome at all times in our school . The centrality of each pupils unique talents has always been to the fore.
Our school has a long history of special education provision. Our community recognises that soecialised educational supports in an integrated mainstream setting enriches the education of all our pupils..The provision of classes for pupils with a Mild General Learning Difficulty (1992) , Language Difficulty (1994), Specific Learning Difficulty – Dyslexia (1999), a dedicated Occupational Therapy room (2006), Two Multiple Disablity Classes (2017) and an ASD Class (2018) are all indicative of this commitment.
Our school aims to be a happy, safe place where effective teaching and learning takes place within a Catholic ethos. We were honoured to welcome Her Excellency President Mary Mc Aleese to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our school on January 30th 2008.
Our school was chosen as one of only five Changemaker Schools in Ireland by the Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Organisation in 2014.
Our school currently serves 652 pupils and has 62 teachers and 24 Classroom Assistants on staff. (October 2020)