Waterpark National School opened on 3rd September 2001. When the school opened there were 59 pupils and three teachers. Today that number has grown to 240 pupils and 12 teachers.
Waterpark National School is a co-educational primary school located in Waterford City. under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and is housed in a building which was formerly used as a monastery by the Irish Christian Brothers on grounds beside of Waterpark College.
The school has grown substantially since it opened in 2001 and over 230 pupils now attend the school.
The children are taught in single grade classrooms and the school has the services of Learning Support and Resource Teachers. Twelve fully qualified teachers are currently employed in the school and two Special Needs Assistants cater for children with specific needs.
As a Roman Catholic school, daily prayer, religious education and Sacramental preparation are core elements of the daily life of the school. However, children of all faiths are welcome in Waterpark National School and the religious background of every child is respected and cherished.
Waterpark National School is a Co-Educational, Catholic Primary School which aims to help each child enjoy the learning process, acquire self-esteem, self-discipline and reach his/her full potential within a happy, caring and secure environment.
Over the years since the school opened, the Department of Education and Skills has grant aided the refurbishment of the school building including: refurbishment of four classrooms and a Learning Support/Resource Room in the main building; construction of a Mainstream classroom and Learning Support/Resource Room; Roof and gutter repairs: Boundary wall replacement; Window Replacement & Electrical and Mechanical Upgrade.
We completed a large extension in 2015. This consisted of four large, modern, state of the art classrooms and two Learning Support/Resource Rooms. Our previous building has also been refurbished and it includes a new staff room, a new Principal’s Office and a revamped Secretary’s Office.