School Facilities

The facilities of the school enhance the educational and living experience of our whole school community.

The wider community also avail of the facilities and we welcome the involvement of local groups and clubs. We are situated on a 18 acre site in Waterford city with wonderfully mature grounds and trees. The facilities at Newtown School are available for hire by external groups, find out more here.

Sports - Indoor heated swimming pool

Teaching facilities

  • Classrooms
  • Library
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Science Laboratories: Chemistry, Biology, Physics.
  • Agricultural Science/ Horticultural Garden and polytunnel
  • Home Economics classroom and kitchen
  • Woodwork/ Construction studies room
  • Dedicated Technical Graphics room with computer design suite
  • Two Art rooms/Pottery Room
  • Multi purpose Hall for P.E., drama and concerts
  • Learning support rooms


Mountmellick House is the home of music in Newtown School. It’s rooms are busy both by day and by night, with our musicians attending lessons and rehearsals and of course, practising every evening.

  • Mountmellick House is our dedicated music centre
  • Individual practice rooms
  • Selection of individual instruments
  • Orchestra/Choir rehearsal room
  • Teaching Classroom
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  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Flood-lit astro turf sports pitch
  • Rugby pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Cricket pitch
  • Gym
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Basketball courts
  • Cross-country run
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IT Facilities

  • Wireless broadband throughout the school
  • Interactive whiteboards/data projectors
  • Computer Laboratory
  • iLabs – Innovation and Tech space
Teaching and Learning