http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases/PR13-01-11.html is a link to the Department of Education and Skills’ website which provides information on the survey process for parents on school patronage to be rolled out in 38 areas around the country. We would appreciate if you could review our website on Community National Schools by way of your consideration of a choice of patron in these areas. A brief description of Community National Schools is available to download here.
A Community National School is just as it says. Founded in local communities, these schools are child-centred, inclusive, multi-belief, State supported schools which strive to provide a high quality primary education for every child in line with the Primary School Curriculum and guidelines laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.
The first Community National Schools were opened in 2008 in Phibblestown and Porterstown in Co. Dublin. Four further schools in Naas, Co. Kildare, Navan, Co. Meath, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and Citywest, Dublin 24 have since opened. Three new Community National Schools are proposed, two of these will open in September 2013, one in Tallaght-West and the other in Lucan, Co. Dublin. A community national school is also proposed for Mallow in Co. Cork, the date of opening to be confirmed. Additional schools likely to come on stream in the coming years.
To you as a parent/guardian...
'Every parent's deepest wish is that their children are self sufficient, happy, and able to live a full life .'
Selecting a school for your child can often be one of the most challenging decisions you as a parent/guardian will make in the early years of your child's life. This website seeks to assist you in gaining a better understanding of what a Community National School can offer your child and you as a parent/guardian.