Who we are

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 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. One opened in September 2013 in Lucan, Co. Dublin.  In 2014, schools were opened in Tallaght-West, Co. Dublin and Mallow, Co. Cork.  Two more schools are due to open in September 2015 in Carrigtohill, Co.Cork and Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

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.
    
It seeks to provide you with information about the key principles upon which Community National Schools are founded and describes what makes the Community National School approach both similar to other primary schools and yet offers a unique experience at primary school level for your child.

Vision

The Community National School is a caring learning environment where each child is welcomed, respected, cherished and facilitated in reaching his/her full potential whatever their background, nationality or faith.

The CNS is a learning community where children's learning is paramount, and in which staff, parents and community members also share in that learning in ways that are stimulating and appropriate to their needs in the 21st Century

Community National Schools seek to ensure that all members of the school community work in partnership, having the best interest of pupils at heart, and for the development of the whole community.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a new model of primary education that reflects Ireland in the 21st Century.

The Community National Schools provide a welcome to each child in the community we serve and create learning opportunities in a setting of diversity and inclusion. Our schools cater for the physical, academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs of children within the school day in a supportive and caring environment.

Core values of CNS

A Community National School is a caring learning environment where each child is welcomed, respected, cherished and facilitated in reaching his/her potential whatever his/her background, nationality or faith.

The CNS is a learning community where children's learning is paramount, and in which staff, parents and community members also share in that learning in ways that are stimulating and appropriate to their needs in the 21st Century.

Community National Schools seek to ensure that all members of the school community work in partnership, having the best interest of pupils at heart and for the development of the whole community.

Ethos Statement

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