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Welcome to Scoil Ghrainne CNS

Welcome to the home page for Scoil Ghráinne Community National School. Scoil Ghráinne first opened their doors in September 2008 with an enrolment of 66 pupils at Junior Infant level. For the first two years the school was housed in prefabricated lodgings on the same site as the current school. In 2010 the school moved into a 24 classroom state of the art building that also has a spacious PE hall, library, computer room and an ASD unit called ‘Croí’ which caters for 12 children with Autism. Currently there are 698 enrolled in Scoil Ghráinne and we cater for children from Junior Infants to Sixth class. Scoil Ghráinne shares its campus with Phibblestown Community Centre and with Pobail Scoil Setanta post-primary school.

The ethos of the Community National School model focuses on providing the very best education for the children enrolled within the school. We aim to help each child develop to the best of their abilities in a holistic manner encompassing the physical, spiritual, emotional and academic. Scoil Ghráinne is truly at the heart of the community and encourages high levels of parental involvement within the child’s education. Scoil Ghráinne seeks to promote respect, inclusion and equality throughout the school. This is evident in the interactions between the children, the staff, the wider community and permeates all of our practices and procedures within the school. The area in which the school is located has seen massive growth and development over the last 10-15 years and the local community includes families from many different parts of the world. It is with this in mind that the school seeks to celebrate the similarities and differences between us, to utilise the school’s diversity to better prepare all of our children to work together in harmony.

Ken Scully – Principal

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