Scoil Ghráinne operates within the regulations laid down by the Department of Education & Science and follows the primary school curriculum prescribed by the Department of Education & Science which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998). The on-going internal monitoring by principal and staff will be supported by external evaluation by the Department of Education Inspectorate.
Scoil Ghráinne Community National School is a co-educational Primary School which is under the patronage of Dublin and Dun laoghaire Educational Training Board (formerly Co.Dublin VEC). Scoil Ghráinne is one of seven Community National Schools nationwide. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the child: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual. Scoil Ghráinne seeks to provide a high standard of education where each child is encouraged to reach his/her personal potential. The school is committed to a spirit of inclusion, equality and harmony where each child and member of the school community is valued and treated with respect.
Scoil Ghráinne caters for children of all faiths and none. It is the policy of Scoil Ghráinne to respect, celebrate and recognise diversity in all areas of human life. Children attending Scoil Ghráinne will be taught and encouraged to view diversity as something which reflects the community from which the children are drawn. The school will endeavour to encourage the children committed to its care to have a pride in what makes them different and a belief that difference, when respected and valued, gives strength and vibrancy to the total school community and the wider community in which they live. As part of its ethos, Scoil Ghráinne welcomes children from all faiths and none. In common with the other Community National Schools under E.T.B. patronage, Scoil Ghráinne will recognise the wishes of parents to have their children receive religious education, or morality based education as an integral part of the school curriculum.
Scoil Ghráinne opened in September 2008 with Junior Infant classes. Scoil Ghráinne will have a three stream intake each year. The school is located in Phibblestown (adjacent to Hansfield Road) and shares a site with the post-primary school for the area – Coláiste Pobail Setanta – which also opened in September 2008.
Scoil Ghráinne Community National School is a developing school and will cater for the full range of Primary classes, from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, as the school grows. When completed, Scoil Ghráinne will have capacity to cater for up to 24 classes.
Under E.T.B. patronage, a management board will be established. In the interim, Scoil Ghráinne will continue to be managed by a single manager. The manager/board of management will be committed to the successful implementation of recent legislation, in particular the Education Act, 1998, the Education Welfare Act 2000 and the Equal Status Act 2000. The manager/board of management will fully subscribe to the principles of partnership, accountability, transparency, inclusion and respect for diversity, parental choice and equality.