School history

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.

The school first opened its doors in 2008 with David Campbell as principal. David was principal in Scoil Ghránne for over 4 years, finishing in December 2012. David was meticulous and thorough in his work and he succeeded in building the school up from its humble days in pre-fabs to the state of the art complex that we now call Scoil Ghránne CNS. We are very grateful to David for his hard work and dedication; we wish him the best in his future career. Our current principal is Kenneth Scully and we are looking forward to many years of both personal and academic prosperity under his guidance. 

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. For the academic year 2012-2013 we have 510 pupils enrolled in our school, this will rise to 720 in two years time at which time the school will have reached its full capacity. In addition to our current enrolment we also have 12 students in our ASD, or Croí, unit, the heart of our school.

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.