Scoil Chormaic Community National School first opened its doors on September 1st 2010. The school welcomes children of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. We pride ourselves on respecting and including the diversity of the whole school community. The school was located in two classrooms within the Ardgillan Community College. On the 1st September there were 17 pupils and the teaching Principal Deirdre Corcoran and by the end of September this had increased to 28 pupils and Miss Walley and Mr Weston joined the staff.
In September 2011 the school moved to share a building with Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín and increased in pupil numbers to 89 and teacher numbers to 5.
The school has been in its current location at Castlemill since September 2012, and in the 2014-2015 school year is home to over three hundred pupils and more than twenty teachers. The staff also includes SNAs, Mr. Barnett, Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Foy, as well as our secretary, Anita, caretaker, Pádraig, and cleaner, Seayram.
Ethos & Principles of a Community National School
Like all Community National Schools Scoil Chormaic CNS 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.
Scoil Chormaic CNS has the support of a very active Parents’ Association. The school values the important role parents play in the education of their child and in the growth and development of the school. Parents assist in the classrooms, volunteering to help with Maths games, Art activities and in other areas of the curriculum.
Scoil Chormaic acknowledges and respects the diversity of values, beliefs, languages and traditions in Irish society and operates in a spirit of partnership between patron, teachers, pupils, parents and the wider community served by the school.