Na­tional school to trans­fer to KWETB

Bray People - - NEWS -

Grey­stones Com­mu­nity Na­tional School is ex­pected to be trans­ferred to the pa­tron­age of Kil­dare and Wick­low ETB by Septem­ber 1.

Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills, Jan O’Sul­li­van, an­nounced yes­ter­day that Septem­ber 1 is the planned date for fi­nal­is­ing the for­mal trans­fer of pa­tron­age of all 11 Com­mu­nity Na­tional Schools to the rel­e­vant Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Boards. The Com­mu­nity Na­tional School (CNS) model is aimed at re­spond­ing to in­creas­ing so­ci­etal di­ver­sity and de­mand for greater choice in ed­u­ca­tion pro­vi­sion at pri­mary school level in Ire­land. The first CNS was es­tab­lished in Dublin 15 in 2008.

Grey­stones CNS opened last Septem­ber with nine boys and 10 girls start­ing in Ju­nior In­fants.

The premises was at Tem­ple­car­rig Se­condary School at that time. The school was then moved to a fur­ther tem­po­rary home at Grey­stones Rugby Club grounds, with a per­ma­nent home yet to be pro­vided.

‘Com­mu­nity Na­tional schools are char­ac­terised by an ethos of in­clu­sion, equal­ity and har­mony, where each child and mem­ber of the school com­mu­nity is val­ued and treated with re­spect. They are multi-be­lief, and wel­come and re­spect chil­dren of all be­liefs and none,’ the Min­is­ter said.

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