National school to transfer to KWETB
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.