Community National Schools (CNSs) are state, co-educational, multi-denominational primary schools under the patronage of the Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The Community National School ethos is underpinned by 5 core values; excellence in education, care, equality, community and respect. CNSs are under the patronage of the Chief Executives (CEs) of Education and Training Boards (ETBs). As ETB schools, CNSs give equal opportunities to all children in the communities they serve and strive to provide high quality education through respectful, positive, supportive and responsive learning environments and respect.
What is it like to attend or work in a Community National School?
Community National Schools strive to provide all students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life. Our schools provide a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging to the school community and wider society. They strive to enable every student to realise their full potential regardless of any aspect of their identity or background. Our schools promote a fully inclusive education that recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff.
Like all primary schools in Ireland, Community National Schools follow the Primary School Curriculum (NCCA, 1999). As CNSs have a multi-denominational ethos, children also engage in multi-belief and values education curriculum, Goodness Me, Goodness You! (GMGY).