What are the School’s Curriculum aims?
In every area of the curriculum, the underlying aims are two-fold:
1. The full and harmonious development of the potential of each child.
2. The promotion of cultural enrichment. Attitudes of self-confidence, self-awareness and self-respect are encouraged.
Mutual regard for each other and for each other’s viewpoints should permeate the wide range of activities that are carried out within the school.
What is on the Curriculum?
The curriculum includes Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, Social and Environmental Studies (History, Geography, Nature Study, Elementary Science, Civics), Art and Craft, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education.
How is the subject of Religion handled in the multi-denominational context?
The Learn Together Programme is designed to help children to understand the religious and other traditions that they will meet in their environment and to help them to be sensitive to the ultimate questions posed by life and to the dimension or mystery and wonder that underlies all human experience. The Learn Together Programme is not denominationally based. The school also facilitates groups of parents in the provision of denominational instruction, as required by them, for their children.
What role can Parents play in the School?
Parents who wish to do so, and who have any skills or knowledge, are encouraged to help the teachers carry out special projects or classes with the children. The participation of parents at home is also important: “The attitude of parents towards their child`s primary school and their interest in their education there, form the most potent single group of factors affecting the child`s attainment.”
How is the school run?
The C.E.T.N.S. is set up as a Limited Company, with parents becoming `shareholders` if they wish to be C.E.T.N.S. Members. A Board of Management, which includes the Principal, elected parents and nominees of the Executive Committee and teachers, oversees the day-to-day affairs of the school.