THERE was great excitement among students and staff of Scoil Aonghusa Community National School as they officially opened their purpose-built home in Castlepark, Mallow.
Since its establishment in September 2014, the Cork Education and Training Board school was operating from a temporary base in the Mallow GAA grounds.
Earlier this year teachers welcomed students into their new classrooms.
The state-of-the-art school building spans two storeys and offers its 81 existing pupils and 13 staff eight bright and modern classrooms, three support classrooms and a suite of all-important resource rooms including a sensory room and occupational therapy room.
The new school also boasts a multi-purpose school hall, library, music room, administration offices, staff room, full-size outdoor basketball court and play area.
Scoil Aonghusa CNS promotes the holistic development of each child. It offers families in Mallow a high-quality education including new Department of Education and Skills led initiatives such as aistear (structured play), literacy lift off, jolly phonics, station teaching, differentiated teaching and mindfulness training.
Students are challenged to develop research, presentation, leadership and project management skills through engagement with committees and initiatives such as our Health Promoting Committee and Green Schools Committee.
Community national schools like Scoil Aonghusa are relatively new to the Irish Primary School Education system.
These educational institutions are multi-denominational and run by the local Education and Training Board (ETB), formerly known as the VECs. Scoil Aonghusa is the first community national school built outside of the greater Dublin area
Scoil Aonghusa CNS are inviting families, interested in enrolling their children in the upcoming 2018/2019 academic year, to see first-hand their fantastic new premises & facilities on Wednesday, January 31.
This open night will be commencing at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.