Nov 202013

Dunsany National School

Welcome to our website. Dunsany N.S. is a small, intimate  country school nestled beneath the trees of Dunsany Church in the centre of the picturesque village of Dunsany, Co. Meath.

We have five full-time, fully qualified primary school teachers and a complement of ancillary staff members.  The caring ethos which is the hallmark of  our school  is  valued by all who attend  here. Standards of excellence are expected and strived for.

Some of our educational initiatives include World Maths Day, Artefact Day, Art Exhibitions, Autumn Big Day Out, senior/junior collaborative projects and World Book Day celebrations.

In June 2013 we were awarded the Blue Flag by the European Commission in recognition of our success in the Bluestar Schools’ Programme. 2012 saw us take receipt of our new laptop trolley and 10 new laptops.

We have an active and thriving PA and greater parent body which works hard each year to raise funds which go directly back into the school. In recent years our PA organised  major culinary star Neven Maguire @ Ardboyne Hotel, Navan &  the 25th Anniversary of Dunsany Chase Dinner Dance both events were a major success and enjoyed by all who attended.

The school takes part in inter-schools’ sports competitions in many disciplines;  football, hurling  and cross-country running.  We have had many successes in these competitions over the years. We won the Cumann na mBunscol competitions in both hurling and football in 2014 (Boys – small schools division).  Our Girls’ Team took the football title in 2010 and also took 3rd place in the Meath Cross Country Championship that year. A new basketball court was erected in 2011 and basketball is taught as part of the PE curriculum.   We have taken part in GAA initiatives in hurling and football with external trainers and in a Leinster Rugby initiative, tag rugby and were the first school to take part in Meath Athletics School Programme when they started out in 2010.

Drama and music play a great part in school life here in Dunsany NS too.  Regular performances are the norm in any given school year.  In addition to class performances, over half the school take part in the Peace Proms orchestra in the RDS.  We have our own school singers ‘Gliondar’, open to all boys and girls from 1st-6th class incl. It currently has over 3o members.

Each Tuesday  “Chirpy Chicks” toddler group meets in the GP room in the school. This is open to all local  parents and toddlers (It is not necessary to have a child attending the school to attend ‘Chirpy Chicks’.)  10am to 12 noon. (Approved by Meath County Childcare)

The school celebrated its 85th Birthday in style in September 2013  with a Gathering which drew a crowd of over 300, with past pupils coming from all over the country and from England.

Buail isteach orainn anseo sa scoil agus cuirfear fíor fáilte romhat agus roimh do pháiste anseo ag ár doras.  You have to experience a small school to know the joy that it is. If you would like to visit our school please phone or email and we would be delighted to meet you.

Principal: Mrs. Catherine Bockett
Vice-Principal: Mr. Richard Donnelly

To contact us: 046 9025058

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Here is a link to Senior Room blog:  Click here


  45 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. this school is awesome (caitlin) and it has a cool garden (morgan)

  2. loving the new year and teacher cool , cant wait for all the school trips

  3. website looking good,hows the school, thanks for all the years of school bye 😀 🙂

  4. whoo hoo came 1st in art contest 😛 🙂

  5. Whoooo we won the final c’mon you girls in red

  6. girls won the the final on saturday last against Ballinacree the score was 8 goals 03 points to 02 points but it was good play from the two teams

  7. 🙂 hey hows the school without me i miss it a bit sooo well done to the girls 🙂 katie

    :)hello loving the snow , (no school) 🙂 chloe

    🙂 love the snow 🙂 katie and chloe

  8. cool website 🙂

  9. Katie= 🙂 hello 🙂
    Ruth= I’M EPIC
    Katie= I ROCK

  10. well done to all the girls in the final 🙂 caitlin

    nice pics of the halloween day haha talk about 18th birthday pics 🙂 katie

    the art for the football final r cool :)chloe

  11. Emily (from the panto) digs me
    Shes HOTT !!!!!

  12. Go jack go

  13. Hello. The website looks really good.

    P.S. Am I the first post in Jan 2011

  14. Cant wait for the Chase! 😀

  15. Hello all,

    The Chase is just three days away and I just want to remind all the parents that we are still accepting items for the auction. Have sent a text message so everyone familiar with what we are looking for, for example, bottles of wine/spirits, home baked cakes, preserves, household items: ornaments, lamps, paintings, craft work, vouchers, items of special interest, anything that will sell and is in good condition basically. These items can be left in the hall Sunday morning or at the school tomorrow.

    We also need volunteers on the day, if you can spare just 30 minutes during the day to help with the catering end of things, that is all that’s required. Please can everyone reply one way or the other to the Parent’s Association phone.

    The Chase is in it’s 19th year and the largest fundraiser for our school during the year. It’s also a great day for our community and one we are proud of, so please do your best and help support as always!

    Oh and I nearly forgot, we also need sandwiches and you don’t have to go to huge bother. They will be gratefully accepted on the Sunday morning as well.

    Finally, hope you all enjoy the day and cheer on the riders, they have their work cut out for them!!!

    Remember…. Your child, your school!

    Thanks everyone, Pam

  16. Well done Kate on completing the Chase – you represented the school so well and we are all proud of you.

  17. Hi from Ciara. I love my School

  18. Glad the chase went well. May must have been looking down. I believe Sandra is as good a beggar!!! All the best from Birmingham

  19. hey, schools lookin great from reviews, hows everyone doin?(im an ex-pupil from 4th class, left to live in Galway)

  20. hey its caitlin dont know what to say but……………hi

  21. Hi ALex! haven’t seen you in a long time.

  22. To Mr.Seamus Reilly

    Who was your teacher in school?

    I am a 5th class pupil in the school now.

  23. Hows school going? I’m comin back tomorrow…head cold…

  24. Just looking at the photos… guess who Hannah is standing on in drama?!?

  25. Hope the camogie goes well for us!!!! 😀

  26. Hi, Well Done to second class on making your First Holy Communion on the 14th. You all looked really well and done a wonderful job. The service was absolutely wonderfu, very touchingl; a lot of organising by all the teachers and Laura Gleenan, you must have all worked really hard!!

    Well done everyone,,,, Communion Children, the choir, the teahers and Laura 🙂

  27. *hi i cant wait till i move but i’m going to miss every one

  28. Hiya cant wait till next term bye

  29. Hiya the school luks great bye to the sixth class hav fun

  30. Hi the website looks brilliant

  31. Hiya it’s Rebecca the website looks fab

  32. hi everyone websites still as good as ever 😀

  33. wow, long time since someone posted… lol

  34. Dunsany school is the best school!!

  35. I love school..yeah

  36. hi I`m in 2nd class
    school is the best

  37. HI guys cant wait for the chase on the 10th !!!!!!!!!!Hi to everyone.Ps loving the website

  38. Hi GUYS AGAIN !

  39. By the way my real name is conor brown if your wondering its just from a play that we did a while ago

  40. if you are wondering why i am sending so many messages i am so bored since its absoloutely lashing.but at the same time school was so fun for once because it was hailing when we went outside and it was so dark and it HURT so bad.

  41. Was a pupil at Dunsany School in the 1940 Mrs Smith was our teacher
    Happy times

  42. hi how you doing website rocks:)
    hi Ciara how are you
    from Kate

  43. Website looking good

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