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 four 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.
As we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Dunsany / Kilmessan Chase, a Dinner Dance will take place on Friday November 12th at 7pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. A champagne reception followed by a 4 course meal & dancing till late with local band ‘Take Two’. Tickets are €45 and available from both Dunsany & Kilmessan N.S.
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. Last year our PA organised major culinary star Neven Maguire @ Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Wed. 11 November and it was 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, the school is home to a stage school which runs from January to June for all pupils. This year will again see over half the school take part in the Hallelujah Choir at Citywest Convention Centre. This yearly Christmas event sees 3,000 pupils from all over Ireland. 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.
We hold an Open Night for the general public each spring. All are welcome to attend.
Enrolment is now open for 2017/18 school year.
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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