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, senior/junior collaborative projects and World Book Day celebrations.
In June we were awarded the Blue Flag by the European Commission in recognition of our success in the Bluestar Schools’ Programme. Last year saw us take receipt of our new laptop trolley and 10 new laptops.
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. This year our Boys’ Football Team won the Cumann na mBunscol final in Páirc Tailteann. A new basketball court was erected in 2011 and basketball is taught as part of the PE curriculum. Last year saw senior pupils take part in GAA initiatives in hurling and football with external trainers and in a Leinster Rugby initiative, tag rugby.
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 group, run by two local experienced tutors who offer weekly lessons to the pupils, culminating in a stage show each year. We hold weekly extra-curricular tin whistle lessons too.
Each Tuesday there is a “Chirpy Chicks” toddler group in the GP room in the school for parents and toddlers from 10am to 12 noon.
The school recently celebrated its 85th Birthday in style with our Gathering in September 2013.
We hold an Open Night for the general public each spring which is advertised locally at the time and post on our website. This year’s Open Night will take place on Wednesday 12 March 2014 from 7pm onwards.
Buail isteach orainn anseo sa scoil agus cuirfear fíor fáilte romhat agus roimh do pháiste anseo ag ár doras. If you would like to visit our school please phone or email and we would be delighted to see you.
Principal: Mrs. Catherine Bockett
Vice-Principal: Mrs. Eileen Muldoon
Currently enrolling for September 2014
To contact us: 046 9025058
Or Email: email@example.com