New Scoil Niamh Community National School to open in Citywest in September 2012

22/05/2012
 
New Scoil Niamh Community National School to open in Citywest in September 2012
To be patroned by County Dublin VEC, Scoil Niamh is a State operated multi-denominational primary school which will provide high quality primary education and personal life skills development for children of all beliefs. The school will provide the full National Primary School Curriculum specified by the Department of Education & Skills.
 
School Principal Séamus Conboy said,  “My vision for Scoil Niamh is to create an educational environment that strives for the highest possible standards, academically and in all other aspects of school life.  To achieve this, each member of the school community will be encouraged to utilise their gifts and talents for the benefit of our children. Teachers, in partnership with parents and the wider community of Scoil Niamh, will endeavour to instil in our pupils a love of life and learning and a deep sense of respect for one and other.”
 
“Community National Schools provide a vibrant and modern approach to primary education. They are inclusive, multi-denominational and offer a primary education experience that reflects the modern day needs of society.  In doing so, we care completely for the wellbeing and personal growth of the child. Community National Schools have a very strong community focus.  We welcome all children of the appropriate age, respecting diversity while also providing a multi-belief education programme within the school day.  We are also highly focused on quality of service provision, good governance and accountability to the local community.”
 
Scoil Niamh is a co-educational school that will start off with Junior Infants and eventually grow up to 6th class. It will provide a child-centred education through which the holistic development of the child is paramount.

Prior to taking up the post of principal of Scoil Niamh CNS, Séamus Conboy taught  in Scoil Ghráinne CNS in Phibblestown, Clonee, Dublin 15. He was Acting Principal in Scoil Chormaic CNS in Balbriggan, Co Dublin in 2011.  He has a wide range of teaching experience both in Ireland and in the Middle East.  He has taught all class levels from Junior Infants to Sixth class and has more recently worked as a Learning Support Teacher. Séamus also works as principal in Coláiste Spleodar in the
Connemara Gaeltacht, County Galway during the Summer, co-ordinating an Irish language course for 5th and 6th year students.
 
Séamus trained as a primary school teacher in St. Patrick’s College, Dublin and is currently studying for his Masters in Education. He has been working in the Community National School model since returning to Ireland. He has been one of the Religious Co-Ordinators for the past 3 years and has been actively involved in the development of the ‘Goodness Me! Goodness You!’ Programme. Séamus  will use his breadth of experience in education and his deep understanding of the Community National School model to both ensure a culture of learning and achieve the highest standards of academic excellence at Scoil Niamh CNS.
 
“We will look forward to serving the local community with excellent primary school education in the years ahead, “ said Mr. Conboy