Nov 25 2010

About Our School

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General Information

Kilmainhamwood NS is a Roman Catholic school that has been established with the Minister of Education and Science, under the patronage of Dr. Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore.  It aims to promote the full, harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil – intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and other people.  The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church and promotes the formation of pupils in the Catholic faith.

Contact Details

Kilmainhamwood NS, Kilmainhamwood, Kells, Co. Meath.

Tel.     046 – 9052666.

kwoodns.ias@eircom.net

Staff

 Kilmainhamwood NS has a staff of four teachers, including a teaching principal.  The school also has a Learning Support teacher and a Resource teacher for Special Educational Needs shared with another school.  It is a mixed, vertical school, catering for boys and girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

Kilmainhamwood NS depends on the grants and teacher resources provided by the Department of Education and Science and it operates within the regulations laid own, from time to time, by the Department.  School policy must have regard to the resources and funding available.

The school follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the Department of Education and Science, in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998);

Within the contexts and parameters of Department regulations and programmes, the rights of the patron as set out in the Education Act, and the funding and resources available, the school supports the principles of:

  • Inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of children with a disability or other special educational need;
  • Equality of access and participation in the school;
  • Parental choice in relation to enrolment;
  • Respect for the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in society.

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