On Friday the 20th of November Scoil Aonghusa C.N.S, whose motto is ‘Bíodh bhur solas ag taitneamh (Let your light shine)’, warmly welcomed its 2015 Junior and Senior Infant class to the school. The school held a welcome ceremony celebrating the beliefs of all families in the school. Canon G. Casey ( Roman Catholic Church) Ms. Avril Gubbins (Church of Ireland), Pastor Josh (Mallow Bible Fellowship) and Pastor Sam (The Pentecostal Church) were all present at the ceremony.
The children eagerly performed favourite songs such as ‘I have a name’ which they learned as part of the ‘Goodness Me Goodness You’ multi denominational moral based curriculum at the school.
Scoil Aonghusa C.N.S delivers a new model of primary education that reflects Ireland in the 21st Century. We provide a welcome to children of all beliefs and none in our community and create learning based on diversity and inclusion, we cater for the physical, academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs of children within the school day in a supportive and caring environment.
Just one year ago, Scoil Aonghusa C.N.S opened in Mallow with 47 pupils and enrollment has now increased to 80. Planning permission for a new school building at Castlelands, Mallow has been granted by the Department of Education. The new school building will be completed and ready to move into in September 2016. An open day will be held in January 2016 for prospective parents and pupils.
Left to right: Canon G. Casey ( Roman Catholic Church) Ms. Avril Gubbins (Church of Ireland) Pastor Francis (Church of Ireland), Pastor Josh (Mallow Bible Fellowship) and Pastor Sam (The Pentecostal Church) with the Junior and Senior Infant Class