What Is Scoil Aonghusa Community National School?
Scoil Aonghusa Community National School (Scoil Aonghusa CNS) is just as it says, a school founded in our local community.
Our school is;
* state supported
Our school strives to provide high quality primary education for every child in line with the Primary School Curriculum and guidelines laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.
Our mission is to provide a new model of primary education that reflects Ireland in the 21st century. Scoil Aonghusa Community National School provides a welcome to each child in the community we serve and create learning opportunities in a setting of diversity and inclusion.
Our school caters for the physical, academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs of children within the school day in a supportive and caring environment.
Why Is Scoil Aonghusa Community National School Right For Your Child?
R – Respectful of diversity
I – Inclusive
G – Government funded and State operated
H – Holistic development of each child
T – Togetherness with parents
C – Child Centred
H – High Quality standard of education]
O – Open and accountable
I – Inspirational leadership
C – Community Involvement
E – Education for the 21st century
Scoil Aonghusa Community National School Ethos
* The school becomes a centre of the local community.
* Children are encouraged and supported in lives their lives to the full.
* High standards are the goal in teaching and learning.
* Everybody is valued and treated with respect.
* Diversity is recognised and celebrated.
* Respect for plurality of faiths is seen as integral to the daily routine of the school.
* Belief Nurturing in all beliefs is accommodated during the school day.
The History of Community National Schools
Scoil Aonghusa Community National School was the first Community National School to open in Munster. The first Community National Schools were opened in 2008 in Phibblestown and Porterstown in Co. Dublin. Other CNS schools are located at Carrigtwohill, Killarney, Naas, Co. Kildare, Navan, Co. Meath, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, Citywest, Dublin 24 and Lucan. We are one of two new Community National Schools in Cork. Additional schools are likely to come on stream in the coming years.
The story behind our school name…
In Irish mythology, Aengus is a god of love, youth and poetic inspiration. Aengus fell in love with a girl who was in the form of a swan. He changed into swan form himself to remain with his true love. The story of the swan links with the name Mallow/Magh Ealla- the Plain of the Swan.
Aengus is seen as a youthful person, full of life and energy.
W.B. Yeats took inspiration from this Celtic story and wrote the poem ‘The Wandering Aengus’.