LUCAN students will have a new school for the beginning of the new school year, County Dublin VEC (CDVEC) has confirmed.
Scoil Oscair Community National School (CNS) will open its doors for the first time in September this year.
Based in South Lucan, and with the backing of CDVEC, it will be a State-operated multi-denominational primary school for both boys and girls.
CDVEC said this week that they hope it “will provide high-quality primary education and personal life-skills development for children of all beliefs, and none”.
The school will provide the full National Primary School Curriculum specified by the Department of Education and Skills.
It will be the fifth community national school opened under CDVEC, following the success of its sister schools, including Scoil Niamh CNS, Citywest.
Dr Marie Griffin, chief executive, CDVEC, said: “Community national schools provide a vibrant and modern approach to primary education.
“They are inclusive, multi-denominational [structures] and offer a primary education experience that reflects the modern day needs of society.
“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,” she said.
Scoil Oscair CNS will start with junior infants only in 2013, and will eventually expand up to sixth class. Enrolments for Junior Infants 2013 have now commenced.
To download the enrolment form from the CDVEC, see www.codubvec.ie, or contact Thea Watters at 01 452 9614, or email t.watters@codubvec.ie to request an enrolment form by post/ email.