“Church Street National School has brought me many happy memories such as trips to the library, sports day, going to the playground and the science fair. All the teachers, Ms. Looney, Mr. West, Ms. Lenihan and Jerry and of course all the secretaries, were very kind to me and helped me when I needed it. I liked the projects we did like bug hotels, garden & art projects. I enjoyed it with Geoff Hunt going to different places studying bugs, fish, trees etc. Overall, I loved my journey in primary school”
I chose the school for my children because of the more personal touch experiences they provide. The small classroom number enables them to excel in reaching their full potential. The mixed class situation embraces positive friendships to form with peers of different ages due to the close group interactions they have within the class setting environments. I have found the teachers easy to approach and openly communicate with parents both formally, when needed, and informally daily. We are very happy as a family to be part of the school community spirit which exists and is constantly developing within the school. The preparation level my son attained for his transition to secondary school was exemplary. He has shared that when he went into 1styear he was grateful for the quality of the education level he had gotten in primary school as it had made him very confident in having the vast knowledge for the academic work he was expected to undertake.
Church Street National School provides so many other elements of education from science to environmental education, swimming and nature field trips which is not always possible in larger schools. There is no uniform which allows children to express themselves as they want. So many areas such as personal wellbeing are focused on and mental health which equips the student with skills that they will use all through life. There are many wonderful projects for the children to engage in such as planting a vegetable patch or newly placed outdoor tables and chairs for outdoor classes (weather permitting). It is a wonderfully rounded approach which encourages and gives the students confidence.