Ladyswell National School (also known as Scoil an Cheathrair Álainn) is a co-educational school under the management of the Department of Education and Skills. There are approximately 500 pupils enrolled from Junior Infants to 6th Class. We also have two Early Start Classes for 3-4 year olds.
The school has earned 4 Green Flags and are currently working on our fifth. In addition we have received a yellow Interculturalism flag. The school was awarded the Digital School’s award for the promotion and integration of Information Technology (IT) into all aspects of teaching and learning. All classes now have a computer and Interactive Whiteboard in their rooms. Our computer room is under renovation and we are looking forward to enjoying lots of IT lessons in it soon!
Approximately 200 children attend the school’s Breakfast Club everyday and children from 3rd to 6th class have opportunity to attend the Homework Club after school. The children also receive a healthy lunch in school every day.
The children participate in many sports including Football, Athletics, Rugby, Swimming, Cricket and Basketball.
The school’s Board of Management play a central role in the management of our school. The Board of Management are a great source of guidance and support in all aspects of our school life. In addition we receive great support from our local community which makes whole school /local partnership work well together. We are very fortunate to have a HSCL teacher who works closely with the local community and agencies on a daily basis.
We are a co-educational primary school with a strong Catholic ethos, which permeates all aspects of school life, while respecting the diverse nature of the beliefs and cultures of all pupils in the school.
In keeping with the heritage of ‘An Cheathrair Álainn’, the school actively promotes the concept of community, and so promotes the partnership between the Church, the wider community, the school community, and our families, thus ensuring the wellbeing of all pupils.
The school aims to promote a team-spirit of openness, consideration and co-operation among all staff members in order to ensure an optimum learning environment for each pupil.