Please find the Enrolment form for Corpus Christi GNS in the Policy section of the website underneath Admission tab
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We are delighted to be in school for face to face teaching and learning for our final term at Corpus Christi Girls’ National School. We are looking forward to spending time in our school garden, learning about the flora and fauna of summer and going on nature walks to explore our local area. Summer is a great time for getting exercise and socialising, we look forward to outdoor sports and lots of picnics with the girls.
We are grateful to our pupils and our parent body for their support and cooperation in adhering to the protocols of the HSE and the Department of Education. We are also very appreciative of our staff for their ongoing commitment to keeping the school community safe.
Míle buíochas do gach duine,
The Value of School Gardens
School gardens are a wonderful way to use the school premises as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as Math, Science, Art, Health and Physical Education and Social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility.
The Benefits of School Gardens
Experience and research have shown numerous benefits of school gardens and natural landscaping:
- students learn focus and patience, cooperation, teamwork and social skills.
- they gain self-confidence in their ability and new skills and knowledge in planting and food growing — soon-to-be-vital for the 21st century.
- garden-based teaching addresses different learning styles and intelligences
- achievement scores improve because learning is more relevant and hands-on.
- students become more fit and healthy as they spend more time active in the outdoors and start choosing healthy foods over junk food.
- the school premises is more diversified and beautified.
- Students learn to respect the environment and assume responsibility for its care
The school garden at Corpus Christi was started by our caretaker, Tony Smithers who organised the planting of flowers and shrubs around the school. He was further assisted by Maeve O’Neill, a parent, who is also a landscape designer. Maeve designed the planters in the school with flowers and plants that provide colour and foliage throughout the school year. Individual classes assisted Maeve with the planting. David Murphy, our temporary caretaker is also fully engaged with developing our garden with the addition of new planters and lavender pots. Recently, Michelle Hardiman, a teacher and avid gardener came to teach the girls how to plant and take care of peas, beetroot, lettuce and sunflowers. We have recently acquired a herb patch and we look forward to developing it also. Corpus Christi will make its contribution to developing the horticulturists and Bloom garden designers of the future!
Important updates from the HSE and the Department of Education and Skills
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Dr. Abigail Collins explaining the HSE guide to Parents on CLOSE Contacts in Covid-19 cases.
Corpus Christi Girls’ National School
Welcome to the website of Corpus Christi Girls’ National School. Corpus Christi G.N.S. I hope that you will enjoy reading about our school and that the website will provide you with a flavour of the work and the sense of purpose in the school.. The school has been welcoming and educating the children of the area since it first opened in 1931. Corpus Christi is a Primary school with a Catholic ethos “Where we strive to learn together in a happy and safe environment where everyone is valued, respected and encouraged to do their best”.
We take our mission statement very seriously and strive to make this an inclusive school where the pupils are nurtured and will flourish in all aspects of their development.
Corpus Christi is a happy, friendly and busy school with lots going on. If you don’t find the information for which you are looking, please feel free to contact us directly with any queries.