About our school
School Opening & Closing times
Opening time: 8.50a.m.
Mid – morning break 10.30a.m. – 10.40a.m.
Lunch 12.00p.m. – 12.30p.m.
Junior Infants: 1.30p.m.
Closing time: 2.30p.m.
The Primary School Curriculum was developed by the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) and launched in 1999. The
curriculum incorporates the child centred principles of its predecessor, Curaclam na Bunscoile (1971). It identifies three primary aims of primary
- to enable the child to live a full life as a child and to realise his or her
potential as a unique individual
- to enable the child to develop
as a social being through living and co-operating with others and so
contribute to the good of society
- to prepare the child for further education
and lifelong learning.
The curriculum is learner-centred. It emphasises the importance of literacy, numeracy, and language, while at the same time responding to
changing needs in science and technology, social personal and health education, and citizenship.
The curriculum is presented in six subject areas comprising 11 subjects. The development and implementation of the curriculum in religious
education in primary schools remains the responsibility of the relevant patron bodies.
Subjects: English, Gaeilge, Mathematics, Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE comprising History, Geography & Science), Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Physical Education and Social Personal Health Education (SPHE)
School Uniform Policy
Children are required to wear the standard school uniform. This comprises of a light blue shirt, royal blue V-neck jumper and grey trousers. Girls may also wear a grey pinafore or grey skirt with grey tights or socks.
Children are permitted to wear appropriate clothing on P.E. days – runners, tracksuit. Children are asked to have indoor shoes or slippers for use in the classroom. It is vitally important that each item of uniform should be clearly marked with the name of the pupil.
Cappataggle CNS has a long tradition in Gaelic Games having achieved great successes in both hurling and Gaelic football. We also offer the children a wide and varied sample of other activities ranging from our involvement in competitions through art, literature, science and have at every opportunity welcomed any external sources that may wish to talk to the children on educational themes. We have in recent years introduced Irish Dancing, Drama and Karate and the senior classes attend swimming lessons, to name but a few of the activities we engage in.
We are greatly supported by a strong and active Parents Association and Board of Management whose support we could not work
Chairperson – Sandra Nolan
Secretary – Cindy Byrnes
Treasurer – Hannah Campbell
Board of Management:
Chairperson – Michael Hannon
Secretary – Lorraine Burke
Treasurer – Denise Campbell
Other Relevant Details:
Children have access to the school transport system where the child meets the required criteria.
We also have access to the adjoining Astro turf and the local GAA Pitch for matches etc.
The school runs many other activities throughout the school year all with the view to enhancing the whole school experience for all the children.