Kilkenny, Ireland

St. Canices School

St Canice’s School is located in the oldest parish in Kilkenny. The school is an amalgamation of three former parish schools and is the largest primary school in County Kilkenny.

At present there are over 670 children attending the school. There are 24 mainstream classes and three autism classes with a Special Education team of 9 teachers. Ms Maria Comerford has been leading the school since 2004.

The school enjoys success in many areas. A strong child centred ethos, excellence in academic attainment, a passion for music and sport and and warm relationship with parents and the local community is part of what we are. We have an Instrumental Music programme in place whereby most of the children in the school learn to play an instrument. (www.stcanicesmusicprogramme.ie).

Our boys and girls have excelled in sport winning the local hurling, camogie and football leagues many times. Every lunchtime there are over 200 children playing games in the adjoin St James’ Park. Every two years the school takes part in the National Children’s Choir.

We have participated in two Comenius partnerships and now we are delighted to be the coordinators of this Erasmus project is ‘Promoting Health and Well Being in Body and in Mind through Culture and Identity’

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