Ennis National School promotes Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.
Sensitivity is always shown to pupils of all faiths. The school cannot, however undertake to educate children of other faiths in their own faith, nor can it provide supervision during the religious education period apart from the class.
Ennis National School has adopted the Alive – O Catechetical Programme approved and recommended by the Irish Hierarchy for use in Catholic Schools. The programme is normally timetabled each day for one half-hour. A Christian ethos however permeates the school day and the life of the school. There is a spirit of prayer in the school. The major Catholic and local feasts are celebrated. Liturgical celebrations are held on occasions and the whole school celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation annually.
At Ennis National School we realise the importance of the first two years of your children’s education in forming a firm foundation for their years in primary school.
Our curriculum reflects “the many dimensions of human experience, activity and expression and is directed to-wards the development of the full potential of the child.” (Primary School Curriculum). We value highly the importance of childhood and endeavour to give each child the opportunity to develop and mature at his/her own pace.
Teachers and staff make every effort to expose the children to the best methodologies, offering the students every opportunity to become involved in their own education and learning.
Variety of Fun
The children are offered a variety of fun and memorable experiences throughout the year including:
- Halloween Hobble
- Production and staging of Christmas Shows (Junior Infants- Nestor the Donkey; Senior Infants-It’s a Baby)
- Trip to the Post Office to post letters to Santa
- Visit to the church to celebrate spring
- Participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Prayer services to mark opening of school year
- Easter egg hunt
- Planting bulbs
- School Sports Day
- Teddy Bears Picnic