About Our School

Kilbride National School is a place of proud belonging. There is always something exciting happening in the school - sporting tournaments, swimming, dance lessons, guitar lessons, science projects, poetry and writing workshops, library trips, gardening projects, visits from authors, scientists and artists, and so much more! You will find the list of Events and Activities for the year 2011-2012 in the menu to the right of this webpage.

Kilbride National School is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school, which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, physical, moral and cultural needs of each and every child are identified and addressed. While Kilbride National School has a Catholic ethos, it has also due recognition and regard for all other religions.

Vision Statement
for Kilbride National School

Our vision of education can be expressed in the form of three general aims:

  • To enable the child to live a full life and to realise his/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 play an active role as members of a democratic society.
  • To prepare the child for further education and life-long learning.

Main Aims of our School

  • To encourage the holistic development of each individual child. To encourage a sound personal, emotional, healthy, moral and religious development.
  • To help each child to be independent, tolerant, kind and co-operative.
  • To encourage a good command of the Irish language and basic understanding of its place in our heritage.
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of basic mathematical concepts and operations.
  • To cultivate observational study through the local environmental concepts and operations.
  • To develop a knowledge and appreciation of our heritage through the study of history, geography and civics.
  • To foster skills in handwriting, crafts, music and other creative arts and to have an appreciation of all beautiful things.
  • To encourage an enjoyment of physical activities, dance, drama, music, mime and recreational skills.
  • To continuously evaluate and assess the above.
  • To encourage each child to treat others with respect and concern.