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Choosing a school in Navan

  • 22-02-2014 2:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 hayforsale


    My child has been accepted to two schools in Navan. St Stephen's Johnstown and Ard Rí Community NS at the Rugby Club. I know St Stephen's has it's new building but I just feel it is extremely big. I like the small school feel about Ard Rí (I think there are only 80pupils). Has anyone any advice? I need to decide very soon.....


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    Mod Note: Moved from Primary and Pre-school, might be better here


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ mr jack


    hayforsale wrote: »
    My child has been accepted to two schools in Navan. St Stephen's Johnstown and Ard Rí Community NS at the Rugby Club. I know St Stephen's has it's new building but I just feel it is extremely big. I like the small school feel about Ard Rí (I think there are only 80pupils). Has anyone any advice? I need to decide very soon.....

    Well I suppose it comes down to your own circumstances, like where you live etc. but all of that stuff being equal it would have to be Ard Ri. I'm prob slightly biased as my kids go there but they love it and I couldn't say a bad word.

    New principal there is trying (and getting) a really good commuity spirit at the school which I don't think St. Stephens could match. The level of one to one engagement from teacher to pupil/parent is actively encouraged as well. We attended a bed time story telling thing in the school a few weeks a go and it was brilliant for the kids, and the parents, I really enjoyed it anyway.

    Hope that helps


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