Scoil Aonghusa Senior is a Roman Catholic Primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. It caters for boys and girls from third to sixth class.The current enrolment is 163 pupils.
At present Scoil Aonghusa Senior has 13 teachers. These include 8 mainstream teachers, a learning support teacher, two resource teachers, a behaviour support teacher, a language support teacher, a home school community liaison teacher and an administrative principal. The teaching staff is supported by five special needs assistants, a caretaker and a secretary. The staff level is determined each year by the number of pupils validly enrolled on the 30th September the previous year.
As well as paying the salaries of the teaching staff and special needs assistants, the Department of Education and Science provides funding to Scoil Aonghsua Senior including: The annual capitation grant, which is based on the pupil enrolment, and is used for the upkeep and general maintenance of the school. Supplementary grants, including grants under the school’s disadvantaged status, which are used to provide support for pupils with special needs and to provide other educational services for our pupils.
The Board of Management is accountable for the spending of all monies issued to it by the D.E.S. and for any monies raised within the school to supplement Department funding.The Board of Management runs the school in accordance with the Rules for National Schools and in compliance with circulars issued from time to time by the Department of Education and Science.
The school follows the curriculum prescribed by the Department of Education and Science, which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with section 9 and 30 of the Education Act (1998). Equality of access is the key value that determines the enrolment of children in Scoil Aonghusa Senior. No child is refused admission for reasons of ethnicity, special educational needs, disability, language/accent, gender, traveller status, asylum seeker/refugee status, religious/political beliefs and values, family or social circumstances.
While recognising the right of parents to enroll their child in the school of their choice, the Board of Management of Scoil Aonghusa Senior has the responsibility to respect the rights of the existing school community and in particular, the children already enrolled. This requires balanced judgments, which are guided by the principles of natural justice and acting in the best interest of all the children.
Assisting the school in such circumstances, the Board reserves the right to determine the maximum number of children in each separate classroom bearing in mind: the size/available space in classrooms, educational needs of children of a particular age, multi-grade classes, the presence of children with special educational/behavioural needs and Department of Education maximum class average directives.
Applications for enrolment in third class starting in September are taken from the first week in February each year. Enrolments for all classes are also taken throughout the school year.