Our School

"The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination." (Emily Dickinson)

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” (Emily Dickinson)

Why not listen to JS Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins while you read this page?

(from “Introducing our School”, a booklet given to all parents on the enrolment of their child)

Piercestown National School is a Catholic school in which our shared values of mutual respect, effort, kindness, and personal responsibility are interwoven into the life and work of pupils and teachers. Our religious ethos finds a particular expression in our religious programme, our school and class Masses, liturgies and daily prayer. Visits to the classes by our priest are a welcomed part of parish and community involvement in the life of the school.

We place a strong emphasis on the close spirit of co-operation between home and school and amongst the teaching staff of the school, the varied and broad curriculum which develops the talents of the pupils and on the relationship between teachers and pupils which all contribute to a hard-working but enjoyable atmosphere.

Our classes are mixed and all pupils, boys and girls, are treated equally. We cherish the varied backgrounds, cultures and religions of our pupils and foster a spirit of tolerance and open-mindedness. No uniforms are worn in our school. To cherish the uniqueness of each child as created by God is our special concern.

We seek to maintain a balance between change and constancy and understand the importance of wide and timely consultation with everybody involved in all our major decisions.


The most recent DES School Inspection Report on our school can be found at: http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Whole-School-Evaluation-Reports-List/report1_18558E.pdf

2 thoughts on “Our School

  1. As you know Jack Berry was part of the primary schools tennis team that played in Wicklow on Friday. Leinster tennis and Wicklow tennis club would like to use some of the group photos taken on the day on their website/Facebook. In order for them to do this confirmation is required from all the schools. Can you confirm to me ASAP that the use of these photos is allowed.

    • Dear Mary, Many thanks for your request. We have been in touch with Jack’s parents who have given their consent also. The school therefore can give consent.
      Kind regards,
      Laura Walsh

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