About Our School

Scoil Iosaif Naofa (St Joseph’s National School) is located in the village of Kinvara, a picturesque fishing village on the south shores of the famous Galway Bay.
Telephone: 091 638171
E-mail: info@kinvarans.ie

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About Scoil Iosaif Naofa

The aim of Scoil Iosaif Naofa, Kinvara is to provide a Christian, caring, learning environment, which facilitates the nurturing of each pupil’s full educational potential.

The achievement of this aim informs all of the planning processes activities which occur in our school. Teachers and parents are partners in the children’s education, with co-operation and communication between home and school being vital ingredients in the educational process. We share the same aim i.e. the well being of the children in our care. This prospectus has been produced with the express purpose of sharing information with parents concerning school policies, and routines. Scoil Iosaif Naofa operates in accordance with the Education Act 1998 and the Rules for National Schools as determined by the Department of Education and Science.

We, the Board of Management of Scoil Iosaif Naofa, hope that each pupil will have a very enjoyable time in this school and that the information provided will prove to be of major benefit.

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School Charter

Scoil Iosaif Naofa is a Roman Catholic School established with the Minister for Education and aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic School provides Religious education for the accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church and promotes the formation of pupils in the Catholic Faith.

Mission Statement

Scoil Iosaif Naofa promotes Gospel values in a Christian learning community, where children can grow in knowledge and understanding and in the acquisition of skills, attitudes and values.

We are fully committed to offering excellence in education by:

  • Promoting the highest possible achievement for our pupils;
  • Encouraging children to grow within the Catholic faith; establishing the foundations for lifelong learning; welcoming input from parents to complement the skills and experience of our professional teaching staff;
  • Ensuring that our school is central to the parish, reaching out to embrace the wider community;
  • Uniting all staff, parents and B.O.M. in our aim to be a leading school in the Diocese of Kilmacduagh

Our aim is that all children should leave Scoil Ioaif Naofa with the basic skill of reading, writing and numeracy, an enthusiasm for learning, and a thirst for knowledge, an appreciation of their religion and the world they live and, above all, many happy memories.