ABOUT US

Meath & Kildare Dioceses

A Parish School, under the Kildare Place Society, was established in a thatched house, which was part of an old brewery premises, at the top of Flower Hill, in 1821.  The house was conveyed to the Parish by Samuel Fitzherbert, John Ruxton and Richard Ruxton of Blackcastle Estate.
In 1887 the teacher’s house was enlarged and a new school erected on the site of the old one.  This church-like building was built by Mahood and McMurray and placed under the National Board.
In 1979 the school relocated to its current site on the Trim Road, which was part of the old Rectory field.  Hence, the name “Flowerfield” – acknowledging the new location and retaining the link with Flower Hill.  The school property is vested in the Representative Church Body and on a ninety-nine year lease with the Department of Education.  There are Trustees and a Board of Management and the Patron is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare, which means that there are close links with the Diocesan Board of Education and the General Synod Board of Education.

OUR HISTORY

A Parish School, under the Kildare Place Society, was established in a thatched house, which was part of an old brewery premises, at the top of Flower Hill, in 1821.  The house was conveyed to the Parish by Samuel Fitzherbert, John Ruxton and Richard Ruxton of Blackcastle Estate.

In 1887 the teacher’s house was enlarged and a new school erected on the site of the old one.  This church-like building was built by Mahood and McMurray and placed under the National Board.

In 1979 the school relocated to its current site on the Trim Road, which was part of the old Rectory field.  Hence, the name “Flowerfield” – acknowledging the new location and retaining the link with Flower Hill.  The school property is vested in the Representative Church Body and on a ninety-nine-year lease with the Department of Education.  There are Trustees and a Board of Management and the Patron is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare, which means that there are close links with the Diocesan Board of Education and the General Synod Board of Education.


In 2006 the school was completely renovated and enlarged by Carolan Builder.

One of the ways of enriching the educational experience at our School is by staying involved with the Navan community. Reach out to learn more.

MISSION STATEMENT

Flowerfield N.S. is a primary school under the patronage of Church of Ireland. We aim to reflect the the characteristic spirit of the Church of Ireland ethos.

Our school welcomes children from the Church of Ireland community and children of other denominations and faiths and those with none.  A culture of inclusivity is fostered within the wider school community.

We are committed to equality of access to children with special educational needs and children with general learning disabilities; procedures are in place to identify children who require additional support and to secure the additional resources to assist them in furthering their education.

The development/education of a child begins within the home and then continues in conjunction with the school as the child begins to relate to the outside world and people beyond family and close friends.

Within a Church of Ireland ethos, Flowerfield National School provides an environment based on justice (mutual respect for others and their property) in which each child’s academic, social and personal development can take place.

Therefore, regulations governing health, welfare and safety of the pupils form the basis for good behavior, tolerance and mutual respect.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

The school’s Board of Management is comprised of the following:


  • Chairperson – Canon John Clarke

  • Treasurer – Mrs. Philis Roe

  • Principal – Olivia Barnes

  • Teacher – Vanessa Patterson

  • Parents’ Representatives – Brian Dowling and Ida Fitzpatrick

  • Community Representative - Mr. George Wilkinson and Mrs. Margaret Gorman

  • Bishop's Representative - Mrs. Phillis Roe

PARENTS ASSOCIATION

The Parents’ Association is the structure through which parents and a school can work together for the best possible education for their children. The Parents’ Association works with the principal, staff and the Board of Management to build an effective partnership of home and school.


The Association is formed to represent the views of parents with the intention that the Parents’ Association should work in the interest of the children at all times to ensure maximum benefits to them with regard to schoolwork and extra curricular activities, to promote Flowerfield National School, to foster a positive relationship between parents, teachers and the Board of Management.


ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED TO COME TO THE MEETINGS.


The meetings are held in the school and notice of the meetings is given to the children to advise parents of the date and time of the next meeting. Any issues arising from meetings will be communicated to the Principal/Board of Management as applicable. 


The association does some fund raising, but that is not its aim. Better communication between parents and teachers , social  activities and helping at sports day are some of its functions. 


The more parents that are involved in the association help it to become stronger, more cohesive and thus more successful.


Contact details for the committee are as follows:


  • Chairperson: Gillian Doonan - 086 825 4316

  • Secretary:  Declan Kettle - 086 794 8366

  • Treasurer:  Orla Boles - 086 823 7921


Please contact the above for any queries or topics for agenda.

(046) 902 1239

Trim Rd, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland