Welcome To Our School

Generally known as "The Model School", Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School was founded in 1856 and is located in a fine modern school building just off the Castlecomer Road in the medieval city of Kilkenny.

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School Closure

Our school is closed on Thursday 3rd October for a Teacher Planning Day.

Our Ethos

Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected and where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness and sensitivity to others are nurtured and protected.


School Activities

At The Model School we offer a variety of different sports and activities. Sports include swimming, soccer, hurling, rugby and basketball and there are regular school trips and outings, theatre visits, concerts and much more.


School Inspection

The report on the Whole School Inspection of Management Leadership and Learning (MLL) carried out in September 2017 has been published. The report is very positive, stating that the overall quality of teaching is good with some excellent practice observed.


News & Notices

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School Calendar

  • Halloween Mid-Term Break

    Fri Oct 25th 2.40pm - Mon Nov 4th 08.55am

  • Christmas Holidays

    Fri Dec 20th 12.10pm - Mon Jan 6th 08.55am

  • Mid-Term Break

    Fri Feb 14th 2.40pm - Mon Feb 24th 08.55am

  • School Closed for St. Patricks Day

    Fri Mar 13th 2.40pm - Wed Mar 18th 08.55am

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