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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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.

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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.

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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.

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School Calendar

  • Christmas Holidays

    Fri Dec 21st 12.10pm - Mon Jan 7th 08.55am

  • February Mid-Term Break

    Fri Feb 15th 2:40pm - Mon Feb 25th 08.55am

  • School Closed

    Fri Mar 15th

  • School Closed for St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday

    Mon Mar 18th

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