The Centre for European Schooling (CES) Dunshaughlin is an Accredited European School. It is entirely devoted to the education of children who would be considered Category I students in a European School. The Centre for European Schooling (CES) was set up in 2002 to cater for pupils whose parents worked in the EU’s Food and Veterinary Office in Grange, Dunsany with Úna Barton as first Director. The centre itself is located upstairs in our school building.
Our students are enrolled at St. Seachnall’s National School and attend the CES for classes in their mother tongue while Irish is taught in their mainstream class. Their day starts at 8:30 a.m. when classes in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Second Language are timetabled. Classes in EFL are provided during the day where necessary. Students follow mainstream curricula for all other subjects and take the Irish State examinations at the end of Third and Sixth Year. Moral education classes are also provided where an alternative to religion is requested.
Teachers who are native speakers and ideally are qualified to teach their native language have been appointed by Louth and Meath Educational Training Board. Currently the school accommodates pupils from France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. The current Director of the CES is Mrs. Nollaig Gavin.
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