Ardee Community School

Established 1974

Our School

Mission and Vision Statement

A.C.S. Motto: Ná bris Sith: Ná bris Cáirdeas


Vision:

We have a vision of a School Community where equality, harmony and friendship exist. We accept and welcome that we are a community of diverse individuals. We work to ensure that each individual in our community may fulfil his/her purpose in life.


Mission:

Ardee Community School is a partnership of Trustees, Board of Management, Parents, Students, Staff and our local Community. We value the on-going input of all our partners in the life of our School.

We aim to provide the best educational environment where effective teaching and learning can take place.
We aim to manage this with fairness and firmness.

We recognise the individuality of our Students. We provide a broad curriculum designed to meet their individual needs and to help them to maximise their potential.

We help our Students to have a healthy, wholesome and confident self-image and to develop positive relationships through our curriculum and our extra-curricular programme.

We endeavour to co-operate with parents and religious leaders of all denominations to encourage the development of religious, moral and spiritual values in each Student.


Ardee Community School offers an excellent education in a safe and secure suburban school environment

  • Committed staff
  • Excellent teaching and results
  • Broad curriculum with all subjects at higher level
  • Continuous assessment of student progress
  • Supervised after-school study
  • Regular communication with parents
  • Clear disciplinary procedures applied justly
  • Active policy on bullying
  • Comprehensive pastoral care system
  • Strict school uniform policy
  • First class school facilities
  • Wide range of sports and extracurricular activities
  • Supervised break times

Board of Management

Ardee Community School is managed by a Board of Management representative of our trustees, parents and teachers.
Parents
Staff
Bishop’s representatives (Trustees)
Local representatives (Trustees)
Principal (Secretary to Board of Management)

School Organisation

The Principal is responsible for the general direction and management of the school. She is assisted in this role by the Deputy Principal. Each year group has a Year Head responsible for the day to day organisation of the group. Each class has a Class Tutor who takes particular care of the students of that class. We have a guidance counsellor, chaplain and pastoral care team who offer support and encouragement to students experiencing difficulties.
School commences at 8.45 a.m. and classes commence at 8.55 a.m. Students have a fifteen minute morning break and a fifty minute lunch break. Classes finish at 3.40 p.m. each day. Students are supervised by teaching staff during all breaks.

Discipline

Ardee Community School has positive school rules and a clear code of behaviour.Our rules reflect the ideals our students set for themselves. The vast majority of our students live up to these ideals. Where a student breaks the rules our disciplinary system is implemented fairly. Sanctions range from verbal advice and warnings, writtennotes to parents, detention after school, report cards to suspension and expulsion for serious breaches of discipline. We expect the support of parents in dealing with any problems of behaviour.