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About Us 

St. Anne's National School, Shankill is a leading primary school in South County Dublin.  Catering for the education of over 500 students annually, our highly trained staff of over 30 members includes management, teaching and support professionals. 

While delivering primary education to children, our experienced teaching team caters for our learners individual needs.  Constant communication between mainstream teachers, learning support and our special needs assistants ensures consistency and care for our learners during their education. 

Our Administrative staff are on hand to answer queries from 8:30am - 3:00pm and our school day runs from 8:50am - 2:30pm Monday - Friday. 


St. Anne's National School, Shankill has developed a full after school programme for your children to engage in activities designed to extend learning and promote social participation.

G.A.A., Hurling, Football, Basketball, Homework Club, After-School Club, Book Club, Arts & Crafts, Chess, Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, ICT, Drama, Athletics, Yoga, Zumba and gymnastics are some of the wide range of activities and clubs available to the community. 

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Situated in the parish of Shankill and guided by Catholic patronage under current parish curate Fr. John O'Connor, St. Anne's has delivered first class education to a large percentage of the local community for over half a century.  Team successes in sport, science and social projects have helped to cultivate a spirit of community throughout the parish and we cherish the important contributions to society of every individual that has passed through our doors. 

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Building on the school's  strong foundations our recent history has seen rennovations to the school structure focused on preparing our learners for enhanced involvement with the digital age.  Harnessing the potential of ICT skills available during the digital revolution has seen change in our teachers methodologies and our children's learning experiences.  As we prepare our students to embrace a dynamic and globally inter-connected world we make a firm commitment to realising the potential for technology enhanced learning within our curriculum. 



"The child is at the heart of every decision" is the guiding principle of our ambitions.  Diversity amongst our staff has enhanced the cultivation of a pedagogically constructivist philosophy reflecting the heart of the Irish Primary Schools curriculum.  Learners pass through our school step by step from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.  We encourage them to achieve understanding through active discovery of our curriculum components.  Engaging in activities that focus on dialogue and collaboration enhance the individuals understanding of learning.  Providing practice of tasks and activities help our learners to nurture their skills and assist their development as future legitimate participants in communities. 


Actors, Authors and Athletes are amongst the wide range of backgrounds our first class staff possess.  Active role players in religious, local, trade union, political and academic communities form the ingredients of our school body and these combined experiences shape the successes of our ambitious and pioneering learning vision.