Náisiúnta Cill Damháin
Chairperson: Mr Philip Ryan.
Príomh Oide: Gillian Murphy
Phone/Fax: (053) 93 76456
Uimhir Rolla: 18090D
Established on the current site in Kildavin since 1959,
Kildavin N.S. is located in an area of stunning natural beauty
next to the R.C. Church in the heart of the village.
The school is a co–ed, six teacher school under the
patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
Mr Philip Ryan is chairperson of the Board of Management;
Gillian Murphy is the principal.
The current enrolment in Kildavin N.S is 106 children. The
school is managed by a voluntary Board of Management.
The Board of Management serves a term of four years. There
is generally one meeting each term.
Whilst espousing a strong catholic ethos, Kildavin N.S. welcomes
children of all faiths and none.
The school enjoys the support of an active Parents
Association which is affiliated to the National Parents Council.
The school is currently staffed by six permanent teachers.
The children are taught in groups of two classes per room.
There are four main stream teachers and two Learning Support
/Resource, both of whom are shared.
The school enjoys the use of the facilities of Spellman Hall
in the village and of Spellman Park G.A.A. Complex for P.E.
and other activities. The school works closely with the local
G.A.A. in order to provide a full range of Gaelic games for
both boys and girls. In addition to this the children have
opportunities to take part in inter school competitions in
a wide variety of activities to cater for all interests.
Each of our five classrooms is equipped with interactive
white board, children’s computers and library.
The school has been awarded six green flags to date and
is currently working towards the seventh. School management
supports the efforts of the village in the tidy town competition
and has received favourable mention in the judge’s
reports. The school was awarded the 2nd Active Flag in
2018 in recognition of all the sports and activities taking
We offer swim classes to each child annually. Music lessons
take place in each class once a week , as does Music Generation
Choral Singing Project. Private instrumental music lessons
are available in the school after hours once a week.
The children can avail of the services of Kildavin After
School Facility which operates in the nearby Spellman Hall.
Kildavin N.S. espouses a positive behavioural system. Our
motto is ‘Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh si’
The school was assessed by the D.E.S. Whole School Evaluation
Process in Oct 2009 the results of which are available on
Contact at any time by phone, email, website or by calling
in to the secretary, Bernie.
Phone No: 053 9376456
Look at our school website: www.kildavinns.com