Welcome to the Edmund Rice Senior School webpage. The Edmund Rice school is a Catholic co-educational school catering for 320 pupils. Although the school is under Catholic patronage, it is open to pupils of all religions and none.
2016-2017 saw two momentous events in the Educational life of New Ross: the closing of the three old schools (Michael Street Junior Boys, St. Joseph’s Girls NS ; and the CBS Primary) and the opening of the two new schools in two new buildings.
Each of the three schools which have closed had its own unique history. The two new schools, Bunscoil Ris (The Edmund Rice Senior School) and Bunscoil Nic Amhlaidh (The Catherine McCauley Junior School), began operation in September 2016. Over the coming years, the new schools will create their own histories. Both schools are in state-of-the-art new buildings near the Irishtown area of New Ross.
The two new schools have a shared Board of Management. This model is now permitted under new guidelines from the Department of Education and Skills. A ‘Shared Governance’ board of management consists of 3 parents elected from the two schools ; 3 community representatives; both school principals; 3 patrons nominees and 1 teacher representative. Both schools are required to keep separate finances but a shared board of management ensures continuity and consistency between the two schools going forward into the future e.g. school calendar, uniforms, school policies such as the Code of Behaviour, book schemes, shared approaches to teaching and learning.