Cuan na Gaillimhe CNS – a Steiner education (previously Galway Steiner National School ) opened its doors in Knocknacarra in 2015 in response to parental demand for a nondenominational school with Steiner teaching. Steiner education is an internationally recognised approach to the education of children. At its centre is the holistic understanding of child development and in its methods and its interpretation of the national school curriculum it aims to meet the needs of the children in their cognitive, emotional, and physical development.
Cuan na Gaillimhe CNS – a Steiner education is committed to providing education which nurtures each child in such a way that he or she develops into a young person with a balanced capacity for thinking, feeling, and doing. The staff aim for the children to develop self-confidence and inner resources so that they can take their place in the community as creative, self-directed, and responsible people. Steiner education provides enjoyable and relevant learning through deep engagement and creative endeavour, to develop ethical and capable individuals.
In 2018 the school moved to its new location in An Cimín Mór, beside Cappagh Park, a few hundred metres from Barna Woods.
The school will hold a virtual opening evening on Thursday, November 26, at 7pm. Check out the Facebook page and the website galwaysteinerschool.com for information on how to join the event on the night.