Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire is a Catholic, co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.
The school, which is Catholic in ethos and plays an active role in the life of the Parish, actively promotes respect for and tolerance of other cultures and religions. Broadford N.S. aims to provide a caring and secure atmosphere in which the
intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of all pupils are met, according to individual needs and abilities. The school strives to ensure that the school keeps abreast of new developments and is a place of learning, sharing and mutual support through which the pupils are equipped with the skills and values necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing society. Broadford National School strives to promote the professional and personal development of school staff through a variety of educational and professional development initiatives. This school avails of expertise and advice from other educational partners. The school also welcomes and encourages involvement of parents through home/school contacts, school activities and through parental involvement with the Board of Management and the Parents Association.
Our School Community
Our school has 100 pupils, four mainstream teachers and one learning support teacher. There is also a special needs assistant, a secretary, a caretaker and a cleaner. In addition to this, we have two visiting music teachers.
The doors were closed in the old school building in Broadford village in 1958 after educating children there for 128 years. The existing school was built beside the church as a three-room school. In 1985 an extension was added on, with features including four classrooms, a G.P. room, a kitchen and a basketball court.
Board of Management
The Board of Management is the body responsible for the running of our school. The Board is elected every four years and is made up of eight people who meet on a regular basis. Current members are Fr. Breen, Roselyn Murphy, Arek Zabiegla, Brenda Holden, Mick Mc. Keever, Helen Corrigan, Pat Kenny and Caroline Jones.
The Parent's Association has been very active in our school over the past three years. They meet regularly and have been responsible for all fundraising activities....hunts, pub quizzes, cake sales, tractor runs and skipathons. They also organise important events for the children such as the party after First Communion, a visit from Santa and our end of year disco/party. These parents are generous with their time and are a great asset to the school community. Our current P.A. members are Amy Carey, Rachael Stueven, Les and Eithne Higgins, Biddy Beegan, Jacinta Black, Miriam O Brien, Dawn O' Neill, Louise Gill, Michelle Malone and Paula Sheehan. We are lucky to have the support and help of many other parents at fundraising activities, providing transport to and from matches, washing jerseys etc.