'Promoting full personal and social development in caring Christian communities of learning and teaching.’

Bunscoil McAuley Rice was established in 2007 as a result of the amalgamation of the two local primary schools in Callan , Co. Kilkenny. We moved into our new school building on 28th April,2014.

We are proud to be an Edmund Rice School. Edmund Rice Schools are a dynamic,diverse and thriving network of 96 primary and secondary level Catholic schools across Ireland,working everyday to inspire and guide over 37,000 children and young people.Edmund Rice Schools are defined and shaped by our unique charter which sets out the values of quality teaching and learning,care,equality,leadership and faith at the heart of Edmund Rice Education.

We are also a School of Sanctuary. This is a school that supports its students, staff members and the broader school community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a warm welcome to all as equal members of the school community. We are a school that prides itself on ensuring safety and inclusion for all our students. Our school community celebrates the diversity of its cultures. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for our students.  At our school, all students have equal opportunities to succeed.This is an integral part of Bunscoil McAuley Rice's ethos and values.

 At Bunscoil McAuley Rice, we aim to enable each child to realise his/her potential as a unique individual.We also want  every student to develop socially through living and cooperating with others in a Christian environment. Our goal is to prepare every student in our school for further education and lifelong learning.Our students should leave Bunscoil McAuley Rice in Sixth Class with a high degree of self confidence and self esteem that will enable them to lead long and happy lives into the future.

 Your child's happiness and self esteem is foremost in our minds at all times.When parents,students,school staff and management work together for these common goals great things can be achieved. We look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.

 John Moloney B.Ed,H.D.E.M,H.D.Ict.