The curriculum is presented in six subject areas, some of which are further subdivided into individual subject areas:
Language (English and Gaeilge)
Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography and Science),
Arts Education (Visual Arts, Music and Drama)
Social, Personal and Health Education
The English curriculum is structured to offer children a total language experience in which oral language, reading and writing are fully integrated.
Cumarsáid agus usáid na teanga mar theanga bheo an dá ghné is suntasaí den churaclam Gaeilge.
The strands are numbers, algebra, shape and space, measures and data.
Emphasis on local history and a focus on the skills of the historian.
The strands are human environments, natural environments and environmental awareness and care.
The strands are living things, energy and forces, materials and environmental awareness.
The six strands are drawing, paint, clay, construction, fabric and fibre.
The strands are listening / responding, performing and composing.
The strands are exploring and making drama, cooperating and communicating in making drama, reflecting on drama.
The strands are athletics, dance, gymnastics, games, aquatics and outdoor adventure.
Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)
SPHE takes place in a number of ways in the school and the involvement of parents at all stages of the programme is essential for its effectiveness.
Children learn through experiencing a positive school climate and atmosphere and by exploring aspects of the curriculum through relevant subject areas.
It includes RSE (Relationship and Sexuality Education), Stay Safe and the Substance Abuse Prevention Programme. The RSE programme was drawn up by a committee comprising of representatives of parents, teachers and the Board of Management.
Parents have a key role to play in the religious education of their children. They are asked to follow the Religion programme from the child’s book, and to help with the Religion workbook when it is sent home.
• The pupils receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion when they are in second class and Confirmation when they are in fifth or sixth class. The preparation of the children for the sacraments is a shared responsibility for pupils, teachers, parents and parish clergy.
• On certain occasions throughout the school year, the children may participate in prayer services and/or Masses.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We believe every child has ‘Multiple Intelligences’ and in order to develop these and discover their strengths, every child needs a chance to be exposed to ‘other’ educational experiences apart from the purely academic. Therefore each term we organise different activities for the children.
We facilitate Soccer, Gaelic, Basketball and Athletics training during the year. We also do swimming, modern and Irish dancing, music and drama productions.