Our school’s teaching and learning is determined by the Revised 1999 Primary School Curriculum as laid down by the Department of Education and Skills. In our Junior and Senior Infant classes, we are also committed to delivering Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
We teach the following subjects to all children from Junior Infants to 6th class an age-appropriate and ability-geared way:
PE (Physical Education)
SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education)
RE (Religious Education) (in accordance with our school’s ethos)
Our location provides us with many opportunities to ensure that the teaching and learning across the curriculum is stimulating, enjoyable and 'hands-on'. All children from Junior Infants to 6th class avail of these when appropriate and relevant. Within easy walking distance, we are very lucky to have many much-loved field-trip opportunities nearby, including Pearse Street Library, Merrion Square Park, The National Library, the Grand Canal, No. 29 Merrion Square, The National Art Gallery, The National Museum, The Natural History Museum, Leinster House and The Little Museum of Dublin.
With the exception of swimming lessons, which are subsidised highly by our Board of Management, all activities and field-trip venues listed above are free for all pupils.
School, community & National Initiatives
We also offer many school, community and national initiatives and here are a few examples:
Swimming lessons (Senior Infants - 6th class) in Mespil Swimming Pool
Cycle Safety lessons (3rd - 6th class)
Free ECCE Year - our Admissions Class
A highly-experienced visiting drama teacher (Junior Infants - 6th class)
Cumann na mBunscoil (3rd - 6th class)
Afternoon Activities twice a week for all interested children (1st - 6th class)
Early Learning Initiative (from Admissions Class onwards)