The Curriculum

The Curriculum

The curriculum is presented in six subject areas, some of which are further

sub-divided into subjects. These are Language (Gaeilge and English),

Mathematics, Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (History,

Geography and Science), Arts Education (Visual Arts, Music and Drama) and

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.


An Ghaeilge.

Cumarsáid agus usáid na teanga mar theanga bheo an dá ghné is suntasaí den

churaclam Gaeilge.



The five strands in the mathematics curriculum are number, algebra, shape and space, measures and data.



The four strands of the curriculum are living things, energy and forces, materials and environmental awareness.



Emphasis on local history and a focus on the skills of the historian



The three strands are human environments, natural environments and environmental awareness and care.



The three strands are listening / responding, performing and composing.


Visual Arts.

The six strands are drawing, paint, print, clay, construction, fabric and Fibre




Physical Education.


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 (Relationships 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.

In School Assessment

There is a formal test at the end of the year and learning support is based on these results. 

If further investigation is necessary we will contact the educational psychologist. 

Parents will be consulted at every stage of the process.

Religious Information

1. Parents have a key role to play in the religious formation 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. 

2. The pupils receive the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion when they are in Second Class, and they receive Confirmation when they are in Fifth & Sixth Class.

The preparation of the children for sacraments is a shared responsibility for pupils, teachers, parents and parish clergy. 

3. On certain occasions throughout the school year, the children may participate in prayer services or a class Mass.