Work Experience & Community Links


Work Experience

We welcome work experience students from a range of second and third level Colleges.  Places fill quickly and we ask that all prospective students write in to the Principal, School of the Divine Child stating the name of their institution and course they are following and include dates for which they are available.

Second level students are facilitated between 9.20am and 1pm and we expect those students to join in in sports, music and class activities.

At third level we tailor the placement to suit the course concerned.  Prospective Teachers and SNAs are asked to give more detail of course requirements and supervision in their letter of application.

We regret that we cannot process phone applications at all.

Community Links

The School of the Divine Child is situated in the centre of Ballintemple village Cork for over 50 years.  The village is a vibrant hub of activity and we are well known to the residents and businesses in the area.  Our students use the Post Office, Bank and Shops.  A student project in the 1990s resulted in the AIB agreeing to a change to Banklink so it is now wheelchair accessible.  In the early part of this century Bus Eireann increased the size of the bus stop near the School so that wheelchair users could be accommodated.  We were prize winners in FIS (Film in School’s project) for our film about cleaning up the Atlantic Pond.  Over the years we regularly visited the Showgrounds and Pairc Ui Chaoimh and look forward to the new development in that area.  In addition, we have received a wealth of support from a wide variety of businesses in our area.

Soroptimist International (Cork)
Officers of Cork Prison
Mainport
SR Technics
Novartis
Ashton Transition Year Students
Music Generation
CIT Cork School of Music

Links with other Schools

Over the years we have been involved in a wide range of shared learning experiences and have performed with students from the following Schools:

  Douglas Community School

  Ashton

  Blarney BNS

  Terence McSwiney College

  Colaiste Daibheid