Curriculum

Our school is organised into four separate sections to suit the age profile of the students who attend.

– Early Learning Junior Infants – 1st class: 4-8 years

– Primary 2nd – 6th class: 9-13 years

– Second Level Junior Certificate: 13-17 years

– Second Level Examinations and QQI : 15-18 years

All students attending our school have an Individual Education Programme (IEP) of learning tailored to suit his/her own learning style and interests.  Students are taught individually, in small groups or in large groups depending on the nature of their learning plan.

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Primary Curriculum

We follow the Department of Education and Skills Primary Schools Curriculum (1999) and the NCCA curriculum guidelines for students with general learning disabilities (enclose web links).  Subjects taught at primary school are those taught in all primary schools and include Language and Literacy; Mathematics; SESE; SPHE and Life Skills; Irish Cultural Studies; Arts Education; Religious Studies; Physical Education.  Three part-time teachers specialise in the teaching of Music; Home Economics and Swimming.

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Second Level Curriculum
At second level we adapt and follow the syllabus of the Department of Education and Skills. Our students follow the Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP) and some sit the Junior Certificate Examination.  Leaving Certificate Examinations programme is also offered.  We organise Scribes and Readers for these examinations under the Reasonable Accommodations scheme www.examinations.ie

Our students are encouraged to participate in a number of JCSP initiatives:  Drop Everything and Read (DEAR); Word Millionaire; Maths Laboratory Initiative; Visit to an Art Gallery; Christmas and Summer Celebrations and Make a Book Exhibition.

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  The Further Education and Training Awards council.
We offer a range of courses which are certified by FETAC.  Students may work towards a component certificate or graduate with a full FETAC award at levels 1, 2 and 3.  For further information see

www.fetac.ie

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