Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School
A highly skilled, experienced staff, with a wide range of talents, provide a broad curriculum and wide range of activities. In preparing children for the future, we aspire to achieving excellence in all subjects. Each and every child is given the opportunity to taste success regularly. Children can choose to be on the following teams: Athletics, Camogie, Choir, Gaelic Football, Grúpa Ceoil, Irish Set Dancing, School Band, Soccer and Quiz teams. An after school service is provided from 3.00p.m. – 5.00p.m. where children participate in different activities. A Speech and Language Therapist is on site three days a week and a highly experienced, fully qualified, Special Needs team support children, ensuring early detection of learning difficulties and early intervention. Advice and support is provided by the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (ICTY) based in Dublin City University for children in our school who have been identified as having high academic ability.
We have a Speech and Language Unit, Occupational Therapy Room, Computer Room, Assembly Hall with Stage, Drama/Circle Time room, use of the Gym and Sports grounds next door, a Swimming Pool within walking distance and Interactive White Boards in all classrooms. Thirty iPads were bought recently and these are time-tabled weekly, for use by all children from infants to sixth classes.
Both girls and boys are admitted to Junior Infants. Many of our children speak two and some, three languages fluently. English is the main language used in the school and is formally taught as a subject for 4 hours per week. Irish is taught formally for 3.5 hours per week and is also used informally by children and teachers throughout the day. All children are given the opportunity to experience and enjoy all that is Irish - the Irish language, Dance, Customs, History etc. Most children come to school having attended pre-school and have therefore already been exposed to at least one year of English. Children with little or no English in Infants, have full comprehension within six months and can speak English fluently by the end of Senior Infants.
We are thankful to all who make Scoil Mhuire the happy school it is – our staff, our pupils and our parents. Please may I extend the warmest possible invitation to you to come and visit us and meet the people who make this place what it is.
I look forward to meeting you.