Strengths of Our School

Teaching & Learning

  • Our school achieves high standards in literacy and numeracy, as compared to national norms.
     

  • A varied approach to different teaching and learning styles, with an emphasis on the development of skills as well as content.
     

  • A highly skilled and committed staff with a very strong work ethic.   
     

  • Highly committed Board of Management.
     

  • Very proactive Parents' Association.
     

  • A great emphasis on developing strong positive parental involvement.
     

  • Strong promotion of Gaeilge through language, music, dance, song, literature, drama and fun.
     

  • Focus on the Aistear programme, learning through play and fun, in the Infant classes.
     

  • Excellent track record in local and national art, quiz and spelling competitions.
     

  • Strong culture of participating in sporting events locally and provincially.
     

  • Strong tradition of supporting children with special educational needs.
     

  • Participation in the Youth Academy at NUIG, for children with strong academic achievement.
     

  • Participation in science and engineering initiatives.
     

  • Sacramental preparation for Holy Communion and Confirmation.
     

  • Focus on the importance of developing a love for reading, literature and public speaking.
     

  • Modern state of the art facilities in a wonderful natural environment.

St Angela's NS

A caring atmosphere with an emphasis on the development of interpersonal skills, empathy, inclusion and friendship.

Holistic Development of our Pupils
 

  • A caring atmosphere with an emphasis on the development of interpersonal skills, empathy, inclusion and friendship.
     

  • A culture of strong environmental awareness and appreciation - currently working towards our sixth Green School flag.
     

  • An ethos of supporting local community events and initiatives –St. Patrick’s Day parade, musical performances and recitals, liturgical services, storytelling events, sports, trips to the library/Linenhall Arts Centre etc.
     

  • Healthy Eating and physical activity actively encouraged.
     

  • Fostering an awareness and a culture of assisting people in need.
     

  • Centre for the Rainbows support programme for children as a result of separation or bereavement.
     

  • Provision of 14 different after school classes.

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