Class-organisation/ Curriculum

The maximum class size in St.Mary’s is 11 pupils, with smaller numbers in most classes.

Working closely with families, we aim to assist pupils to develop socially and educationally to the maximum of their potential in a stimulating and relaxed environment. The curriculum is modified to cater for individual needs, while developing a team spirit and an atmosphere of mutual support.

At the Junior end of the the school, special emphasis is placed on the acquisition of basic skills in oral communication as well as reading, writing and number work.

The Junior Cycle Level 2 program is a 3 year program, which all second level students will work towards completing.

In the 4th, 5th and 6th year St. Mary’s offers a 3 year Leavers’ Course and Level 3 Junior Certificate in the subjects of Home Economics, Woodwork, English and Mathematics.

The school’s focus is on Vocational and Independent Living Skills. Participation is specific to the student’s needs and in collaboration with students, parents and guardians.

NOTE: St. Mary’s does not offer Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied subjects

Our students, writing Junior Certificate Level 3 exams in June last year.

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