Scoil Bhríde, Naas loses valued school principal

Scoil Bhríde, in Naas is mourning the loss of their school Principal Fiona O’Reilly, originally from Valentia Island, Co. Kerry. Ms. O’Reilly passed away from an illness last week after teaching in the school since it opened 11 years ago. She was described by Acting Principal Mary French, as having “a strong sense of justice[…]

Space for change at Inchicore National School

Inchicore National School’s brand new, state of the art extension is a sight for sore eyes. Awarded to a small architectural firm Donaghy and Dimond, the school blends seamlessly with its environment. Large windows let in light and bring the wooded surroundings into the classroom. Not surprising since Dimond was also responsible for designing the award-winning Ranelagh[…]

Students waiting 10 years for new school building

St. Mochta’s School in Porterstown, Co. Dublin has been waiting 10 years for a new school building. The Department of Education encouraged St. Mochta’s to take on more students in 2006, saying a new building would be provided. 10 years on, with over 200 pupils being educated in prefabs, no new school building has materialised.[…]

Finnish fun at pre-school

Finland is well known for its excellent educational system and childcare subsidies. Here, children don’t go to school until they are seven and must attend pre-school from the ages of 4-6, with a strong focus on outdoor play. Children spend up to 1.5 hrs per day outside and are only kept indoors when the temperature[…]