Situated on a 5-acre campus in the heart of Douglas, our school has been a centre for learning for over 100 years. Our most important rescource are our staff of 40 teachers, who are dedicated to children’s learning and welfare. In addition, we have classroom assistants, administrative and maintenance staff.
The school is divided into 2 buildings – a Junior and a Senior school. This allows infants to enjoy a less formal introduction to the educational system.
In 1999 we amalgamated with Our Lady’s School for the Hearing Impaired and are dedicated to the advancement of deaf education.
We follow the bilingual educational philosophy giving equal recognition to sign language and English and, as a result, all our children, both hearing and deaf, are learning sign language. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences for all concerned.
The main subjects in our school are: Irish, English, Sign Language, Maths, History, Geography, Science, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, PE, Social, Personal and Health Education and IT Skills.
We take a holistic approach to the development of children and encourage a positive, pro-active, self-motivating approach to learning. We see learning as a lifelong process and encourage a sense of wonder, curiosity and joy in achievement. Our school emphasises and encourages the individuality of each child, including children with special educational needs.