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You are here Three Year Plan 2013 - 2015 Retention of Pupils in School (2014-2015)

Pupils' learning experiences and their attitude to school and to learning are used to predict rates of retention in education. Any pupil who is happy in school and feels he/she is progressing well and is a valued member of the school has a greater chance of completing education to Third Level. For this reason we monitor our pupils' attitude to school.
Numeracy

A survey of attitudes to Maths shows the following:
Sixth Class: 100% of pupils like Maths
Fifth Class: 76% of pupils like Maths
Fourth Class: 80% of pupils like Maths
Third Class: 78% of pupils like Maths
Second Class: 86% of pupils like Maths

Survey on Numeracy & Literacy 2013

Literacy

A survey of attitudes to reading shows the following:
Sixth Class: 100% of pupils like reading
Fifth Class: 94% of pupils like reading
Fourth Class: 87% of pupils like reading
Third Class: 89% of pupils like reading
Second Class: 100% of pupils like reading

Survey on Literacy and Numeracy 2014

General
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Variety of Projects During School Hours: music lessons, percussion workshops, trip to theatre, gymnastics, sports, singing workshops, science workshops etc
Variety of After School Clubs: Chess Club, Gaeilge Club, Scratch Computer Club, Debating Club, Club Francais, Draughts Club for Senior Infants etc
Sports Activities during school break times in the senior classes: Volleyball League, Soccer League etc
Play Therapy
Activities to raise the self-esteem of pupils such as Pupil of the Week and recognition of success in activities outside of school. Teachers treat mistakes as opportunities to learn. Failure is seen as a normal and often essential part of learning. Emphasis is placed on effort and work ethic and not solely on achievement.

Care Team to monitor the holistic needs of each pupil

We try to create a welcoming atmosphere for all pupils e.g. pupils are met on arrival to school by a teacher each morning
The school places a strong emphasis on the social, personal and health education programme its implementation permeates  interactions and communications throughout the school.
The school strictly adheres to the guidelines for Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary & Post Primary Schools and promotes bullying awareness.