We are the only primary school in the south east to have been awarded the Gaelbhratach/Irish Flag in June 2022. We are so proud of our mazing pupils, staff and wider school community who make such an effort to talk in Irish and to develop a love of our language and culture in everybody.
Every Thursday is Irish Thursday or Deardaoin na Gaeilge. We try especially hard to speak Irish on these days.
We have Raidio na Gaeilge at school and each class takes turns to give out the news over the school intercom.
We also do rabhloga/tongue twisters in Irish and record them for our school website.
We record our nathanna na seachtaine/sayings of the week and put them on the website also.
Every class chooses a Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine/Irish speaker of the week. They get a teastas/certificate.
We have a frama orga/golden frame for each floor in the school, so that’s Infants, 1st to 3rd and 4th to 6th. The golden frames get awarded each month to the class on each floor that’s trying really hard to speak Irish. We have a Corn na Gaeilge/Irish cup that gets awarded to the best class each term. We are really enjoying the Gaelbhratach experience. We have lots of different languages in our school and we value them all.
We celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge every year and have a great time doing all the different activities organised by Muinteoir Tadhg. We have a Ceili Mor, Trath na gCeist and lots of other fun activities. We usually do the Trath na gCeist in the halla but due to Covid 19 it now takes place over the intercom. The Ceili Mor takes place outside but class by class so that we can socially distance. We are also all learning our National anthem.