The National Curriculum is followed. The smaller class size and the emphasis on the individual allows each child to develop at her own rate. Each year-group has its own class teacher who closely monitors the students' pastoral and academic needs. Their development is further enhanced by the very special emphasis on:

  • Art

  • Physical Education

  • Music

  • Speech and Drama

  • Irish Dancing

  • From 1st class up French or Italian

  • 5th and 6th classes are also coached in Basketball

The curriculum is enhanced by project work on various diverse topics at individual, group and class levels, and each class has access to its own computer. The school avails of the services of a Learning Support teacher when necessary, and many of the teaching staff also hold a teaching qualification from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. The dedication of the highly qualified teachers enables pupils from all classes to work to an excellent standard. Pupils from 6th class have automatic entry to the Senior School. The transfer to secondary school is eased as a result of their long-standing involvement in events when the 2 schools come together, such as the annual Christmas Carol Service. Entrance Scholarships are gained regularly, and all of our Junior School girls, regardless of ability, thrive, gain in confidence and do well in second level.The Junior School teachers retain a great interest in their progress and meet them at many stages of their secondary school life. Many return on their last day at school to say how they hope to progress.


Extra–Curricular Activities include:

  • Drama

  • Piano

  • Suzuki Violin

  • Spanish

Class teachers actively organise events to enhance their teaching. Every opportunity is taken to augment the curriculum by visits outside the classroom. Recently these have included:

  • Visit to the Cork Pops Orchestra

  • Opera House

  • Science Week Events

  • Exhibitions at the Crawford Art Gallery

  • History Lectures and Walking Tours of Cork City

The girls have participated in:

  • The Association of Independent Junior Schools Poetry and Art Competitions

  • Eurochild publication of Poetry and Art

  • Cork City Council History Project

  • St. Mary's Library Story Writing Competition

  • 96FM Design a Christmas Card Competition

Outings have also taken place to Farms, Wild Life Parks and Outdoor Pursuit centres The girls are encouraged to fund-raise for charity and over the last few years have raised money for many diverse organisations. They have also heard talks from these organisations.

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