Info for parents

An Foras Pátrúnachta / Info for parents

In this section, information is provided on Irish-medium education and its advantages. There’s also information relevant to parent committees, to solving a school issue and to the work of other organisations in education.

Read our info. leaflet for parents here.

Irish-language Ethos

An Irish-Medium school is where the Irish-language is:

  • The language of the school
  • The business and communicative language of the school
  • The teaching and learning language in every subject except English
  • The language of the teachers, the pupils and all aspects

Immersion Education

Immersion education is the system of education of the school. This means that pupils are immersed in Irish from their first day in school. The teacher will speak Irish only to the pupils from the beginning.

The speaking of Irish is part of the school’s behaviour code. Encouragement and enticement is the most desirable way of promoting Irish in the school by use of strategies such as praise, prizes and rewards. Communication with the Department of Education and Skills, Department of Health and the County Council shall be through Irish. The Board of Management shall operate through Irish.


Foras A4 to A5 Baile an Chollaigh

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