Welcome to St. Conleth’s Junior and Preparatory School! The boys and girls of St. Conleth’s love coming to school each day. They do work hard at all their subjects but also have a lot of fun, taking part in interactive lessons and working on innovative reports and projects. Our classroom walls are just full of them! In addition to the traditional subjects, music, drama, French, ICT and art are all on the agenda, as well as a variety of sports and class outings, both during the school day and as part of the after-school programme. Every day our goal is to send my pupils home a little bit more tired than when they came in, but also a little bit smarter and a little bit happier!
- SIXTH FORM
In Sixth Form this year, I will be concentrating on teaching literacy and numeracy to my pupils. I see my role as a teacher but also as a classroom co-ordinator for a team of specialised teachers who put the boys through their paces in everything from debating and choir to art and French. I feel it is important that all the diverse elements of the Sixth Form curriculum in St. Conleth’s Junior School are integrated smoothly into the timetable. My main aim is for the students of Sixth Form to be happy coming to school and to provide an exciting atmosphere where the boys are challenged and motivated. I will, as always, undertake the training of rugby for Sixth Form and look forward to taking their PE classes.
Tony Kilcommons – Sixth Form
What our current Sixth Formers got up to last year:
- FIFTH FORM
As an alumnus of St. Conleth’s, I know full well the benefits of being part of such a warm and close-knit community. In our classroom we have the opportunity to do all of the traditional subjects coupled with some exciting additions such as Chess, Drama and Debating. This year there will be a focus on languages especially English, Irish and French, so I hope the boys know their ‘múinteoir’ from their ‘prof’! Of course sport, in the form of P.E. and rugby, will also be a priority for the growing boys. So I hope that together we will have a very fruitful year!
Eoin Sheridan – Fifth Form
- FOURTH FORM
I am looking forward to an exciting year with Fourth Form. I began teaching in St. Conleth’s last year and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love teaching and having the opportunity to be in the company of enthusiastic children each day. This is a big year for the boys and girls in Fourth Form: they reach double digits and begin to discover what they are passionate about. My goal is to provide a happy environment in which the students can expand their minds, enjoy a strong sense of community and take ownership of their learning.
Barry Gleeson – Fourth Form
- THIRD FORM
Welcome to St. Conleth’s, my name is Richeal Dillon and I have been teaching here for 14 years. I have recently completed my MA in Teaching and Learning and I am delighted to bring all these new skills in to the school and especially in to my classroom.
In Third Form, the uniqueness of each individual child is celebrated and each student is encouraged and motivated to reach their full potential by striving for the highest achievements possible. Several different teaching styles and methods are employed on any given day to motivate, encourage and challenge the children. We love to use our interactive board to further explore areas we come across in the curriculum.
I believe I have a very welcoming classroom and thrive on watching my students walk in to our classroom each morning with a smile on their face. I have a picture in my room which states “Teaching is a work of heart” and I believe this is my motto as I really love teaching and hope that my love of teaching helps to create and foster a love of learning in your child.
Richeal Dillon – Third Form
What our current Third Formers got up to last year:
- SECOND FORM
In Second Form we are excited to have just graduated from the Preparatory School to join the older boys in the Junior School. We look forward building on what we have learned before by continuing our school’s focus on Literacy and Numeracy. We have many talents and we will explore our skills and interests to the best of our abilities. As we prepare for our First Holy Communion we will also embrace the many cultures and beliefs which our students bring to our school.
The very best of luck to all in Second Class, their teachers and their families as they go through what will undoubtedly be a very busy and fulfilling year. We look forward to their many great moments, the joy of which will be shared by our whole school community, their parents and guardians and families.
Elaine Leary – Second Form
- FIRST FORM
Welcome to First Form! The boys and girls of First Form love coming to school at St. Conleth’s each day. They do work hard at all their subjects but also have a lot of fun, taking part in interactive lessons and working on innovative reports and projects. Our classroom walls are just full of them! In addition to the traditional subjects, music, drama, French, ICT and art are all on the agenda, as well as a variety of sports and class outings, both during the school day and as part of the after-school programme. Every day our goal is to send my pupils home a little bit more tired than when they came in, but also a little bit smarter and a little bit happier! Lesley McGuinness and Alex O’Brien
- SENIOR INFANTS
Hi my name is Ailbhe Murphy. I am originally from Wexford but love living in Dublin and working at St. Conleth’s. I received a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Patrick’s college, Drumcondra and spent the past two years teaching in an international school in the UAE before starting teaching here in September 2015. I look forward to a great year teaching your children. I love to integrate drama, art, and music into all curriculum areas. I see great academic growth by meeting student needs through small group instruction in the classroom. I consider myself a hard-working and self-motivated teacher who puts a great effort into preparing lessons which incorporate a range of teaching strategies to keep all students focused and interested. I am a caring, patient, and sensitive teacher and I am dedicated to helping your child learn!
Ailbhe Murphy – Senior Infants
- JUNIOR INFANTS
A big welcome to Our Junior Infants class of 2016! In this our eighth year as a Preparatory School, I am delighted to welcome both girls and boys into our class and look forward to many more co-educational years in St. Conleth’s College.
In Junior Infants we follow the standard primary school curriculum as set by the DES, in addition to enjoying music, drama, art, languages, IT and swimming. Junior Infants can also choose from our varied after school activities such as mini-tennis, play ball, karate cookery and crafts. I am looking forward to guiding the class in their learning, discovery and exploration and to encouraging their active learning, within a fun atmosphere and safe environment, celebrating their uniqueness, and preparing them for lifelong learning.
Remember the importance of our 3L’s: Learning to Learn, Learning to Live and Learning to Love!
Dolores Kelly – Junior Infants teacher and Preparatory School Principal