Junior School Curriculum

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!

Impossibly enthusiastic Third Formers!
SIXTH FORM

In Sixth Form this year, we will be concentrating on teaching literacy and numeracy to my pupils. We see our roles as teachers but also as classroom co-ordinators for a team of specialised teachers who put the boys and girls through their paces in everything from debating and choir to art and French. We 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.  Our main aim is for the students of Sixth Form to be happy coming to school and to provide an exciting atmosphere where the students are challenged and motivated.
Docendo discimus.

Tony Kilcommons  and Vicky Loomes– Sixth Form

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 and girls 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 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.

Caroline Coleman – Fourth Form

THIRD FORM

Welcome to St. Conleth’s, my name is Richeal Dillon and I have been teaching here for 16 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

SECOND FORM

In Second Form we are excited to have just graduated from the Preparatory School to join the older boys and girls 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.

Alex O’Brien – 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 my 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!   Elaine Leary.

SENIOR INFANTS

Hi, my name is Emily Purcell.  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!

Emily Purcell – Senior Infants

JUNIOR INFANTS

A big welcome to Our Junior Infants class of 2019!  In this our tenth 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