The Naíscoil is situated on the St Colmcille’s Primary School’s site and is regarded as complementary to the school’s existing provision. The Naíscoil contains a classroom, kitchen area and have a new outdoor play facility. The Naíscoil provides a stimulating environment where children will develop appropriate bi-lingual skills, attitudes and concepts thus preparing them for the formal curriculum.
The Naíscoil is staffed by a Pre-school Leader and two Assistants, with the assistance of an early years’ specialist. Emphasis is placed on fostering close relationships between staff, parents and children.
Naíscoil Cholmcille provides pre-school education through the Medium of the Irish Language
Children’s Second Language Acquisition will be developed through ongoing play activities delivered in the Irish Language thereby giving the child a sound introduction to the language and providing him/her with a basic vocabulary, level of comprehension.
With the establishment of Bunscoil Naomh Colmcille in September 2003, it is possible for children who attend the Naíscoil to continue with Irish Medium education.
Naíscoil Cholm Cille aims to:
Our aim at the Naíscoil is to provide the highest possible standard of care and education for the children. To do this we will employ only suitably qualified staff who are encouraged to continuously improve their skills and expertise through continuous training.
Through a wide range of activities, we develop the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills. We realise each child is unique and special and because of the lower staff/child ratio at the Naíscoil we can address individual needs.
We at Naíscoil encourage and promote working relationships with parents and carers. We acknowledge the significance of the central role of the parents in their child’s welfare and development as well as the social, environmental and cultural context in which families live. It is very much your group and if there are things you want altered or discussed, then do bring them to our attention.