School Philosophy

In Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille we strive to create a positive learning environment in which due regard is paid to the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of the child. Where the Irish language is central not only to the learning process, as the language of instruction but also as the language of communication amongst teachers, children, management and parents/guardians (where possible). Special emphasis being placed on all aspects of Irish Culture thus encouraging pupils to partake in cultural activities both inside and outside of schools. To instill in the pupils a positive attitude towards learning thus enabling them to learn independently. Creating an atmosphere in the school that encourages the pupils to be independent, tolerant, kind, confident and co-operative. Teaching the Catholic religion and using it a source of moral guidance in the school. Parents are seen as partners in the mutual education of their children and are encouraged to become involved in the development of the school through the Parent’s Association and the Board of Management. Each and everyone involved with the school (pupils, teachers, parents) shall be treated equally in every aspect of school life.