The curriculum of St. Mary’s National School, is the same as all National Schools in the Republic of Ireland, and is laid down by the Department of Education and Skills. Our School aims to create a warm and stimulating environment so that each child may work towards realising his/her highest potential. In cooperation with parents, the school will work to instil feelings of self-confidence, self-awareness and self-respect in the children.
Within the parameters of the Primary School Curriculum, the objectives are as follows:

  • The achievement of academic excellence for each child according to his / her individual potential.
  • The promotion of cultural enrichment.
  • There are 11 subjects in the curriculum that are taught at every level in the school. All subjects are taught in this school.


  • English, Irish, Maths
  • History, Geography, Science (SESE)
  • Music, Visual Arts, Drama (Arts Education)
  • Physical Education
  • Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

All subjects are taught at all levels. Copies of the Primary School Curriculum are available at and public libraries.

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