WITH LESS INDIVIDUALS, WE CAN BE MORE INDIVIDUAL
Our mission is to help our full-time students realise their full potential, both academically and personally. This is only achieved by developing an individual relationship with each and every one of our students. To ensure that this happens effectively, we are committed to maintaining an average class size of 25 students in 6th Year and 21 students in 5th Year. This enables our teachers to know all our students by first name and to develop a strong rapport with them, which helps them cater to their individualised needs. In turn, the students call the teachers by their first names, which is in keeping with the close relationships built between teachers and students.
All our full-time school classes are fully interactive, promoting discussion with the teacher and amongst students themselves. Our teaching approach is centred around the needs of the student and providing them every possible opportunity to excel. Our classes are outcome focused – placing the Leaving Certificate exam – at the heart of all we teach. This is after all the metric that student academic success is measured on. Our students do not learn from text books. All of our class materials, notes and mock exams have been developed in-house to best prepare students for exam success and maximise class contact time.
By limiting the numbers in both class sizes, and the school overall, it ensures that students are not just a face in the crowd, but rather they become an important contributor to our school culture which will help them develop their confidence for life after the Leaving Certificate.