Subjects taught in Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa
Children attending Scoil Chroí Ró Noafa are taught all the subjects of the Revised Primary School Curriculum: An Ghaeilge, English, Mathematics, SESE (History, Geography and Science), SPHE, Music, Visual Arts, P.E. and Drama.
The School Day
The School Day begins at 9.20am and ends at 2pm for Infants and 3pm for all other classes. There is a break of 10 minutes at 11.20am and lunch break is from 12.30pm until 1pm.
School Books and Uniform
In 2003 the school, using the Free Books grant from the DES, introduced and continued to operate a Book Rental Scheme to reduce the school booklist issued to parents in June. This, in turn, considerably reduced the cost burden to families.
The school uniform consists of a light blue polo shirt, navy crested jumper and plain navy tracksuit bottoms.
In fulfilment of its ethos as a Catholic school the children are prepared for the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. School Masses are held on average 6 times a year with confessions on average once a term. Some children, with written parental consent, receive training to become altar servers and may be required to serve wedding or funeral Masses on occasion.
The school regularly holds Open Days to which parents and relatives are invited. In recent years these have highlighted the children’s work in the areas of Art, History, Science and Green Flag projects. Children gain immensely from these occasions where they have an opportunity to display their work and discuss it with the visitors to the school.
Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa takes part in the Cumann na mBunscol Rackard League and Mini-Sevens competitions in hurling, football and girls’ football. Girls and boys in the senior classes are encouraged to participate in the school teams and the school has enjoyed considerable success at all levels of this competition in the last five years.
5th and 6th class boys and girls also participate in the Schools Tag Rugby Competition held in May each year.
Children in the junior and senior classes participate in gymnastic lessons as part of the PE curriculum. These lessons take place in Ballymurn Parish Hall and are delivered by fully qualified instructors.
The school holds a Sports day each year in May/June in which all children participate in a range of events. Parents and the wider school community attend and, indeed, participate in some of these events.
The school has also taken part in swimming galas and in the Primary Rural Schools Sports in recent years.
All children take part in the School Christmas Concert, an annual event since 2006. On occasion it is arranged that travelling theatre groups visit the school to perform short plays/dramas of an educational nature and from which the children derive great enjoyment.
Children from the middle classes form the school choir and sing at First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.
Each class is taken on a school tour every year to a location/activity of educational benefit. In addition to this classes have been taken on trips to places of interest in the locality e.g. 1798 Museum, Walking tour of Wexford, Enniscorthy Castle, etc.
Parents of incoming Junior Infants are invited to bring their child to see the school, classroom, schoolyard, etc. during the last week of the school year prior to their enrolment in September. This visit aims to reassure the child and parent about the transition to Primary School.
The school schedules annual Parent-Teacher Meetings, usually early in the second term. Parents are regularly made aware, however, that they may make an appointment to meet their child’s teacher at other times if required. Teachers, likewise, might request an appointment with parents to discuss the child’s progress or other concerns. The school welcomes and encourages all co-operation with parents that might lead towards the happiness and progress of their child.