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Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh is a Catholic primary school that operates under the patron of Bishop Michael Smith in the diocese of Co. Meath.
In September 2012 we were delighted to open Loinnir, an A.S.D. classroom. This means that children with Special Education Needs will now have the very best educational, emotional and social opportunities available at senior primary level in our community. We will be working very closely with Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa to ensure a continuum of support for these children throughout their primary education. Our new class will be called Loinnir. This is the old Gaelic word meaning shine, glisten, reflect and radiate. Our wish is that we can enhance and encourage all those traits in every child enrolled in this class and our school.
Loinnir contains a base classroom and a separate Life Skills room complete with kitchen & cooking facilities, a shower/ toilet for students & a separate toilet/washroom for the class teacher & SNA. We have also developed & installed a Multi-Sensory Room which will also be available for mainstream class children to use. Our internal patio area has been converted to a soft surface play area where children with ASD can develop social play skills with small numbers of mainstream pupils before integrating further with them in the yard.
Our school participated in the Comenius Project in co-operation with schools from Cyprus, Sweden and France. Helen Doak is our Comenius co-ordinator. Many of our teachers have visited schools in Cyprus, Sweden and France. In February 2011, we were hosts to 6 teachers from the partcipating schools, they spent 4 days in Laytown experiencing the Irish culture, and teaching us about life in their countries. Visit our Comenius project page for more information and to view photos from our recent trips.
Our school offers children who are grieving a loss a chance to take part in Rainbows. Rainbows is a peer support programme to assist children who are grieving death, separation and other painful transitions in their families.
In 2010 An Taisce awarded us with our first Green Flag for our efforts in promoting the ethos of Reduce Re-use Recycle. In May 2012 we were awarded our second Green Flag for Energy Conservation. Check out our Green Schools page for more information.
Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh was awarded one of Irelands first Active School Flags in 2009 after successfully taking part in the Active School initiative for three consecutive years. See our S.S.N. Sports News for more information about our great sporting successes. We are recently applied to have our Active Flag renewed.
We are closely connected with our local church, the Sacred Heart Church Laytown. Mr. John Andrews trains a large team of altar servers, which includes children from 3rd right up to 6th! Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday these children help Fr. Mc Nelis during mass. The altar servers are a busy bunch of children and more information can be found here. They were recently chosen to serve at the Eucharistic Congress Mass in Croke Park.
Our Mission Statement
- The Staff of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Senior Primary, Laytown, seek actively, through word and action, to create a climate of physical, emotional, social and intellectual security for students, staff and parents.
- In this way teaching and learning can take place within the context of mutual valuing and respecting relationships.
- The teachers of Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Senior Primary see education not just as providing students with knowledge and skills but also providing for the holistic development of the individual. We believe that each pupil has a unique and special contribution to make.
- We strive to develop independence in our students, together with the ability to self-evaluate, self-motivate and internalise discipline. We want our students to be happy with themselves, others and their world.
- We endeavour to achieve quality in all we do.
These aspirations can only be achieved through the co-operation of students, teachers, ancillary staff, parents, B.O.M. and the community.