St Laurence's National School, Chapelizod
St Laurence's National School is committed to the education and wellbeing of each child under its care. Our mission is to ensure all pupils reach their maximum potential in an encouraging and enabling environment.
The school building has been in existence for over two hundred years . Originally a Catholic Prayer House it was purchased by The Church of Ireland over a century ago and has been used as a school ever since.
Working in an encouraging and enabling environment, we aim to develop our students into effect communicators, creative thinkers, caring family member and responsible citizens.
With low class numbers, our two teacher school enables staff to cater to the pupils' individual learning needs. Our dedicated teaching staff are support by a Special Education teacher and a Special Needs Assistant. Our staff continually engage in professional development and introduce enrichment activites into the classroom setting which extend into the home. For example, 'Maths all around us' and 'family history'.
St Laurence's prides itself on a learning environment which acknowledges and responds to the individual learning needs of each pupil and integrates opportunities for pupils to engage in meaningful talk and discussion and collaborative problem-solving activities.
Engaging and Nurturing
The pupils are provided with a broad and varied curriculum and appropriate learning resources to enhance their learning incl:
- Seasonal excursions to the Phoenix Park
- Visits from organisations in the wider community
- Working on projects with other schools
- Being part of Chapelizod community through various initiatives
- Strong visual arts programme
These all play an important role in providing an enriched education for our students.