Fáilte romhat agus roimh do pháiste chuig Scoil Naomh Phádraig.

Starting school will be the first big change in the life of your child. Up to this he/she has felt safe and secure with you in the home and family but now is facing the wider world of classroom and school. This may seem a big step for someone so small but most children manage it without any great fuss or stress – and in fact take to it like ducks to water.

However, it is also a time when parents and teachers should take special care to ensure that the transition from home to school is as smooth as possible. If the child’s first experience of school is one of happy involvement, a very good foundation will have been laid for fruitful school years ahead.

It is important too, particularly during the first year, that parents understand what the aims of the school are, as many may be expecting too much in the way of academic achievement.

We know from experience that parents are very anxious to help in any way possible.  We have, therefore, included some ideas for the home, which should stimulate the child’s interest and nurture a  desire to know more.

With these aims in mind we have put together a little booklet as a general guide for parents. It deals briefly with the period before your child comes to school and the introductory stage in Junior Infants. This booklet is available on registration day but some of the advice is also available here on the website.

National Parents Council Primary Website:   http://www.npc.ie/

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment:   http://www.ncca.ie/