A brand new multi-denominational Gaelscoil will open its doors this September. Gaelscoil Lir will serve the communities of Saggart, Newcastle and Citywest and is currently accepting registrations for the new school year.
The Department of Education and Skills gave the green light for the school, to cater for the ongoing growth in population within the locality. It is the area’s first multi-denominational Gaelscoil and is open to all pupils regardless of their religion or language of the home.
The co-ed primary school, which is under the Patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta, will temporarily be located in the same campus as Rathcoole Educate Together and Coláiste Pobail Fóla, facing the Saggart LUAS stop on Fortunestown Lane. Planning permission for a state of the art building which will permanently house Gaelscoil Lir has been granted and construction is due to commence this year on the same campus.
Newly appointed Príomhoide, Sinéad Bheilbigh said; “We are so excited to welcome our first, very special class of junior infants to Gaelscoil Lir this September. The advantages of immersion education have long been documented. Teachers will fully support parents in helping their children with homework, as mini-lessons will be posted online regularly. Each child will be cherished and provided with the best start on their educational journey. We would like to reach out to any parents who are still considering where to send their little one this year and to offer a céad míle fáilte from Gaelscoil Lir”.
With the lowest pupil teach ratio in the area and best practice teaching, Gaelscoil Lir is sure to be a welcome addition to the area.
For more information, you can visit http://gaelscoil4all.ie/new-schools/saggart/