At the pre-school level, pupils develop early learning skills through social activities such as drama, music, and play. They learn important skills, like how to


  • Take turns
  • Relate to other children
  • Deal with being apart from parents


These skills are practised every day and help to develop young children’s social skills and independence. The pre-school programme is guided by Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. This aims to prepare children for the formal school curriculum.


The emphasis throughout is on developing


  • Language and communication
  • Social skills
  • Independence