Our vision as a school is to use digital technologies to provide our pupils with opportunities to engage in 21st century learning experiences. We strive to embed digital technologies into learning, teaching and assessment, thus supporting our pupils in becoming engaged thinkers, active learners, knowledge constructors and global citizens.
- Interactive Promethean Boards in all classrooms
- ICT Room
- iPad Library
- Google Chrome Book Library
- Audio Visual System in the school halla
- Specific Assistive Technology for use by pupils as per DE/NCSE procedures
- Miscellaneous items of digital technology such as digital cameras and visualisers on a shared basis throughout the school
- G Suite
- Accelerated Reader
National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) was developed by the Government to enable Ireland to access funding under the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. The Recovery and Resilience Facility is the largest component of Next Generation EU which is the European Union’s response to the global pandemic. The aim is to help repair the immediate economic and social damage brought about by the pandemic and to prepare for a post-Covid Europe that is greener, includes improved digitisation, is more resilient and fit to face the future. The Department of Education was successful in securing €50m under this funding facility for the issue of a once-off grant to recognised primary and post-primary schools in the free education scheme. The focus of this funding will be to enable schools to address the needs of learners at risk of educational disadvantage arising from a lack of access to necessary digital infrastructure.
With the money that our school received from this fund, our school purchased 12 iPads to specifically support literacy, numeracy and develop computational skills in the Junior classes. We also purchased 20 Google Chrome Books and a charging trolley to support digital literacy in the Senior classes. Devices were also lent to families during remote learning. Subscriptions to Seesaw, Zoom, PM eCollection and Reading A-Z have also been purchased.