Open Day To See All That Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Has To Offer

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. Photo: Dominick Walsh

IS linne an Ghaeilge ach is leatsa í a labhairt…

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn is in full swing at present as pupils, staff and parents join to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017.

Activities ranging from Seó Ardáin to Céilithe to renowned accordion player Liam O Connor’s visit, to a family fun Bingo night are some of the events taking place at the Gaelscoil as well as the forthcoming annual Gaelscoil’s Lá Oscailte or Open Day and evening.

“If you are considering an All Irish education for your child, tá céad míle fáilte romhat  to call and meet us here in Killeen Road and see Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn ‘live’!  on Wednesday March 8th from 11-12 or 6.30-7.30,” said Cáit Ui Chonchuir, Principal of the Gaelscoil.

It’s a modern, spacious school with top class facilities – I.T. , performing stage, large equipped sports hall, outside yards, all weather pitch and ample space for children to play.

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“Irish is the vibrant day to day language at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, where all pupils acquire the language naturally and enjoyably, while studying the standard curriculum, as set by the Department of Education and Skills.  Our pupils achieve full fluency in English and Irish quickly and effortlessly – becoming bilingual and bi-literal from the age of 6 or 7 years,” said Cáit.

“The total Immersion style of education practiced in Tralee’s only Irish Medium primary school is acknowledged as the most effective way of learning a new language. This, together with a proficiency in English, is of great help to all pupils when they learn a third or subsequent language,” added the Principal.

“It has been widely documented that bilinguals have been shown to be more flexible in their thinking, more effective at creative thinking and more adept at thinking about how they use language to make themselves understood. Did you realise that 90% of our parents have little or no Irish!  But that in no way comes against their child’s success in the Gaelscoil. If they wish, parents can learn along with their child. It is a parent’s positive and supportive attitude that is fundamental to a child’s education,” said Cáit.

Eolas breise: for further information please phone 066 7121394.

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