Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh is a publicly funded, progressive school founded by the community in 2001. Since this time, we have grown to 438 pupils with a full-time staff of 26. Our aim is to serve the demand for primary education through the medium of Irish. The school follows the revised Primary School Curriculum designed for all National Schools. The school is under the patronage of the Foras Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Lán Ghaeilge. Whilst, the school’s religious base is Catholic, we welcome children from all denominations.
At Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh our aim is to provide irish medium primary education of a high standard, so that each child will reach their full potential in all curricular areas. We employ an immersion education system in which each pupil is inducted and absorbed in the Irish language from their first day of school. Every effort is made to create an enjoyable learning atmosphere where pupils are motivated to learn and speak Irish to a high standard. Irish is used throughout the school by staff, pupils, parents and visitors. We aim to create a school environment, that is pleasant, understanding, safe and efficient, in which every child has the opportunity to develop intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually and culturally. We emphasise the Irish culture including music, dance and national games, whilst also showing respect for other cultures. We are a Catholic school but welcome families from all other belief backgrounds. It is our vision to create an ethos of respect – being mannerly, fair, helpful and kind – to our school members, community and environment.