Gaile National School, Moycarkey, Thurles, has received the thumbs up from a Dept. of Education report.
Gaile NS is a co-educational, vertical primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. The school has a special classes for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Currently, there are no pupils in fifth or sixth class. “The attendance of the thirty six pupils is consistently very good,” notes the report, which was carried out on September 19th.
The main strengths are: “The learning achievements of pupils, including pupils with additional learning needs, are commendable. The pupils experience a school environment that actively encourages physical activity. The quality of teaching is very good in all settings. The school is characterised by its warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and the staff team is strongly dedicated to the care, welfare and learning of pupils. The board of management successfully supports the school’s ongoing development. The principal is committed to the school and diligent in the discharge of his duties.”
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