Solas Chríost is a
national school with a child-centred philosophy of education. The child is more
important than the curriculum. This is the core of our mission as educators in
As a child centred
school we pay particular attention to children with special needs and children
that might be victims of bullying. Our code of behaviour is entitled ‘Fair
Play’. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind. We believe that all children
are entitled to the best education that we can provide. We also advise parents
if alternative school placement might be better for a child with a particular
disability, or, suggest assessment with the view to appropriate education
placement for the child with special needs.
Our school is
fully wheelchair accessible with a disabled toilet off the G.P. room fitted
with a panic alarm system and support rails. There are no steps or stairs in
any part of the school building. We eliminated steps on both corridors and have
had hand rails fitted to aid children with serious dyspraxia or other physical
disabilities that would require supports. All entrances to, and exits from the
school are ramped.
We have 2 specific
speech and language disorder classes.
Speech and language provide a child with the voice and communication
skills that equip them for life. We build their self-esteem and confidence in
order that they may be able to assert themselves when necessary. Those children
have the assistance of an S.N.A. They also have tuition from and a speech and
language therapist supplied by the H.S.E. The children from those classes are
integrated in mainstream classes where and when possible e.g. for P.E.
religion, music, art etc. in order to develop their social skills and
Solas Chríost is a
catholic school under the patronage of the Archdioceses of Dublin. Our teaching
is based on Christian values with Jesus Christ as our guiding light. The
school’s name, ‘Solas Chríost’, reflects that
ethos. Our Christian doctrine includes preparing children for the sacraments.
Though we are a
Catholic school our teaching and schooling revolve around the rights of each
child to an education that is inclusive and tolerant of all religious beliefs
and cultures. We have children of many and varied religious faiths in Solas
Chríost. We cater for them by making alternative arrangements while religious
instruction takes place in the classroom.
During other events that might be at variance with their beliefs we
cater for them in so far as this is possible and in consultation with their
Our Gaelic culture
is given a high priority in the school. Our Irish language, games, music and
dancing are encouraged. We promote
Seachtain na Gaeilge le cluichí Gaelacha, céilithe agus le duiseanna do na
daltaí a dhéanann an iarracht is fearr i ngach rang sa scoil.