“Sharavogue Junior School is a private co-educational primary school. We are non-denominational and welcome children of all religions. We have small classes relative to the national average guaranteeing lots of individual attention, ensuring each child can learn comfortably at their own pace.”
Sharavogue House was formerly a family home and our school still retains a happy, welcoming atmosphere, starting at the front door.
We feel children progress best when they feel motivated and are active agents in their own learning. We put considerable emphasis on ensuring every pupil gains the confidence to achieve their personal best.
Sharavogue school is an intimate and happy place where every child feels valued.
We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment in which every child is enabled to know their worth, see the worth of others, and to feel valued.
It is our hope that every child leaves Sharavogue equipped to continue their lifelong learning process, to make and sustain relationships, and to make their particular, positive contribution to society.
“Why choose Sharavogue”
Located in Glenageary, Co. Dublin, Sharavogue Junior School provides a rich learning environment for your child.
Our curriculum offers a balanced and broadly based education for children from Junior Infants to 6th Class. We believe in getting the basics right and teaching the core subjects with a mixture of traditional teaching styles with more varied approaches to learning.
Coupled together with a strong work ethic and an enriching learning environment, we are confident that we help each child to develop towards their full potential. We encourage each child to value their education and to actively contribute to school life. We have created a nurturing school environment that is happy and safe and offers a wide variety of learning opportunities.
Our Classes are as follows :
JUNIOR SCHOOL ACADEMIC DAY PROGRAMME
The academic year is September to mid-June. Class times are 9.00am-2.30pm daily and children are welcome to come in from 8.30am onwards. There is a hot dinner and morning snack provided every day as part of this programme.
Sharavogue offers weekly French, Multisports and Swimming classes for all groups (There is an additional cost for the transport and tuition for swimming). The children from 4th to 6th class have weekly Hockey lessons.
We also offer access to our learning support teacher where required.
JUNIOR SCHOOL TOTAL CARE PROGRAMME
For parents who are working, our total care option provides school and afterschool care all year-round, including holiday periods. The total care programme provides a seamless transition for the children from school directly into afterschool.
When the children finish in class, they have a full afterschool programme of activities which include, supervised homework, Drama, Junior Einstein’s Science Club, Zumba Class, Multisports and Gymnastics.
The total care programme includes care throughout all the holiday periods (Summer, Mid-term, Christmas and Easter). During this time there is a full holiday camp programme with daily activities, outdoor play and trips.
Whilst our fundamental focus is on quality education following the National School Guidelines as set out by the Department of Education and Skills, our core values are centered on encouraging children to use their initiative and to drive their own learning through questioning and exploration.
Helping all students achieve their personal and academic potential in a caring and inclusive setting continues to define our school. We offer a broad and vibrant range of extra and co-curricular programmes that serve to enhance the holistic education we provide for all our students.
Subjects included in the Curriculum: Irish, English, Maths, Art, Music, PE, History, Science, Geography, SPHE.
The core subjects are taught by the Class Teachers, specialist teachers are employed to teach French, Swimming, Multisports and Hockey.
We are a member of the Association of Independent Junior Schools (AIJS) and we maintain a strong link with other AIJS schools in Dublin. We regularly participate in events organised by the AIJS throughout the year.
Our teachers understand that the true reward of teaching is having a positive, lasting impact on the lives of students.
We keep classes small to create a calm learning environment, which enables the children to stimulate each other’s thinking and develop a deep understanding of all subjects and of the interconnectivity between subjects and ideas.
Our teachers guide students in the process of learning. They adapt their teaching styles to the specific needs of the individual child, who quickly feel comfortable exploring a broad range of subjects from languages to the sciences and the arts.
We are all very proud of our Green School Programme. Green schools is an international, environmental and educational programme. This initiative encourages our students to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it.
It starts in the classroom and it expands to all classes within the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large. We started our Green School Programme in September 2011 and it has been embraced wholeheartedly by all our students since then.
We are very proud of our four Green School Flags for Litter and Waste, Energy, Water and Travel. Each flag is awarded after 2 years of hard work and effort to achieve the objectives set down.
For the next two years, we will be working on our fifth theme which is Biodiversity, and our active committee are very dedicated to continue making our world a better place for future generations.