MOUNT ANVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL, DUBLIN, IRELAND
Mount Anville Primary School is a large girls’ primary school with the Heart of Christ as our living inspiration. It is situated in Stillorgan, a suburb of Dublin. In Mount Anville Primary School, we seek to educate the whole person as a responsible member of society: confident of personal worth, actively living out Christ’s call to know and share his love. The school community works together to make this aim a reality.
The school fosters an atmosphere of freedom, openness and enquiry. We have a committed staff who implement the Sacred Heart ethos in every aspect of school life. All children arriving at MAPS bring with them a unique blend and wealth of experience, family relationships and parental aspirations. Our school, a place of growth, does everything to ensure these talents are recognised and developed. The school recognises the inherent worth, potential and dignity of each pupil. Each child is valued, cared for and respected. We celebrate each child’s uniqueness and difference. Our learning is child-centred and experiential.
We have built a large extension to the school thanks, in large part, to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart and the Department of Education and Science. The balance of the funding was raised through parental donations, corporate donations and fundraising activities supported by all members of the school community. This €2 million project has greatly enhanced our school.
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL UNIQUE
Mount Anville Primary School is a very busy school. We engage in many activities which enhance the life of each child in our school. Preparation for the sacraments, assemblies, and faith formation are an inherent part of our school life. Our Green and Ethos Committees ensure that the children learn the 5 Rs: Respect, Reflect, Rejoice, Relate and Respond. The school community looks outwards with fundraising for charities a regular part of school life. Work, during and after school, on music, drama and art extends our already full curriculum.
OPERATIONAL / ADMINISTRATIVE
TYPE OF SCHOOL
420 girls aged 4 - 13 years
15 class teachers,
3 Special Education teachers,
2 Special Needs Assistants,
1 Secretary and
1 Cleaner/Caretaker. The Deputy Principal teaches full time.
14 large classrooms (each en-suite),
1 multi-purpose room,
1 hall with stage,
1 concourse (Croi na Scoile) and 5 other smaller classrooms, one of which is used as a classroom and three of which are used for teaching small groups of children with special educational needs.
We are also fortunate to have large play areas in front of and behind the school