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Assumption Senior Girls National School  is a Catholic school for girls located off the Long Mile Road in Walkinstown Dublin 12 We cater for pupils in third to sixth class from Walkinstown and surrounding areas. Our school in accordance with our ethos, works to create a nurtuting and welcoming school community. Our school also welcomes and embraces children of all faiths and none.

The school was built in 1958 by the Sisters of Charity and is under the partronage of the Archbishop of Dublin. The school is run by a Board of Management and has a dedicated Parents’ Council. We have a large school grounds which includes a beautiful ecnlosed garden. It is used all year round for walks, and outdoor projects.

 

Staff

The school principal is Christine Ferguson. The teachers on our staff are  Ms Sweeney, Ms Donnelly, Ms Queally, Ms Ganly, Ms McVicar, Ms Ganly, Ms O' Rourke, Ms Barry, Ms Corrigan, Ms Johnston,  Ms Sheehan and Ms Donnelly. The school has ttow special needs assistants Jean Bryan,  and Anne Nolan, a secretary Joan O'Neill, and a caretaker Jimmy Deegan.

 

History

The school first opened its doors on July 1st 1958 to more than 2000 students. There were at that time five separate schools. Now there are two schools together catering for over 700 students.

  • Junior Primar School: Infants to Second class ( Boys to first class)
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  • Senior Girls:  Third to Sixth class

The schools are under the patronage of the Irish Sisters of Charity.

The history of the school is well documented in a publication that was prepared for the silver jubilee of the school on 2008.

 

Our priorities

 Assumption Senior Girls’ School aims to educate the children in a Christian atmosphere, to pursue excellence in all areas of the child’s development, to nurture the self-esteem of each child within a safe supportive environment and to enable each child to develop their full potential.

Opening and Closing times

The school opens at 9am and closes at 2.40pm each day.

We have a short break at 10.50am each morning and the pupils remain in their classroom. Our lunch break is from 12.30pm to 1pm. Pupils eat their lunch in the classroom from 12.30pm until 12.40pm and then proceed to the yard (Weather permitting).

Book rental scheme

English,  Irish, Maths, Geography, History and Religion books are provided by the school as part of the Book rental scheme. This scheme also covers use of class novels and access to Accelerated Reader - an online reading programme which encourages pupils to read more.The school will purchase books for pupils where the need arisesPupils are encouraged to take good care of their books.  Parents will still purchase books that children write in – but we aim to keep these to a minimum.

Uniform

Pupils shall wear the school uniform or tracksuit (as applicable) at all times. This will include when they are representing the school. Their conduct both in and outside the school shall reflect the pride they have in their school.

 

Extra Curricular Activities

The following Extra Curricular activities are available to all pupils free of charge

·         School choir - each Monday and Thursday morning at 8.30am taken by Lynsey O’Callaghan past pupil and music student.

·         Basketball  - each Thursday afternoon taken by Lynn Mc Loughlin from Oblates Basketball club – supervised on a voluntary basis by teaching staff. This is a free activity.

·         Camogie –  MLunchtime training in preparation for  interschools school blitz  and Cumman na mBunscoil matches – taken by Paddy Baker from Good Counsel GAA club. This is a free activity.

·         After school Homework Club- Monday to Thursday until 3.45pm. Run by teachers. Parents pay for this service.

There are Irish dancing classes organised and paid for privately held in the school hall each Monday from 2.45pm to 4.30pm.

 

There are Hip-hop dancing classes organised and paid for privately held in the school hall each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.

Jumping Clay classes and Brainobrain will also be hels in the school after school.

 

   

Facilities

The school has 8 classrooms, 2 learning support classes, an excellent library, a computer room, an art room, a well-equipped P.E. hall, a large playground, an enclosed garden for planting and nature walks and surrounding playing fields. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard.

School Library

Our school library is a most valuable asset. We are very proud of it, as it is well stocked and beautifully decorated. While they read the children have the option of sitting at a table, or on a comfortable beanbag/doughnut. The children have access to a huge number of books to borrow. The children each have their own pin numbers, which when scanned, allows the children to borrow books. The library is a time used to enable the child to read for pleasure in a quiet and comfortable environment.

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer room

We have a well equipped and up to date computer room. This room is used to source information on the internet for projects, complete word documents for class, and create powerpoint presentations for a variety of topics. We have just updated our computer room with 10 new Dell pc's. There are a total of 20 pc's in the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall

Our P.E hall is located downstairs in the building. It is shared with two other schools. The hall is invaluable. We use it for our P.E times, after-school basketball, after- school camogie, Halloween assembly, Coffee mornings, Art Exhibition and rehearsals as well as performances of our school play. Any Science Fairs or Drama groups set up here if they visit.

School Garden

Our school garden is an important feature of our school. It enables the teachers and children to go for school walks, nature trails, plant flowers, and food. There are many bird feeders in the garden so bird watching is a favourite pastime for some of the children. The garden is used more in Spring and Summer, for reading, observing and exploring. It is also a relaxing area for picnics in the sunshine!

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive whiteboards and Visualizers

Each classroom is fully equipped with a desktop computer and interactive whiteboard. The interactive whiteboards support teaching in the classroom. These boards provide an interactive and fun way for children to learn.  They reinforce what is happening in the classroom. They are used for internet games, sourcing information for projects, powerpoint presentations and much more. The vizualizers in each classroom enable the teacher to show the children various things magnified. The visualizers are like a camera which picks up live images and displays them on the whiteboard. They can be used to display children's work, or take a closer look at an object eg. flower/insect.