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Sligo School Project offers a unique educational option in the north-west of Ireland. It is the multi-denominational alternative serving town and county of Sligo.

We hope that the website will give you a flavour of school life, as well as being informative and helpful. From 2017 on the newest entries will always be made through the page: Latest. We hope that this makes navigation even easier. Please check also the drop down menus at the top of the page. There is plenty of material in the various sections.

If you are seeking information that you can not find on our website, we encourage you to contact us and let us know your query. If you like to visit the school please contact Carmel on 071 9143073.

Maíre’s Mayo Magic – Update

It has come to our attention that one of the teachers in SSP has recently performed some magic spell on a snowman that was built in good faith by members of the school community. This spell obviously paid off for the male GAA team of a neighbouring county last Sunday. We sincerely apologise to all supporters of other teams. And we sincerely congratulate Maíre and her favourite team for reaching the final of the league in 2019.

maire mayoUpdate …

One week later the Mayo team did in fact bring home the trophy for their league title in  2019!

So, for 2020 we would kindly request that Maíre tries the same with a black and white flag.

Update … Summer 2020 …

Well, for 35 minutes the magic powers did their job, but then the effects faded away and within 12 minutes after half time there wasn’t a come back any more – but Mayo wouldn’t be Mayo if they wouldn’t try again next year. Maíre will certainly play her part.

 

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Enrolment

We are open for enrolments for the coming school year. If you are interested in sending your child to SSP feel free to contact us at 071 9143073. Our enrolment policy can be found here. Please be aware that it is essential that a pre-enrolment meeting takes place between parents and school representatives.

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SSP has mutual trust and respect at the school

Sligo School Project is a multi-denominational primary school, affiliated to Educate Together. It caters for children of all religious, cultural and social backgrounds equally. In the everyday life of the school the children experience an environment that is characterised by mutual trust and respect.

The entire atmosphere in the school is characterised by an informal, and yet reliable and trustworthy climate. Creating and maintaining such a climate leads to an exceptionally good relationship between children and adults, which eventually also impacts on the learning experiences of the children. However, it requires some conscious efforts on the side of staff and parents, to support this climate.

Enrolment ad draft 03-2Obviously Sligo School Project teaches the national curriculum covering the entire subject areas just as any other primary school. A particular focus in the school lies on physical activity and sport. The children get lots of opportunities during the day to move, which also includes a great variety of P.E.-activities. Acting out their need for physical activity is a very good basis for a more concentrated work atmosphere when it comes to the academic side of learning. The children greatly appreciate this mix of activities during the school day.

In the weekly school meeting children and adults openly discuss all issues that come up between them, with a particular emphasis on interpersonal relationships. A ‘buddy system’ is in place in the school whereby the older children act as support for the younger ones. The various age groups mix a lot in everyday school life.

In Sligo School Project children and teachers address each other on a first name basis. For the children here the adults are Carmel, Deirdre, Máire and Agnieszka. Also, the children all wear their own clothes, there is no school uniform. In general it can be said that each child is accepted in her or his individuality, and is allowed to express it. The teachers focus a lot on helping the children to build up their self-esteem, and at the same time become self-responsible in their social environment.

It is the understanding of Sligo School Project that learning in school needs to be more than just pen and paper exercises in a classroom. Surely such exercises happen in the school as well as in any other school, but a lot of the learning activities also involve learning through discovery. The children engage with topics in multi-faceted ways, be it in science, history, geography or any other subject area. This includes very frequent excursions to places like the local library, the IT, the local theatres, and the immediate surroundings of the school.

Due to the multi-denominational character of the school there is no religious instruction in Sligo School Project. Instead the children learn about different religious and ethical systems.

A close contact between home and school is essential for providing the best possible learning environment for the children. Parents are welcome to meet the teachers and principal at agreed times whenever requested. Families who consider sending their children to Sligo School Project can contact the school with their inquiries at ph. 071 9143073.

 

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