The Divine Word National School serves the parish of Marley Grange and its surrounding areas. It is a mainstream, co-educational school catering for all pupils aged 4-12 (approximately). The school fosters the overall development of the child in a caring and supportive environment and with the help of a well qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff ensures that pupils receive a unique degree of individual attention. It is situated at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains between Marlay Park and the famous St Enda’s Park and is close to many recreational and sporting clubs.
Divine Word National School aims to establish and foster: A curriculum and environment that helps pupils to realise their full potential, preparing them for the responsibilities and experiences of adult life and developing all aspects of their personality, spirituality, emotional and intellectual abilities. A strong sense of values, perpetuated by a relaxed, caring and happy environment. A sense of belonging and affiliation within the whole school community, achieved by fostering mutual trust and respect and a true and worthwhile partnership between individuals and groups involved in the welfare of all pupils. A positive and affirmative school ethos, maintained by high standards of behaviour and discipline. Learning Support and extra Resource Teaching for children requiring individual attention or with special needs. Déanaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt i gconaí.
Code of Discipline
The school fosters an atmosphere characterised by respect for all. This is achieved by encouraging positive qualities such as tolerance, courtesy, respect for self and others, and a good relationship among the school community. To achieve our aims, a Code of Discipline has been drawn up in consultation with the parents, teachers and the Board of Management of the school. This also ensures we have a well ordered, positive and responsible atmosphere in the school.
The Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Activities
The curriculum in the Divine Word National School is presented in the seven curriculum areas,some of which are further subdivided into subjects,as prescribed by the Department of Education and Skills. These are:
- Language (Gaeilge and English)
- Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography and Science)
- Social, Personal and Health Education
- Arts Education: (Visual Arts, Music and Drama)
- Physical Education
The development of the curriculum for Religious Education remains the responsibility of the church authorities.