St Rose's National School

About our School

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St. Rose’s National School is a co-educational school for children with Specific Reading Difficulties.

It is funded by the Dept. of Education and is governed by a Board of Management in accordance with the rules of the Department of Education and Science.

St Rose’s is a happy, child-centred, friendly school. The staff is committed to the development of each pupil to his/her full potential. The school provides a supportive environment for pupils, parents and staff.

At present there are seven class teachers and an administrative principal. Approx. 25 places become available every year and new pupils are admitted in September.

St Rose’s is one of three Reading Schools in Dublin which cater primarily to children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. There is a pupil teacher ratio of 9:1. There are seven class teachers and an administrative principal. There are 63 children in the school ranging from 3rd to 6th class. Pupils typically attend for two years and then return to mainstream. This means that the school composition changes considerably from year to year.

St. Rose’s pupils follow a full Primary Curriculum, where there is special emphasis on the teaching of English.

At St. Rose’s we work together to provide a child centered, stimulating and supportive positive environment, which is caring, inclusive, happy and secure, for children with learning difficulties arising from Dyslexia. In a spirit of real partnership with parents/guardians and the wider school community, we strive to address the children’s literacy needs, and to provide a holistic education, allowing each child to reach his/her full potential, thus fostering self-esteem, independence, tolerance and respect for self and others.

Where are we?

While St. Rose’s is a separate school, it shares a building with Scoil Aonghusa, in Balrothery, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

The school caters for children from Tallaght and surrounding areas-

  • Crumlin
  • Walkinstown
  • Templeogue
  • Terenure
  • Rathfarnham
  • Clondalkin and West Dublin
  • Naas and North Kildare, and
  • Blessington and Wicklow etc.

The Dept. of Education provides transport for children attending St Rose’s.

Children take part in the Wilson Programme, a reading and spelling programme specifically for children and adults with dyslexia. Children are regrouped for Wilson and Maths classes.

All areas of the primary curriculum are taught in St Rose’s with the exception of Irish.

All classes follow the same basic timetable:

  • 8:50 Wilson
  • 9:45 Maths
  • 10:40 Small Break
  • 11:00 English
  • 12:00 Religion
  • 12:30 Big Break
  • 1:00 Other Subjects (Arts, SESE, SPHE, PE)
  • 2:30 Home

Children are organised in their appropriate classes as in mainstream school. Sixth class prepare for Confirmation while at St. Rose’s.

While St. Rose’s is a Catholic run school, children of all faiths are welcome. Arrangements for Religion class can be discussed.

St Rose’s NS, Tallaght, D24 T324
01 451 7933
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