Immersion education is the approach recognised in The Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 that schools with Gaeltacht recognition must implement. The Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 recommends the practice of immersion education. International studies have shown that this is the best way to develop the fluency of both the native speaker and the child learning Irish. Immersion education will help both to achieve a high standard of education through the medium of Irish. The immersion education method in our school is very successful because we provide a learning, teaching and communicative environment through Irish for the children.
Students learn everything through Irish from the beginning of Junior Infants through to the end of Senior Infants. They do this by talking, singing, learning rhymes, playing, adding to their vocabulary and their phrases in Irish. They learn the skills they need to read and write in Irish. After Senior Infants, they learn to read and write in English. International research shows that the skills they’ve learned to allow them to read and write in Irish transfer naturally to English.