Ardscoil Phádraig currently has three Autism Specific classes – Cluain Eala, Tir Na Nog and Clann Lir in our state of the art building called The Discovery Building which is equipped with a sensory room, sensory garden and communal area and kitchen. The maximum students that can be taken in The Discovery Building is limited to 18 students.
Incoming students with a diagnosis of Autism and who have a recommendation for a special class setting in their psychological report can make an application for a place in one of these classes. The school is very proud of the way our students from The Discovery Building integrate at different levels in the mainstream and whole school environment.
We are fortunate to have an excellent highly qualified team of teachers and SNA’s to cater for the varied needs of these students.
Theme-weeks are dedicated to developing positive relationships and wellbeing such as Active Schools Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. The Home-School Liaison Officer regularly meets with parents throughout the year. The Pupil Voice team which meets regularly reflects the voice and opinions of the student body and provides a forum for their expression.