Written Answers - School Curriculum

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 751 No. 1

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  140.  Deputy Pearse Doherty  Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty   asked the Minister for Education and Skills with respect to  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   the abolishment of the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative Budget, if he will detail the basis for this decision; the total saving to the State arising from the decision; the number of teachers who will lose their jobs as a result of this and a breakdown of the numbers of schools affected by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40863/11]

[175]Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  As part of the Budget 2012 decisions that have been announced, the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative will be cease at the end of the 2011/2012 school year. The €2.5million in savings from this measure will go towards the cost of implementing the new National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, which is a key commitment in the Programme for Government.

Since becoming Minister for Education and Skills, I have spoken repeatedly about the need to raise educational standards. In terms of curriculum reform, the priorities in the period ahead are to strengthen achievement in literacy and numeracy, to implement reforms in maths, Irish and science, and to progress junior cycle reforms.

The Modern Languages Initiative was a pilot scheme involving approximately 550 schools and has been operating since 1998. There are over 270 part-time tutors employed by the primary schools to deliver language tuition. The tutors are paid by school Boards of Management from grants issued by my Department. The employment of tutors under the Modern Languages Initiative by these schools will cease at the end of the current school year.

The decision to end the scheme was based in part on policy advice from a 2008 Report by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), which has identified serious issues with curricular overload at primary level. The NCCA’s advice recommended that Modern languages should not be part of the Primary School Curriculum as an additional and separate subject at present.

The primary curriculum is currently being reviewed by the NCCA in the context of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. The focus of the review will be on how best to enhance children’s learning in these areas, provide a clearer delineation of the learning outcomes required, and integrate into the infant cycle the learning experiences from Aistear, the curriculum framework for early childhood education.

At post primary level, targeted support is provided to schools to enable them to diversify language provision with a particular focus on Spanish, Japanese, Russian and Italian. Other languages taught at second level include French, German and Arabic.

Participation in foreign languages, relative to other subjects, remains high. The vast majority of students are studying two languages and are therefore developing core skills which will serve them well in future language learning over the lifespan, and there are many opportunities outside the second level system for people to resume language learning.

It was not an easy decision to end this scheme, but I gave careful consideration to the concerns about the teaching of languages before taking it. The information requested by the Deputy in relation to participating schools, detailed by county, is set out in the following table:

School Name Address County Language
Bigstone National School Ballyraggan, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow French
Gaelscoil Eoghan Ní Thuairisc, Bóthar Phollerton, Ceatharlach, Co. Carlow German
Bishop Foley National School Station Road, Carlow Co. Carlow German
St. Patrick’s National School Ballymurphy, Borris, Co. Carlow German
Carlow National School Green Road, Carlow. Co. Carlow German
Holy Family Girls National School Askea, Carlow, Co. Carlow German
St. Columba’s Boys National School Tullow, Co. Carlow. French
Borris Mixed National School Borris, Co. Carlow. German
Carlow Educate Together Unit 5, Shamrock Bus. Park, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow. German
Scoil Bhríde Grange, Tullow, Co. Carlow. Spanish
St. Mary’s National School Arva, Co. Cavan. French
Billis National School New Inns, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. French
Dernakesh National School Maudabawn, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. French
St. Kilian’s National School Mullagh, via Kells, Co. Cavan. French
Kill National School Kill, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. French
Bodyke National School Bodyke Co. Clare French
Sixmilebridge National School Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare French
Kilmihil National School Kilmihil, Kilrush, Co. Clare French
Clouna National School Ennistymon Co. Clare French
Carrigaholt National School Carrigaholt, Kilrush, Co. Clare French
St. Mochulla’s National School Ennis Road, Tulla, Co. Clare French
Dromindoora National School Dromindoora, Caher, Co. Clare French
St. Tola’s National School Tullyglass Road, Shannon, Co. Clare French
Clarecastle National School Clarecastle Co. Clare French
Scoil Chríost Rí Cloughleigh Road, Ennis Co. Clare French
Toonagh National School Fountain, Ennis, Co. Clare. French
Mullagh National School Mullagh, Ennis, Co. Clare. French
Kilnaboy National School Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co. Clare. French
St. Cronan’s National School Carron, Ennis, Co. Clare. French
McCreehy’s National School Liscannor, Co. Clare. French
Scoil Mhuire Ruan Ruan, Co. Clare. French
Inchicronan Central National School Crusheen, Co. Clare. French
St. Senan’s Primary School Convent of Mercy, Kilrush, Co. Clare. French
Rineen National School Rineen, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. French
Scoil Iosef Máigh, An Leacht, Co. Clare. French
Barefield National School Barefield, Ennis, Co. Clare. French
Fanore National School Fanore, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. German
Scoil Mhuire Náisiúnta Cora Finne, Co. Clare. German
St. Conaire’s National School Tullyvarraga, Shannon, Co. Clare. German
S.N. na Maighdine Mhuire Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. German/French
Ballycar National School Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. Spanish
Boston National School Ennis, Co. Clare. Spanish
Tubber National School Tubber, Ennis, Co. Clare. Spanish
Scoil Padre Pio Churchfield, Cork French
Sunday Wells National School Blarney Road, Cork French
Ballintemple National School Crab Lane, Ballintemple, Cork French
Scoil Phadraig Naofa Bandon, Cork French
Scoil Ursula Blackrock, Cork French
Scoil Mhuire na nGrás Greenmount, Green Street, Cork French
St. Joseph’s National School Mardyke, Cork French
Scoil Croise Naofa Avenue de Rennes, Mahon, Cork French
Scoil Chríost Rí Crosaire Tuirnéir Cork French
Maria Assumpta Senior School Pearse Road, Ballyphehane, Cork French
St. Catherine’s National School Bishopstown Avenue, Model Farm Road, Cork French
Scoil Bhríde Eglantine, Douglas Road, Cork French
Scoil Iosagaín Fearann Rí, Cork French
Gaelscoil Naomh Therese Bishopstown Avenue, Cork French
Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh (B) Curaheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork French
Scoil Mhuire Fatima North Monastery Road, Cork French
Coachford National School Coachford, Cork French
St. Joseph’s C.B.S. Turnpike Road, Doneraile, Cork French
St. Columba’s BNS Douglas, Cork French
Presentation Primary School Doneraile, Cork French
St. Marie’s of the Isle National School Bishop Street, Cork German
Scoil an Spioraid Naomh C Curragheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork German
Gaelscoil Mhachain Ave. de Rennes, Mahon, Cork German
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire Rathpeacon, Mallow Road Cork German
Scoil Mhuire ar Chnoc na hAoine Cnoc na hAoine, Cork Italian
North Presentation Primary Gerald Griffin Street, Cork Italian
Scoil Barra Noafa Cailíní Beaumont, Cork Spanish
Cloghroe National School Cloghroe, Cork Spanish
Togher Boy’s National School Togher, Cork Spanish
Scoil an Athair Maitiú Togher, Cork Spanish
Gaelscoil Dr Uí Shuilleabháin Gort na Cloiche, An Sciobhairín, Co. Chorcaí. French
Scoil Fhionnbarra Béal Áthan Ghaorthaidh, Co. Chorcaí. Spanish
Union Hall National School Union Hall, Co. Cork French
Cullen National School Lislehane, Cullen, Mallow, Cork. Co. Cork French
Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighinn Carraig Uí Leidhin, Co. Chorcaí. Co. Cork French
Gaelscoil Mhainis Din na Corann Ionad an Phobail, Mainistir na Corrann, Co. Cork French
St. Patrick’s National School Whitechurch, Co. Cork French
Kilbrittain National School Kilbrittain, Co. Cork French
Mallow (No.1) National School Shortcastle, Mallow, Co. Cork French
South Abbey National School Youghal Co. Cork French
Gaelscoil Mhuscraí Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork French
Dromahane National School Dromahane, Mallow, Co. Cork French
Newcestown National School Newcestown Village, Bandon, Co. Cork French
Rylane National School Rylane, Co. Cork French
Presentation Primary School Bandon, Co. Cork French
Scoil Naomh Eoin Ballincurrig, Leamlara, Co. Cork German
Inch National School Killeagh, Co. Cork German
Beaumont Boys School Woodvale Road, Beaumont, Co. Cork Italian
St. Luke’s National School Douglas, Co. Cork Spanish
Ballinadee National School Ballinadee, Bandon, Co. Cork Spanish
S.N. Inis Chleire Oileán Chleire, Sciobhairin, Co. Cork. French
Scoil Barra Noafa Baile an Mhanaigh, Co. Cork. French
Gaelscoil Choráin Sráid na Trá, Eochaill, Co. Cork. French
Gaelscoil de hÍde Mainistir Fhearmai, Co. Cork. French
Scoil Mhuire B Caraigh Thuaithail, Co. Cork. French
Kilbehenny National School Kilbehenny, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. French
Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa Bothar na nBuairciní, Baile Fletheán, Co. Cork. French
Scoil an Athar Tadhg O’Murchu Bóthar Theas na Dughlaise, Co. Cork. French
Convent of Mercy, St. Joseph’s Primary, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. French
Fermoy Adair School Greenhill, Fermoy, Co. Cork. French
St. John the Baptist Midleton, Co. Cork. French
Goggin’s Hill National School Goggin’s Hill, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork. French
Sherkin Island National School Baltimore, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. French
Scoil Mhuire Banrion Mayfield, Co. Cork. French
Ballygarvan National School Ballygarvan, Co. Cork. French
Scoil Chlochair Mhuire Main Street, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. French
Rahan National School Lavally, Mallow, Co. Cork. French
Scoil Dhairbhre Cruary, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. German
St. Brigid’s Presentation Primary School Midleton, Co. Cork. German
Rushbrooke Convent Primary School Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork. German
Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Carrigaline, Co. Cork. German
Scoil Bhríde Crosshaven, Co. Cork. German
Bishop Murphy Memorial School Fermoy, Co. Cork. German
Gaelscoil Sheáin UíÉaigeartaigh Carraig an Fhia, An Cóbh, Co. Cork. German
Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire Castle Orchard, Buttevant, Co. Cork. French
Vicarstown National School Vicarstown, Co. Cork. German
Scoil Náisiúnta Chúil-Aodha Cúil-Aodha, Maighchromtha, Co. Cork. Italian
Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn Aibhinne Murmont, Gort Álainn, Co. Cork. Italian
Inchiclough National School Inchiclough, Bantry, Co. Cork. Italian
St. Mary’s National School Cobh, Co. Cork. Italian
Bunscoil Mhuire O’Brien’s Place, Youghal, Co. Cork. Italian
S.N. Garrán an Easaigh Kilbrittain Co. Cork. Spanish
Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa St. Anne’s Rd., Blarney, Co. Cork. Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Doire Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGall French
Scoil Náisiúnta Gort a Choirce Goirt a Choirce, Leitir Ceanain, Co. Dhún na nGall French
Scoil Phádraig Dobhar, Leitir Ceanann, Co. Dhún na nGall Co. Donegal French
St. Francis National School Barnesmore, Donegal Town Co. Donegal French
Scoil Mhuire Dristernan, Gleneely, Inishowen, Co. Donegal French
Scoil Naomh Fionán Whitecastle, Quigley’s Point, Inishowen, Co. Donegal French
Scoil Naomh Iósaf Illies, Buncrana, Co. Donegal Spanish
St. Mura’s National School St. Mary’s Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. French
Scoil Naomh Bríd Muff Co. Donegal. French
St. Ernan’s National School Ballintra, Co. Donegal French
Robertson National School Main Street, Ballintra, Co. Donegal. French
S.N. Mhín Tine Dé Meentinadea, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
S.N. an Bhreacaigh Brackey, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
Ardara Mixed National School Hillhead, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
St. Mary’s National School Hillhead, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
Crannóg Buí National School Crannóg Buí, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
Gortnacart National School Gortnacart, Ardara, Co. Donegal. French
St. Baithin’s National School St. Johnston, Lifford, Co. Donegal. French
Scoil Mhuire Ramelton, Co. Donegal. French
Scoil Cholmcille Drumman, Ramelton P.O., Co. Donegal. French
Ayr Hill National School Tank Road, Ramelton, Co. Donegal. French
Scoil Cholmcille Glengad, Malin, Lifford, Co. Donegal. French
Cranford National School Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. German
Scoil Cholmcille Kerrykeel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. German
Scoil Mhuire Caiseal, Ceaundroma, Fánaid, Co. Donegal. German
St. Colmcille National School Kilmacrennan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. German
Scoil Naomh Bríd Downings, Co. Donegal. German
Scoil Mhuire Milford, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. German
St. Joseph’s National School Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. German
Scoil Eoin Baiste Carraig Airt, Co. Donegal. Spanish
Gleneely National School Crossroads. Killygordon, Co. Donegal. Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. Spanish
Glencovitt National School Glencovitt, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Spanish
Dromore National School Dromore, Killygordon, Co. Donegal. Spanish
Clonmany National School Clonmany, Co. Donegal. Spanish
St. Patrick’s National School Rasheeny, Clonmany, Co. Donegal. Spanish
St. Patrick’s Girls National School Convent Road, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Spanish
St. Laurence O’Tooles, Senior Girls School Seville Place, Dublin 1 (N) French
Rutland Street National School Lower Rutland Street, Dublin 1 (N) Italian
St. Michael’s National School Dominican Campus, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 (S) Spanish
St. Gabriel’s National School Dominican Campus, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 (S) Spanish
St. Raphael’s National School Dominican Campus, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 (S) Spanish
St. Brigid’s National School Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 (N) French
St. Vincent’s Primary School St. Philomena’s Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 (N) Spanish
Scoil Cholmcille SNS Newbrook Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13 (N) French
Rathfarnham Educate Together Loreto Avenue, Rathfarnham Dublin 14 (S) French
Our Ladys Grove Primary School Goatstown Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14 (S) French
Holy Cross National School Upper Kilmacud Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 (S) Spanish
St. Patrick’s National School Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 (N) French
Scoil Bhride G.N.S. Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 (N) French
St. Philip the Apostle S.N.S. Mountview, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 (N) French
St. Mochta’s National School Porterstown Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 (N) Spanish
Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna Seanbhóthar Chnoc Liamhna, Dublin 16 (S) French
Scoil Naomh Padráig Ballyroan, Dublin 16 (S) Italian
Ballyroan Boys National School Ballyroan Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 (S) Spanish
Our Ladys’ Girls’ National School Ballinteer Avenue, Dublin 16 (S) Spanish
Divine Word National School Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 (S) Spanish
St. Francis Senior National School Priorswood, Dublin 17 (N) French
Our Lady Immaculate S.N.S. Darndale, Dublin 17 (N) Spanish
Holy Trinity National School Glencairn Drive, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 (S) French
St. Brigid’s B.N.S. Mart Lane, Foxrock, Dublin 18 (S) French
St. Patrick’s G.N.S. Foxrock Avenue, Dublin 18 (S) French
St. Mary’s National School Lamb’s Cross, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (S) French
Talbot Senior N.S. Bawnogue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (S) French
St. Ronan’s National School Deansrath, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (S) French
Gaelscoil na Camoige Bóthar an Úlloird, Cluain Dolcáin, Dublin 22 (S) French
Scoil Naomh Caoimhin Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (S) French
St. Mary’s National School Bancroft Avenue, Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (S) German
Scoil Santain Bothar na Labhann Mor, Tamhlact, Dublin 24 (S) German
St. Kevin’s Girls National School Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24 (S) German
St. Killian’s Senior Primary School Kingswood Heights, Castleview, Dublin 24 (S) Italian
Ballycragh National School Firhouse Dublin 24 (S) Italian
St. Mary’s National School Windsor Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3 (N) French
Scoil Mhuire 15, Gilford Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4 (S) French
Star of the Sea B.N.S. Leahy’s Terrace, Sandymount, Dublin 4 (S) French
St. Mary’s National School Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 (S) French
St. Patrick’s Boys National School Cambridge Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4 (S) Spanish
St. Brigid’s National School Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (S) Spanish
St. Brigid’s National School Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 5 (N) French
St. John of God Primary School Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5 (N) German
Scoil Chatriona Cailini Measc Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 5 (N) Italian
St. Brendan’s National School McAuley Road, Artane, Dublin 5 (N) Spanish
Scoil Mologa Clareville Road, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W (S) German
St. Clares Convent National School Harolds Cross Road, Dublin 6W (S) German
St. Pius X NS Boys N.S. Fortfield Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W (S) Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 (S) French
Inchicore National School Sarsfield Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 (S) French
Griffith Barracks National School South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (S) Spanish
St. Patrick’s Cathedral National School St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8 (S) Spanish
Drumcondra National School Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (N) Italian
Scoil Mhuire Marino Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 (N) Spanish
Gaelscoil An Duinninigh Draighnean, Féltrim, Swords, Co. Áth Cliath Spanish
St. Andrew’s National School Church Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin (N) French
Holy Family S.N.S. River Valley, Swords, Co. Dublin (N) French
St. George’s National School Naul Road, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin (N) French
Balbriggan Educate Together N.S. Moylaragh, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin (N) French
Balscadden National School Balscadden, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin (N) Spanish
Balrothery National School Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin (N) Spanish
Our Lady of Good Counsel G.N.S. Johnstown, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (S) French
Archbishop Ryan Senior National School Balgaddy, Lucan, Co. Dublin (S) French
Carysfort National School Convent Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin (S) French
Harold Convent Girls School Glasthule, Co. Dublin (S) French
Dominican Convent National School Convent Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (S) French
Scoil Lorcáin Cearnóg Eaton, Baile na Manach Co. Dublin (S) French
Our Lady of Good Counsel B.N.S. Johnstown, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (S) French
St. Patrick’s Boys National School Hollypark, Blackrock, Co. Dublin (S) German
Griffeen Valley Educate Together NS Griffeen Glen Boulevard, Lucan, Co. Dublin (S) German
St. Patrick’s National School Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin (S) Italian
Lucan Educate Together N.S. Mount Bellew, Willsbrook, Lucan Co. Dublin (S) Spanish
Glenageary Killiney National School Killiney Road, Co. Dublin (S) Spanish
All Saint’s National School Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin (S) Spanish
Guardian Angel’s N.S. Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin (S) Spanish
Kill O The Grange National School Deansgrange, Co. Dublin (S) Spanish
SN Cholmcille N.S., School Road, Castlegar, Galway. French
Scoil Bhríde Shantalla, Galway. Spanish
St. Nicholas’ National School The Claddagh, Galway. French
St. James National School Circular Road, Bushypark, Galway. French
Scoil Einde Dr. Mannix Road, Salthill, Galway. French
St. Patrick’s B.N.S. Lombard Street, Galway. German
Scoil Chaitríona Senior Renmore, Galway. German
Scoil an Trinoide Naofa Mervue, Galway. German
Scoil an Linbh Iosa St. Francis Street Galway. Spanish
Castleblakeney National School Castleblakeney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway French
St. Patrick’s National School Fohenagh, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway French
S.N. Naomh Treasa An Caiseal, Connamara, Co. Galway French
Clydagh National School Clydagh, Headford, Co. Galway French
St. Colman’s National School Corofin, Tuam, Co. Galway French
Scoil Einne An Spideal, Spiddal, Co. Galway French
St. Joseph’s National School Carrabane, Athenry, Co. Galway. French
Scoil an Chroi Naofa Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. French
Kilglass National School Kilglass, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. French
Bawnmore National School Bawnmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway. French
Scoil Pádraig Naofa Cregmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway. French
Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge Co. Galway. French
St. Annin’s Natonal School Roscahill Co. Galway. German
Ballyglass National School Ardrahan, Co. Galway. German
Scoil Chiaráin Naofa Newtownlynch, Doorus, Kinvara, Co. Galway. German
St. Brendan’s National School Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. Italian
Scoil Mhuire Moycullen, Co. Galway. Spanish
St. Patrick’s Primary School Dublin Road, Tuam, Co. Galway. Spanish
Scoil Iósaif Naofa Oranmore, Co. Galway. Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Oranmore, Co. Galway. Spanish
Scoil Náisiúnta Cheann Trá Ceann Trá, Trá-lí, Co. Chiarraí. Spanish
Scoil an Ghleanna Na Gleannta, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí. Spanish
Scoil Mhaolchéadair, Baile na nGall, Trá-Lí, Co. Chiarraí. Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Knocknagoshel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Kerry French
Scoil Naomh Erc Glenderry, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry French
Scoil Mhuire na Mainistreach New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry French
Fossa National School Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry Spanish
Scoil Íde, Curranes, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. French
Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail Lios Thuathail, Co. Kerry. French
St. Teresa’s National School Kilflynn, Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
Derryquay National School Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Mhuire National School Kilmurry National School, Cordal, Castleisland. Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Mhic Easmainn Rath Ronain, Trá Li, Co. Kerry. French
Convent Prmary School Listowel, Co. Kerry. French
St. Brigid’s National School Duagh, Listowel, Co. Kerry. French
Dromclough National School Listowel, Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. French
Ballyduff Central National School Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
St. Joseph’s National School Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
St. Brendan’s National School Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
Ballincrossig National School Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Naomh Gobnait Dún Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Mhuire National School Killorgin, Co. Kerry. French
St. Oliver’s National School Killarney, Co. Kerry. French
Glenflesk National School Killarney, Co. Kerry. French
Sen. Phrionnsias Naofa An Neidin, Co. Kerry. French
Kilcummin National School Kilcummin, Killarney, Co. Kerry. French
Scoil Nuachabháil Gort a Tsleibhe, Baile Mhic Ealgóid, Trá Lí, Co. Kerry. German
Sacred Heart Primary School Castle Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry. German
Aghatubrid National School Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry. German
St. Joseph’s Primary School Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry. German
Scoil Dar Earca Valentia, Co. Kerry. German
An Fhail Mhor Filemore, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry. German
Scoil Mhuire Ráithín Raheen, Headford, Killarney, Co. Kerry. German
Scoil Bhride Loreto National School Loreto Road, Scartlea. Co. Kerry. German
Tiernaboul National School Killarney, Co. Kerry. German
Cahooreigh National School Two Mile School, Killarney, Co. Kerry. German
Curraheen Mixed National School Curraheen, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Glenbeigh National School Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil an Fhirtearaigh Baile a Fhirtearaigh, Tra Lí, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil Iognáid Rís Daingean Uí Chíus Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil Cháitlín Naofa Cillmhicadomhnaigh, Fionntrá, Trá Lí, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil Eoin Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Douglas National School Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil Realt na Mara Cromane, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Coolick National School Kilcummin, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Anabla National School Kilcummin, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Knockanes National School Knockanes, Headford, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Faha National School Faha, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Holy Cross National School New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Scoil an Chuileannaigh Lios a Phúca, Cill Airne, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Kilgobnet National School Kilgobnet, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Spanish
Coars National School Caherciveen Co. Kerry. Spanish
Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich Bóthar Chill Droichid, Maigh Nuad Co. Chill Dara Spanish
Scoil Uí Riada An Chearnóg, Cill Choca, Co. Cill Dara. French
Scoil Eimhín Naofa Monasterevin, Co. Kildare French
Scoil Chóca Naofa Kilcock, Co. Kildare French
Caragh National School Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare French
Robertstown National School Robertstown, Naas, Co. Kildare French
Monasterevin No. 2 School Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. French
St. Peter’s National School Drogheda Street, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. French
St. David’s National School Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare. French
Scoil Bhride National School Milltown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. French
St. Joseph’s B.N.S. Kilcock, Co. Kildare. French
St, Conleth’s National School Derrinturn, Carbury, Co. Kildare. French
Straffan National School Straffan, Co. Kildare. French
Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. German
Killashee Multi-Demon. N.S. Kilcullen Road, Naas, Co. Kildare. German
Scoil Naomh Bhríd Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Spanish
Scoil Bhríde Prosperous Road, Clane, Co. Kildare. Spanish
St. Brigid’s National School Ballysax, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. Spanish
Scoil Mhuire Presentation Primary School Parnell Street, Co. Kilkenny. French
St. Brendan’s National School Newmarket, Hugginstown, Co. Kilkenny. French
Owning National School Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. German
Marymount National School The Rower, via Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Spanish
Kilkenny School Project N.S. Springfields, Waterford Road, Co. Kilkenny. Spanish
No. 2 National School Sandylane, Portarlington, Co. Laois. French
St. Patrick’s B.N.S. Davitt Road, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. French
St. Pius X National School Ballacolla, Portlaoise Co. Laois. French
Scoil Mhuire Ballyroan, Abbeylex, Co. Laois. French
Scoil Bhríde Rathdowney, Co. Laois. French
Scoil Iosaif Naofa Mountmellick, Co. Laois. French
Leitrim Mixed N.S. Leitrim, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim French
Largy National School Largy, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim. French
Scoil na Maighdine Muire Dublin Road, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. French
An Mhodhscoil Bealach Uí Chonaill Limerick Spanish
Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh Móin a Lin, Caladh an Treoigh, Co. Luimnigh Spanish
S.N. Ailbhé Killinure, Brittas, Co. Limerick French
Crecora National School Crecora, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick. Co. Limerick Spanish
Athea National School Athea, Co. Limerick. French
Effin National School Effin, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. French
Milford National School Milford-Grange, Castletroy, Co. Limerick. French
Bilboa National School Cappamore, Co. Limerick. French
Oola National School Oola, Co. Limerick. German
Gaelscoil O Doghair Caisleanin Nua Thiar, Co. Limerick. German
St. Senan’s National School Foynes, Co. Limerick. German
Croom National School Croom, Co. Limerick. German
St. Jame’s School Cappagh, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. German
Galbally National School Galbally, Co. Limerick. German
Convent National School Doon, Co. Limerick. German
Knockea National School Knockea, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick. German
Scoil Naomh Iosaf Adare, Co. Limerick. German
Anglesboro National School Anglesboro, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. German
Roxborough National School Roxborough, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Spanish
Scoil Ide Corbally, Co. Limerick. Spanish
Kildimo National School Kildimo, Co. Limerick. Spanish
St. Paul’s National School Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick. Spanish
St. Nessan’s National School Mungret, Co. Limerick. Spanish
St. Patrick’s Girls National School Dublin Road, Limerick. Co. Limerick. Spanish
St. Theresa’s National School Clontumpher, Ballinalee, Co. Longford French
Scoil Eimear Templemichael, Longford, Co. Longford French
Scoil Bhríde Glen, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford French
Scoil Bhride Killasonna, Granard, Co. Longford French
St. Bernard’s National School Abbeylara Co. Longford French
Sacred Heart Primary School Granard Co. Longford. French
Ballycloghan National School Carrickboy, Co. Longford. French
St. Colmcille’s National School Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford. French
Castletown G.N.S. Castletown Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth French
Lechéile E.T.N.S. Mornington Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth French
St. Peter’s National School Dromiskin, Co. Louth. Co. Louth French
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál Kilsaran, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth French
Ballapousta National School Smarmore, Drogheda, Co. Louth French
St. Peter’s National School Bolton Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. French
St. Niochlas National School Nicholas’ Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. French
Redeemer Girls National School Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk Co. Louth. French
Gaelscoil Dhún Dealgan Muirtheimhne Mór, Dún Dealgan, Co. Louth. French
Marymount National School Ballsgrave, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Spanish
St. Paul’s National School Rathmullen, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Spanish
Scoil Aonghusa Geata an Domhnaigh, Droichead Atha, Co. Lú. German
Knock National School Knock, Claremorris, Co. Mayo French
Behymore National School Behy, Ballina, Co. Mayo French
S.N. Gob a’Choire Achill Sound, Westport, Co. Mayo French
Crimlin National School Crimlin, Castlebar, Co. Mayo French
Scoil Mhuire Glencorrib, Shrule, Co. Mayo French
Scoil Naomh Aingeal The Lawn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo French
Glenmore National School Crossmolina, Co. Mayo French
St. Colmcille’s National School The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo French
St. Joseph’s National School Derrywash, Castlebar Co. Mayo French
Bangor Erris Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo French
St. John’s National School Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo French
St. Attracta’s National School Lowpark, Charlestown, Co. Mayo French
Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca Lochán na mBan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo French
Kilmovee National School Kilmovee, Ballaghadereen, Co. Mayo French
Scoil Íosa Abbeyquarter, Ballyhaunis, . Co. Mayo French
Gaelscoil na Cruaiche Bothar na Lóistín, Westport, Co. Mayo French
Brackloon National School Brackloon, Wesport, Co. Mayo French
St. Peter’s National School Snugboro, Castlebar, Co. Mayo French/German
Scoil Raifteirí Faiche an Aonaigh, Caislean an Bharcaigh, Co. Mayo Italian
Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh Ráth Cairn, Áth Buí, Co. Na Mí. French
St. Peter & Pauls’ N.S. Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath French
Clonmellon National School Clonmellon, via Navan, Co. Meath French
Scoil Mhuire Coolroonan, Ballivor Co. Meath French
St. Columbanus National School Ballivor, Co. Meath Co. Meath German
St. Patrick’s National School Loman Street, Trim, Co. Meath German
St. Joseph’s National School Boyerstown, Navan, Co. Meath German
St. Oliver Plunkett N.S. Proudstown Road, Navan, Co. Meath German
S.N. Mhuire, Moynalvey Moynalvey, Summerhill, Co. Meath German
Mulhussey National School Mulhussey, Kilcock, . Co. Meath Spanish
Knockcommon National School Beauparc, Navan, Co. Meath. French
Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa Kilcloon, Co. Meath. French
Scoil Naomh Treasa Bellewstown, Co. Meath. French
Scoil Cholmcille Mount Hanover, Duleek, Co. Meath. French
Dangan National School Clonmahon, Summerhill, Co. Meath. French
Scoil an Spioaid Naoimh Laytown, Co. Meath. French
Dunboyne National School Dunboyne, Co. Meath. French
Duleek Boys National School Duleek, Co. Meath. French
St. Bennin’s National School Trim Road, Duleek, Co. Meath. French
St. Dympna’s National School Kildalkey, Co. Meath. French
St. Michael’s National School Patrick Street, Trim, Co. Meath. French
Rathmore National School Rathmore, Athboy, Co. Meath. French
Kilbride National School Trim, Co. Meath. French
St. Paul’s National School Abbeylands, Navan, Co. Meath. French
Yellow Furze National School Beauparc, Navan, Co. Meath. French
Kentstown National School Kentstown, Navan, Co. Meath. French
Robinstown National School Robinstown, Navan, Co. Meath. French
St. Declan’s National School Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Spanish
St. Finian’s National School Clonalvy, Co. Meath. Spanish
St. Michael’s N.S. Rackwallace, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan French
St. Joseph’s N.S. Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan French
Scoil Bhride Mullaghrafferty, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan French
Edenmore National School Emyvale, Co. Monaghan French
St. Tiarnach’s Primary School Roslea Road, Clones, Co. Monaghan German
Deravoy National School Deravoy, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. French
Doohamlet National School Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan. French
Knockconan National School Ballyoisin, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. French
St. Patrick’s National School Clara, Kilbrone P.O., Monaghan. Co. Monaghan. French
Ballybay Central School Castleblaney Road, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan. French
S.N. Mhuire, Coolanarney Coolanarney, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly French
Scoil Muire Banrion Gilroy Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly French
St. Cronan’s National School Lusmagh, Banagher, Co. Offaly French
Edenderry No 2 School Edenderry, Co. Offaly French
Clonaghadoo National School Geashill, Co. Offaly German
Mercy Primary School Birr, Co. Offaly Spanish
Ballybryan National School Ballybryan, Rhode, Co. Offaly. French
Shinrone Mixed National School Main Street, Shinrone, Co. Offaly. French
St. Colman’s National School Cappagh, Croghan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. French
St. John’s National School Rath, Thomastown, Birr, Co. Offaly. French
Gaelscoil de hÍde Cnoc na Crúibe, Bóthar na Gaillimhe, Roscomáin Co. Ros Comáin German
Castlesampson National School Castlesampson, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. French
Carrick National School Carrick, Ballinlough, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon. French
Attyrory National School Attyrory, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. French
Cornafulla National School Cornafulla, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. French
Tibohine National School Tibohine, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. French
Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary Convent Road Co. Roscommon. French
St. Mary’s Primary School Strokestown Co. Roscommon. French
St. Joseph’s Primary School Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Italian
S.N. Réalt na Mara Rosses Point, Co. Sligo French
Killavil National School Ballymote, Co. Sligo French
St. John’s National School Ballisadare, Co. Sligo French
St. Brendan’s National School Cartron, Co. Sligo French
Mary Immaculate Girls National School Collooney, Co. Sligo French
Scoil Asicus Naofa Strandhill, Co. Sligo French
Grange National School Grange, Co. Sligo French
St. Lassra’s National School Ballinacarrow, Ballymote, Co. Sligo French
Moylough National School Moylough, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo French
St. John’s National School Temple Street, Co. Sligo German
Scoil Padraig Naofa Ballyweelin, Ballinfull Co. Sligo German
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Droimban, Curry, Co. Sligo Spanish
Srs. Of Charity N.S. Mary Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary French
Newtown Upper N.S. Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary French
Birdhill National School Birdhill, Killaloe, Co. Tipperary French
Templederry National School Templederry, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary German
Convent of Mercy National School Newport, Co. Tipperary. French
Moyne National School Thurles, Co. Tipperary. French
Grange National School Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. French
Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan Plás Eoin, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. French
Christian Brothers Primary School The Monastery, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary. German
Scoil Mhuire SNS Caisleain Nua na Suir, Cluin Meala, Co. Tipperary. German
Lisvernane National School Lisvernane, Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. German
Kilross National School Kilross, Co. Tipperary. German
Presentation Primary School Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Spanish
St. Mary’s B.N.S. Ferrybank, Co. Waterford French
Passage East National School Crooke, Passage East, Co. Waterford French
Christ Church National School Lower Newtown, Waterford, Co. Waterford German
Killea Boys’ National School Dunmore East, Co. Waterford German
Gaelscoil Philib Barún An Trá Mhór, Co. Waterford Spanish
Faithlegg National School Faithlegg, Co. Waterford French
Glór na Mara Convent Hill, Tramore, Co. Waterford. French
Our Lady of Mercy National School Military Road, Waterford Co. Waterford. French
Holy Cross National School Ballycarnane, Tramore, Co. Waterford. French
Bunscoil Gleann Sidheáin Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. French
Liosmór Mochuda Lismore, Co. Waterford. French
Kilmacthomas Boys National School Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. French
Villierstown National School Villierstown, Cappaquin, Co. Waterford. French
Bunscoil Bhothar na Naomh Lismore, Co. Waterford. French
Gaelscoil Phortlairge Baile Mhic Gonair, Co. Waterford. German
St. Mary’s Primary School Youghal Road, Dungarvan Co. Waterford. German
Presentation Primary School Slievekeale Road, Co. Waterford. German
Light of Christ National School Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Italian
Glenbeg National School Dungarvan, Co. Waterfrod. German
Taghmon National School Mullingar, Co. Westmeath French
Scoil Naomh Clár Tubberclare, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. French
St. Colman’s National School Delvin Road, Bellview, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. French
Scoil na gCaithre Maistri Diseart Mhuire, Bothar na Dithreibhe, Ath Luain, Co. Westmeath. French
Presentation Senior School Harbour Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. French
Scoil Náisiúnta na Scríne Screen, Enniscorthy Co. Wexford French
St. Patrick’s National School Craanford, Gorey, Co. Wexford French
Monaseed National School Monaseed, Gorey, Co. Wexford French
Ballycullane National School Ballycullane, New Ross, Co. Wexford French
Scoil Mhuire Horeswood, Campile, New Ross, Co. Wexford Italian
Ballyfad National School Ballyfad, Inch, Co. Wexford. French
Loreto Primary School Gorey, Co. Wexford. French
Boolavogue National School Boolavogue, Ferns, Co. Wexford. French
Arklow Boys National School Coolgreaney Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. French
Kilcoole Primary School Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. French
Powerscourt National School Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. French
Wicklow Educate Together Marine House, The Murrough, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow. French
Scoil Mhuire Fatima Grangecon Co. Wicklow. French
Scoil Chualann Bothar Vevay, Bre, Co. Wicklow. German
St. Patrick’s National School Curtlestown, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. German
St. Fergal’s Senior National School Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. German
St. Mary’s Senior National School Blessington, Co. Wicklow. German
St. Cronan’s Boys National School Vevay Crescent, Vevay Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Spanish
St. Laurence’s School Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Spanish
St. Brigid’s National School Trafalgar Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Spanish
Jonathan Swift National School Dunlavin Co. Wicklow. Spanish
Scoil Nioclais Naofa Dunlavin Co. Wicklow. Spanish
Donard National School Donard Co. Wicklow. Spanish

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