St Brendans National School Bantry

School Subjects

Primary school curriculum

More attention to every child

At The St Brendans National School Bantry, we offer our pupils a broad curriculum that provides stimulating activities to prepare them for the best social and cultural life. Whether it is our textbooks or hands-on lessons, we make sure each pupil gets personal attention to flourish in every subject.

Ireland’s primary schools curriculum is determined by the Minister for Education who is advised by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). There are 6 curriculum areas that are further divided into 11 subjects.

By clicking on the individual subject titles below you will find detailed curriculum.

Boys reading a book in St Brendans NS school


Language education helps children develop skills in the use of oral and written language, in English and in Gaeilge.

Girl learning mathematics at St Brendans NS school


Mathematics education gives children a system to analyse information, make predictions and solve problems.

Girl learning geography outside at St Brendans NS Bantry

Social, Environmental and Scientific Education

Social, environmental and scientific education (SESE) provides opportunities for children to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of local and wider environments.

Two girls during Art lesson at St Brendans NS Bantry

Arts Education

Arts education enables children to explore alternative ways of communicating with others through sensory, emotional, intellectual and creative expression.
Class of kids during Physical Education lesson outside at St Brendans NS Bantry

Physical Education

Physical education provides children with learning opportunities through movement and active lifestyle.

Group of kids with different colours rain boots

Social, Personal and Health Education

Social, personal and health education (SPHE) provides opportunities to foster the well-being of children helping them to become active citizens in society.