Inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, Holy Family School, through a holistic approach, aspires to achieve the full potential of each student, with particular concern for those who are disadvantaged and marginalized. Underpinning this is the Catholic ethos based on truth, justice, tolerance, respect, self-worth and a sense of oneness with the entire Cosmos.
We cater for both boys and girls from Junior Infants to First Class. Our philosophy aspires to achieve the full potential of each student, while upholding the values of Truth, Justice and Tolerance, Respect and Self-worth. Based on our aims and objectives, our school engages in a wide range of activities both during and after school, while all subjects in the curriculum are covered to a very high standard.
We have a very active Parents council. The committee and Parent Body support us in many ways from fund raising to hands on help with school related projects.
Unit for the Deaf
The Unit for the Deaf was established in February 1993 to serve the needs of deaf children in Co. Clare and the mid-west region. The children in the unit are taught by a specialist teacher of the deaf assisted by a Special Needs Assistant. The children are taught the full curriculum in the unit except for the Irish language. They also integrate with children of a similar age for P.E., hurling, drama, choir, school trips and shows.
A Hardwire system is available in the unit for our profoundly deaf students and Radio-Aids are available for our mild, moderate and severely deaf students. The children benefit from educational software, including software teaching ISL.They have access to e-mail and the internet in the classroom in addition to having access to the school computer room.
The children avail of the services of a Speech and Language therapist, a visiting Teacher of the Deaf, an Educational Psychologist and an Audiologist on a regular basis.