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Breaffy Road,

Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23WF99

IXL

Childs centred approach to education

As a former student of Breaffy National School I always felt that there was a distinct focus by the then Principal on a more holistic approach to the education of the child. Now that my own children are attending this school it is clear that this ethos has continued and developed through the current Principal.

The school’s child centred approach to education means that, in addition to the traditional academic components, the teachers actively cultivate the development of the whole child, their social skills, their participation in the community, and connect with each child’s unique needs.

The children are encouraged by the teachers to find their own voice and develop their own personality and sense of place in the world and are equipped with the tools to learn and achieve their potential through their formative years.

Breaffy National School is a forward thinking educational facility run by a Principal with a clear vision for the school’s future, ably supported by a well-trained, skilled and motivated staff.

Former Student

Breaffyns
2018-06-01T18:05:52+01:00

Former Student

As a former student of Breaffy National School I always felt that there was a distinct focus by the then Principal on a more holistic approach to the education of the child. Now that my own children are attending this school it is clear that this ethos has continued and developed through the current Principal. The school’s child centred approach […]

An excellent foundation for learning in a safe and caring environment

We have found that Breaffy National School delivers an excellent foundation for learning in a safe and caring environment for our children to grow and develop.

From the moment your child joins Breaffy National School, you sense that you belong to strong community within a very welcoming environment.

Optional after-school activities are organised by the teachers and our children have been happy to attend various activities throughout the school year. We have been fortunate to benefit from informative talks on topics such as hosted by the school.

We also appreciate the excellent communication that the school delivers, with relevant texts being sent. The level of support offered to parents and students is second to none. The principal and teachers are completely dedicated, always giving 100% and for this we are extremely grateful.

Parent of Four Students

Breaffyns
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Parent of Four Students

We have found that Breaffy National School delivers an excellent foundation for learning in a safe and caring environment for our children to grow and develop. From the moment your child joins Breaffy National School, you sense that you belong to strong community within a very welcoming environment. Optional after-school activities are organised by the teachers and our children have […]

A Praiseworthy School

Three generations of Brigid Bourke’s family from the US, UK and Eire converged on Breaffy National School in June 2017 to commemorate the sound foundation with which the school had equipped her before her migration at age 16 to the United States. My sister, Linda Skelly, and I were deeply moved to see the detailed records organised and retained on our mother’s attendance at the School. I am sure that my mother’s ability to question received truths, and determination to take the long view, contributed to my formation as a scientist. I had the good fortune to spend a memorable day at this praiseworthy School. I took part in three memorable sessions, in this school so ably led by George Moran. First, I worked with the students, discussing the research on the brain for which I was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 2014. They demonstrated lively interest, posing intelligent questions. In the second session, the teaching staff and I explored how the cognitive map theory illuminated links between brain and behaviour. Their probing comments ranged across basic scientific research, clinical applications, the structure of language and music. The third session was a superb concert by the choir. They sang songs from the National Children’s Choir programme which they had performed in both the Breaffy Arena and the National Concert Hall. I note the close links between the School and the local community and am mindful of the cooperation between Kevin and Margaret Bourke and George Moran in facilitating this event.

John O’Keefe, Fellow of the Royal Society, FMedSci
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
University College London

Breaffyns
2018-06-01T18:03:27+01:00

John O’Keefe, Fellow of the Royal Society, FMedSci
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
University College London

Three generations of Brigid Bourke’s family from the US, UK and Eire converged on Breaffy National School in June 2017 to commemorate the sound foundation with which the school had equipped her before her migration at age 16 to the United States. My sister, Linda Skelly, and I were deeply moved to see the detailed records organised and retained on […]
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Ixl is an international provider of literacy and numeracy skills . In our school pupils from 1st class to 6 th class are registered for a three year lisence .
On IXL, maths is more than just numbers. With unlimited questions, engaging item types, and real-world scenarios, IXL helps learners experience maths at its most mesmerising!
It gives parents an opportunity to support your child’s learning at home .
This is the class content for all classes .This has been our termly focus for 2017/18

Junior-infants skills
Count dots – up to 3
Same and different
Classify shapes by colour
Light and heavy
Count 1c coins
See all 72 junior-infants skills
Senior-infants skills
Shape patterns
Read clocks and write times
Making graphs
More or less likely
Count money – 1c, 2c and 5c coins
See all 168 senior-infants skills
First-class skills
Ordinal numbers
Subtraction facts – numbers up to 10
Estimate to the nearest ten
Months of the year
Read a calendar
See all 204 first-class skills
Second-class skills
Ordinal numbers up to 100th
Add multiples of 10
Complete the subtraction sentence – up to two digits
Flip, turn and slide
Symmetry
See all 242 second-class skills
Third-class skills
Place value names up to thousands
Add and subtract money amounts
Reflection, rotation and translation
Identify fractions on number lines
What decimal number is illustrated?
See all 283 third-class skills
Fourth-class skills
Word problems with extra or missing information
Pie charts
Number patterns: word problems
Decimal number lines
Add and subtract decimals: word problems
See all 241 fourth-class skills
Fifth-class skills
Prime and composite numbers
Lowest common multiple
Divide by powers of ten
Create line graphs
Find start and end times: word problems
See all 254 fifth-class skills
Sixth-class skills
Evaluate exponents
Which is the better coupon?
Unit prices
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