From our humble beginnings in Septemeber 2000 (when we had a 15 hr per week service) we now have a bright, well-resourced, vibrant classroom with progressive, hardworking staff. The support of the Board of Management has ensured that the school has grown and developed over the years. In 2009 the DES inspectorate endorsed the learning programmes and pedagogical approaches of the the school in it’s Whole School Evaluation (WSE).
Our out-reach programme provides support to thos pupils in The National Orthopedic Hospital in Cappagh Finglas. We are particularly proud to continue the long history of Hospital Teaching which is associated with Cappagh Hospital. Established in 1926 it was, at one point, the largest hospital school in Ireland.
As a Department of Education and Skills (DES) school we provide an educational service for school aged patients. Our teaching staff enable students to continue an educational program and keep in touch with their “home school”. School activities are designed to complement the child’s day in the hospital. We work collaboratively with hospital teams, home school, families and the student.
Children attend school in a classroom, or receive schooling at the bedside. Our school hours and holidays are similar to those of all DES schools. We are a well resourced school and have wonderful support from DES and the hospital community.
We warmly welcome all children to The Hospital School.
If your child or a child from your school is admitted to St Raphael’s Ward, please contact us, as we welcome all communication with home and home-school.