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As principal of Our Lady of Good Counsel G.N.S, I am delighted to welcome you all to our school website. We thank you for taking the time to visit. We hope to provide you with useful information and give you a clear insight into the high quality teaching and learning that takes place in our school.
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a Catholic Girls National School located in Ferrybank which is situated on the outskirts of Waterford City. Our goal here is to enable every girl to reach their full potential in a safe learning environment. We are proud to have strong links with our local community and connections with many countries around the world!
I hope you enjoy your visit!
Jamie Nagle, Príomhoide.
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS is a Catholic Primary School for girls. Our school is committed to fostering the development of the whole person, in partnership with parents and guided by Christian values and principles, in an environment that is happy, caring and enriching.
A School Creed
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here,
Let the rooms be full of contentment,
Let love abide here,
Love of one another,
Love of mankind,
Love of life itself,
And love of God.
Let us remember
That, as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Traditional (Source: The Works 2 – B. Moses and P. Corbett – Macmillan)
Our School Plan for teaching and learning is derived from The Revised Primary School Curriculum (Curaclam na Bunscoile), which was implemented by the Department of Education and Skills in 1999.
It consists of the following subjects:
All of these subject areas are taught from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
Each teacher draws up a Yearly Plan for the children in her/his care. Every fortnight, teachers develop a Short Term plan from the Yearly Plan and at the end of every month, teachers report on progress to the Principal.
If you would like more information on the Revised Primary School Curriculum, please go to www.curriculumonline.ie