Welcome to St Gabriel’s Special School
Reach Your Full Potential
About St Gabriel’s Special School
Mission Statement & Ethos
St. Gabriel’s Special School is dedicated to enabling each pupil to enhance and develop their unique abilities and talents in the areas of their social, physical, emotional, communication, thinking, spiritual and vocational development.
St. Gabriel’s advocates for and protects the pupils’ right to the best quality of educational experience and appropriate supportive therapies for well-being, quality of life and holistic development.
St. Gabriel’s ultimate aim is to enable our pupils to be as independent as possible in all aspects of their daily lives.
Our strength lies in our commitment to the team approach. St. Gabriel’s school team includes the teachers, special needs assistants, multi-disciplinary team, ancillary staff and the Board of Management. We value each staff member’s contribution. Staff are facilitated to be flexible and open to new learning and recent developments in education and therapies.
Our school ethos encourages learning in a happy, secure, safe and stimulating environment.
Our approach incorporates professional open communication, respect, confidentiality, positive attitudes, enthusiasm and dedication with a child-centred focus.
We actively promote co-operation with parents as partners in their child’s education.
At St Gabriel’s Special School, students are surrounded by other bright peers with additional needs, and quickly realize they are not alone; they are part of a strong community of active learners who are capable of amazing achievements.
We believe students who receive the appropriate structure and support can develop the skills necessary to keep pace with traditional classroom settings. We aim to teach all of our students how to leverage their strengths in areas that may be challenging, and how to advocate for the tools that they need in order to succeed.
From success stories about our students and staff members to program updates and events, our site makes it easy for you to stay informed about the latest happenings. Read the latest stories below.
Louisa May Alcott
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship”
St. Gabriel’s curriculum is based mainly on the Primary School Curriculum. Some of the subjects include:
Communication & Language
Social Personal & Health Education
Arts Education (Visual arts, Music, Drama)
Social, Environmental & Scientific Education (History, Geography, Science)
Religious instruction is provided and pupils are prepared for First Holy Communion and Confirmation, if parents so wish.