Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent will make.
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. In St. Gerard’s Junior School, we believe that an education of excellence is the foundation stone for all that lies ahead in a child’s life. Thus, the educational philosophy of St. Gerard’s Junior School celebrates and nourishes each child’s unique academic, social, creative, physical and spiritual development, in a caring, inclusive, challenging, and exciting learning environment.
St. Gerard’s Junior School ensures the highest standard
s of academic achievement, from a young age, for each individual child. Our education of excellence also encompasses the broader liberal arts curriculum – sports, music, art and drama. We rejoice in our children performing on stage, drawing and painting, singing in choir and competing on the field of play. And of course, no education of excellence is complete without reference to the technological imperative. We are a futures-oriented school and have been awarded the accolade of “Digital School of Distinction” – and so alongside the best in traditional methodologies, our pupils are prepared to participate fully and discerningly in our increasingly technological world.
But our vision of education goes further still - as a Catholic school community we believe that academic excellence must be underpinned by values. Thus, our education includes instilling in our pupils the simple, unchanging Christian values of kindness, honesty and thinking of others first and the character building values of hope, integrity and the belief that they can make a difference in our world.
By combining our school’s wonderful tradition of Catholic education with all that is best in progressive education, we are truly a school of the twenty-first century.
Do come and visit and experience for yourself the warm and happy atmosphere of our school community and the sense of learning and achievement which is the hallmark of St. Gerard’s Junior School.
Dr. Deirdre Farrell,
Headmistress - Junior School
BEYOND ACADEMIC AND INTELLECTUAL RIGOUR, OUR EDUCATION IS ABOUT WHAT WE FORGE IN "THE SMITHY OF THE SOUL OF OUR STUDENTS".