Scoil Mhuire’s Early Intervention and Primary Classes for children on the autism spectrum, funded and resourced by the Department of Education, are known as Rainbow. Our Early Intervention Class caters for pupils from three to five years and our Primary Classes for pupils from four to twelve years.
Each well-resourced Rainbow class has a maximum of six pupils, with one teacher and two special needs assistants (SNAs). The pupils in Rainbow also have access to an OT room, a sensory room, a sensory garden and a dedicated playground.
In Rainbow, we strive to provide a high quality, positive educational experience for our pupils, including access to a wide-ranging curriculum that is relevant and appropriate to their learning needs.
We work to ensure that each pupil develops to their potential in an environment that offers clarity, predictability and calm. We work to enhance the pupils’ communicative and social skills. In providing an autism specific learning environment within a mainstream primary school, we aim to facilitate meaningful inclusion in the school community.
As a pupil’s learning needs may change over time, their enrolment in Rainbow will be kept under continual review. Each pupil’s progress will be formally reviewed at the end of each school year, or at shorter intervals if required.
If you would like your child to be considered for a place in Rainbow, please contact Scoil Mhuire directly.