Our SENSORY ROOMS are a specially designed environment which gives the pupils an opportunity to completely relax or access a wide range of sensory experiences for learning or fun. Every class visits the sensory room. It is one of the highlights of the week.
We have a very well equipped HOME ECONOMICS ROOM with four cooking stations, a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. All classes use this room. Senior pupils tie in the use of the room with their ASDAN programme, particularly with the module Towards Independence Programme.
All our pupils, no matter what age, love their daily time to the PLAYGROUND. This is an area of social interaction, whether it means having a chat while sitting on the benches, taking turns to use the playground equipment or playing football by the rules! The teachers and SNAs supervise play. Juniors and seniors have separate play times. The playground is inspected by ROSPA on a yearly basis to comply with Health and Safety regulations.
Our SOFT PLAY ROOM consists of a play area and a ball pool. The ball pool provides a multi-sensory environment that will awaken the senses. The brightly coloured balls inside a ball pool create a rainbow of fun. The balls massage the entire body, provide buoyant support, deep-pressure sensation and encourage relaxation. The visual, auditory and tactile sensory stimuli and the proprioceptive feedback build confidence and strengthen sensorimotor skills. The soft play area provides hours of fun for pupils as they develop motor planning, gross motor skills and social interaction. Children can jump, climb, crawl and slide through various pieces of equipment to enhance spatial awareness and movement, and provides strong vestibular input.
Our CLASSROOMS are spacious and well lit, providing a positive learning environment for our students. All classes are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards that are height adjustable to meet the needs of all age groups and mobility levels. Each room has attached toilet facilities. A quiet corner can be used for 1:1 work or as a relax space. All junior classes contain a soft play corner to meet sensory needs. There are ample display boards to showcase the children’s work.
Our SCHOOL LIBRARY is a lovely cosy room for our pupils to enjoy listening to stories being read to them and reading independently. We have wonderful supply of age appropriate books for all levels.
We have a good sized HALL that is well used for PE classes by all students. We also use our hall for very special events, for example, Christmas concerts, Confirmation and Communion Masses, Arts Day, ASDAN Ceremony, whole school assembly and when visitors come to talk to the pupils.