Gael Scoil Aogáin Parents’ Association

Since its inception in 1995, our Parents’ Association has gone from strength to strength. Membership of the association is open to all parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. A committee is elected each year at an A.G.M, usually held in September. The parents’ Association’s contribution towards school life is invaluable. Its members organise and support many extra-curricular activities both educational, social and recreational which greatly benefit our pupils.
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By 2015 there were 185 gaelscoileanna at primary level in the 32 counties, outside of the Gaeltacht areas with approximately 45,000 children attending these schools. These children are part of a global bilingual movement. Between 60% and 65% of the world’s population are bilingual. More and more children are being educated through a second language in Europe. One of the great advantages of children learning a second at a very young age is that they can acquire native like pronunciations and complex linguistic systems with apparent ease. Research in this country shows that learning a second language does not adversely affect ability in the first language and that the first language can benefit.