The Holy Family School was established in 1973 under the Department of Education & Science.
Our school welcomes pupils with moderate or severe/profound general learning disability and pupils on the autistic spectrum. Pupil/teacher ratio for moderate general learning disability is 8:1; severe/profound general learning disability is 6:1 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 6:1.
The school curriculum celebrates the uniqueness of each child and strives to enable each pupil to live a full life realizing his/her full potential. Individual Education Plans form part of this process. Pupils may enter at 4 years of age and graduate at 18 years.
The Principal and teaching staff are all highly qualified and continually keep abreast of current educational developments. Support staff includes Special Needs Assistants, Nurses and the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Monthly Prayer Service
There is a monthly Prayer Service with our Chaplain in which our pupils participate actively through song and drama. This is a wonderful occasion for us all to express our joy and thanks to God for each other and for our loved-ones.
A Prayer & Holy Communion Service is also held with the Chaplain for the staff and residents of St. Joseph’s Foundation each month. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Foundation at 063/89252.
Principal: Ms. Margaret Looby
Baker’s Road, Charleville, Co. Cork.
A very special honor from the Pope was recently bestowed on Dr. Martin O’Donnell (above photo) and his wife, Veronica, for their life-long commitment to the St. Joseph’s Foundation and Holy Family School project. The Benemerenti Medal was conferred by Canon Cotter to Martin and Veronica for their deep Faith that was the motivating factor in their admirable service and achievement.