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School Life – Pre-School

Education Policy

The Teresian Pre-School provides a unique educational experience for boys and girls from two years of age. A high standard of care and education takes place in a safe, happy and child-centered setting where the children experience the joy of learning and growing. Our students are encouraged to learn through interactions in a warm stimulating environment, guided by experienced and well-trained teachers convinced that children learn when they are loved, respected and allowed to choose.

Our education encompasses the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, intellectual and linguistic development of every child in our care.

We follow the Montessori method which blends very well with Síolta and Aistear, the Irish programmes for children between birth and six years. The Aistear (Journey) programme allows children to develop as competent and confident learners using four themes which are developed through cross-curricular exploration:

  • Well-being
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Communicating
  • Exploring and Thinking

Through these themes Aistear focuses on developing children’s skills and building knowledge and understanding of their world. This is made possible through focusing on the following guidelines:

  • Enriching learning through interactions
  • Learning through play
  • Assessment to support learning
  • Working with parents


Pre-School students are given many opportunities to express themselves, be creative and experiment. Their interest in the written word increases as they begin to link it with what is read to them.  They discover a new world when they begin to read their first words. 

Abundant material to aid discovery of number and the written word is made available to them. The monthly theme gives many opportunities for holistic learning.

Pre-School students enjoy an array of activities intended to promote oral language development, gross and fine motor skill development and confidence. These activities include: playball, arts and crafts, singing and drama, ballet, circle time, painting, colouring, cutting, sticking and making, music and movement, imaginative play, dress-up, jigsaws, building bricks, Montessori practical life and sensorial exercises, physical education, storytelling, rhymes, pictures, playdoh and quiet time with books.


The Pre-School is open from 8am – 5pm.

Teaching instruction is from 9am – 3pm.

Pre-School is closed for a week at Christmas, a week at Easter and the month of August.

Dress Code

A clean, tidy, neat appearance is expected of pupils at all times.  Maintaining a high standard of dress while wearing the school Dress Code and Sports Uniform is part of the training we seek to give pupils here at school. We believe that the Dress Code enhances our children’s dignity and respect for themselves and others.


All children must wear a smock in school.

Girls wear a pink gingham smock and boys wear blue. Available from Uniformity www.uniformity.ie 01 2300501. All children should wear a tracksuit and runners for Gym days.


The following may not be worn in school: designer/lettered or label tops, pleated skirts, scarves, polo necks, sweatshirts, sport shirts or sloppy cardigan/jumper. Runners may not be worn outside PE.

Please Note

All clothes worn to school should be clean, properly pressed and the correct size and should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

When choosing clothes for school, it is recommended to buy clothes that are easy to wash, dry-clean or press. This is essential to maintain the tidy appearance requested of students at all times.

Little Dinners

Pre-School students receive snacks and a warm and nutritious meal every day from wholesome food suppliers Little Dinners.

Please find the weekly menu on the Little Dinners website: Little Dinners


Upcoming Events


Easter Holidays

1:00 am - 12:59 amTeresian School

St. Patrick’s Day Break

12:00 am - 11:59 pm