Carrakennedy N.S. follows the Rules for National Schools in line with the Department of Education and Skills requirements in implementing the Primary School Curriculum, 1999. The curriculum is child centred in its approach and identifies three primary aims of primary education.
At Carrakennedy N.S. we endeavour to:
- enable the child to live a full life as a child and to realise his or her potential as a unique individual
- enable the child to develop socially through living and co-operating with others thus making a contribution to the good of society
- prepare the child for further education and lifelong learning.
The curriculum emphasises the importance of Literacy, Numeracy and Language, while at the same time responding to changing needs in science and technology, social personal and health education, and citizenship.
The curriculum comprises of 11 subjects which are taught at all class levels- English, Gaeilge, Maths, S.E.S.E. (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education- History, Geography and Science), Art, Music, Drama, S.P.H.E. (Social, Personal and Health Education), and P.E. Religion is taught taught using the Grow in Love Programme as we are under the patronage of the Catholic Church.