About Scoil Aislinn.

Scoil Aislinn is a school for children with Autism and Complex needs. There are 30 staff members and 36 students in the school. The school has six classrooms,  Acorns, Busy Bees, Chestnuts, Daisies and Eagles and Friends. The students in the school range in age from 4 years to 12 years.

In the past we have had students graduate from Scoil Aislinn to An Tua Nua, NASC and The Bonnington Training Centre.

We have a communion class this year and they will receive the Sacrament in May in the SMA Blackrock.


Our focus is on the whole child.

We work toward an integrated curriculum that reaches across disciplines and age levels. We aim for an atmosphere of cooperation with respect for individual differences and community values. We will foster a school climate that is safe and supportive of individual students, enabling them to succeed in our ever changing world.

We aim to provide a secure, caring and supportive environment through the provision of a broad curriculum of social, personal, academic, sporting, vocational and relevant life-skills programmes.

To enable students to live a full life and to realise his/her potential, to enable the student to function as independently as possible and to enable the student to continue learning in adult life.


Our Approach.

The needs of the students in Scoil Aislinn are complex, and some students have co-occurring needs. Every student has an individual education plan, setting out his/her priority needs, along with the educational and multi-disciplinary plan for meeting those needs. Students have access to all curriculum subjects and lessons are differentiated to suit individual student’s ability. Students work in groups, individually, in pairs and as a whole class. In Scoil Aislinn the teaching approach is eclectic and a wide range of methodologies are used. Students who are non verbal use PECs and LAMH. Students learn through TEACCH Programmes, ABA, Social Stories, Intensive Interaction, IT, Sensory Motor and desk top.

Curriculum Areas.

1. Communication and Language

2. Physical Education

3. Arts Education (Visual arts, Music & Drama)

4. Social, Personal and Health education

5. Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography & Science)

6. Mathematics

Students are prepared for First Holy Communion and Confirmation as appropriate.

COPE Mission Statement.

To enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism, working in partnership with them, their families and local communities, to provide a range of person centred services and supports. These will enable each person to live life to the full, influence the decisions that affect them, and actively participate in their community. To be a school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure learning environment where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed.

To promote and develop a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure learning environment, where the pupils feel happy, teachers and staff feel fulfilled,motivated and supported.

To create an effective educational environment where our school community will thrive. This environment managed with fairness will allow each person in our care to develop personally, educationally, socially and spiritually.