Classes at Polish School SEN are held on Saturdays from 9.00-16.00 (preschool and classes  0-3) and 9:15-16.15 (4th class onwards) in three buildings: St. Malachy’s NS, St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS and New Cross College. Polish School SEN offers effective and modern education for various age ranges:

  • early childhood education – preschool,  junior and senior infants, classes 0-3
  • classes 4-8 of primary school (4-6th class primary and 1st-2nd year Irish secondary school)
  • 1st and 2nd year of secondary school and Leaving Cert course (2 years) (3rd-6th year Irish secondary school)

timetable I subjects I extracurricular activities


Preschool, Junior and Senior Infants and 1st-3rd classes of primary school from 9.00 to 14.30 (core lessons), and then extracurricular activities until 16.00.

Classes 4-8 of primary school and secondary school classes from 9.15 to 14.45 (core lessons), followed by extracurricular activities until 16.15.

Subjects taught at our school:

Classes 0 – 3: Polish language with elements of knowledge about the culture, geography and history of Poland, maths and logic.

Classes 4 – 8 of primary school and 1st  year in secondary school (4th-6th primary and 1st year secondary equivalent): Polish language, history, geography, maths.

Classes 2-4 of secondary school (Leaving Cert course, 4th-6th year equivalent) Polish language and maths (optional).

Extracurricular activities on offer:

Classes 0 – 3 of primary school: art, athletics, football, logic and board games club.

Classes 4 – 8 of primary school and all secondary school classes: sports activities (volleyball, basketball, unihockey and football), board games club, art classes.

1. Attending Polish Saturday School is complementary to compulsory Irish education at the primary and secondary school level. 

2. Participation in the classes does not fulfil the compulsory education to which every child residing in Ireland is entitled. 

3. The original program implemented at the Polish School SEN is based on the Curriculum for Polish schools abroad and has been highly appreciated by experts from the Polish Ministry of National Education.

Activities during the school year

  • Trips (locally and abroad)
  • Carnival balls / plays / theatrical displays
  • Summer camps
  • Scientific, educational and sports olympiads
  • Participation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Sports Olympiad in Łomża, Poland
  • Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, annual charity event)
  • Christmas Eve and Easter celebrations
  • Wojtek the Bear board game tournament

Our textbooks with exercises published by SEN Publishing House:

Series – „I’m learning to read” – target group 4-5 years (primary school) 

Series – „I’m learning to read and write” – target group 5-6 years (primary school) 

Series – „I read and write” Level 1 – target group 6-7 years old (1st class – children starting education in the Polish Saturday School) 

Series – „I read and write” Level 2 – target group 6-7 years old (1st class – children continuing their education in the Polish Saturday School) 

Series – „I learn, play and explore the world” – target group 7-8 (2nd class) 

Series – „I’m learning, having fun and getting to know Poland” – target group 8-9 (3rd class)

A series of textbooks with exercises has been written for bilingual children who learn Polish as an inherited language. It is based on the assumption that the earlier you start learning Polish and learning to read, the sooner you will see results. The content and the amount of material to be implemented have been adapted to the needs and age of children. The material contained in the books is designed to awaken the interests and captivate the students, and is dedicated for Polish children. The textbooks contain original readings and poems. Children identify with the heroes of the textbooks. Books are personalised and designed to cover each child’s personal experiences, which results in more effective learning. Bearing in mind the fact that Polish children are bicultural, the textbooks present Poland as a distant, yet existent reality, with the aim of presenting it in the most attractive way, while at the same time relating it to the reality of the student’s country of residence. The books are also appreciated by parents, resonating with them in a particular way, conveying important information or explaining certain meaningful issues.