Results of Parents Questionnaire on Gaeilge

Summary of our responses to our Questionnaire for Parents on Gaeilge

Thanks to our 91 parents who responded to our survey. This information is very helpful for future planning for Gaeilge

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How do you rate the importance of Irish

45.1%41.8%

Very Important 38
Somewhat important 41
Not Important 12
Very Important 38 41.8%
Somewhat important 41 45.1%
Not Important 12 13.2%

Do you speak Gaeilge at home?

58.2%38.5%

Regularly 3
Sometimes 35
Never 53
Regularly 3 3.3%
Sometimes 35 38.5%
Never 53 58.2%

Do you feel confident helping your child with homework?

20.9%38.5%40.7%

Very Confident 19
Confident 37
Not confident at all 35
Very Confident 19 20.9%
Confident 37 40.7%
Not confident at all 35 38.5%

Do you or does anyone in your family watch TG4?

60.4%34.1%

Often 5
Sometimes 31
Never 55
Often 5 5.5%
Sometimes 31 34.1%
Never 55 60.4%

In learning Irish, do you hope that your child/children will:

28.6%26.4%38.5%

develop a positive attitude to Irish 35
learn Irish in order to succeed well in Irish in their examinations later on 24
be better language learners 26
None of the above 6
develop a positive attitude to Irish 35 38.5%
learn Irish in order to succeed well in Irish in their examinations later on 24 26.4%
be better language learners 26 28.6%
None of the above 6 6.6%

Does your child enjoy learning Irish at school?

22%14.3%20.9%42.9%

Loves learning Irish 20
Likes learning Irish 39
Is neutral about Irish 19
Dislikes learning Irish 13
Loves learning Irish 20 22%
Likes learning Irish 39 42.9%
Is neutral about Irish 19 20.9%
Dislikes learning Irish 13 14.3%

What areas of the Irish Curriculum does your child enjoy most?

30.8%38.5%

Oral Language 35
Reading 8
Writing 6
Spelling 3
Likes all areas of Irish 28
Dislikes all area of Irish 11
Oral Language 35 38.5%
Reading 8 8.8%
Writing 6 6.6%
Spelling 3 3.3%
Likes all areas of Irish 28 30.8%
Dislikes all area of Irish 11 12.1%

Is the Irish Curriculum pitched at an appropriate level for your child?

19.8%62.6%

It is not challenging enough 4
At right level 57
A little challenging 18
Very Challenging 12
It is not challenging enough 4 4.4%
At right level 57 62.6%
A little challenging 18 19.8%
Very Challenging 12 13.2%

Do you think the teaching of Irish is effective in our school?

23.1%39.6%27.5%

Very effective 25
Effective 36
Needs some attention 21
Not effective 9
Very effective 25 27.5%
Effective 36 39.6%
Needs some attention 21 23.1%
Not effective 9 9.9%

Have you any suggestions for improving the teaching of Irish in our school

I think that there should be less written irish and more spoken irish in primary school.
No suggestions.
Make it fun
Very happy with teaching
I would like to see the Irish language based around conversation and day to day activities. Also through drama and song as my child really enjoys both.
No suggestions
A “la gaeilge” once a month where irish is spoken throughout the school