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The primary section at ESH began with 30 pupils in 2008 and has now grown to encompass 120 students in seven classes across the three language sections. As a relatively young school, we benefit from a newly renovated learning environment, including Interactive White Boards, iPads, Apple TVs, document cameras, laptops, tablets, ICT rooms and more.

Our teachers come from around the world. Together they bring a variety of ideas and pedagogical knowledge which adds to the cultural diversity of our school. This allows us to keep the curriculum and learning environment in line with international best practice.

We follow the curriculum of the European Schools, focusing more on the core subjects, language of the section and mathematics, which are delivered by the class teacher. The class teacher is also responsible for Discovery of the World, which is comprised of aspects of science, history, geography and technology. Specialised subject teachers teach physical education, music, art and the student’s second language choice (either English, French or German- Language 2 (L2)). 

The multicultural nature of the school is one of our most prized assets. Collaboration across language sections and both the nursery and secondary school occurs both formally and informally as opportunities are built into the curriculum and planned for year on year. Because of our location, we have easy access to the numerous museums, parks and other places of educational and recreational value in the metropolitan area. Our burgeoning reputation and links with local, national and international schools and organisations have allowed us the privilege of participating in projects (such as Comenius) and events which have greatly enhanced the educational, cultural and social experience that we can provide. 

The service that we can provide for our pupils does not finish at the end of the school day; there are numerous clubs and activities held on-site by our team of dedicated after-school activities supervisors. With activities spanning 14.30 to 17.30, an activity can be found to suit a range of interests and abilities. More information about after-school activities can be found here

 
lesson= 30 min.
 
lesson= 45 min.
Primary
Year
1
2
 
3
4
5
Language of the section (L1)
16
16
 
9
9
9
Mathematics
8
8
 
7
7
7
Second language (L2)
5
5
 
5
5
5
Discovery of the world
3
3
 
4
4
4
Art, music, physical education
10
10
 
4
4
4
Religious education
2
2
 
2
2
2
European hours
 
 
 
2
2
2
Recreation
6
6
 
3
3
3
weekly/30 min
50
50
weekly/45min
36
36
36
FI/SV/Irish/MT as a 2nd lang.
 
 
 
3
3
3