Jonah Special School caters for students with Autism and Complex Needs. The school was originally set up in 2002 by a group of parents who felt their children deserved intensive individualised instruction to enable each student to reach their full potential. The school was funded as a ‘pilot’ project for a number of years and recently received full recognition from the Department of Education. The twelve students in Jonah Special School currently have access to a ratio of two teachers and seven SNA’s to twelve students.
The students range in age from 4 to 18 and Jonah Special School aims to educate its students up to the end of second level education.
The school underwent a WSE process in 2016 and received a glowing report which is publicly available on the department website. The school also received secondary top status in 2015 allowing us to employ a qualified secondary school teacher for our senior students. This has ensured that age appropriate and meaningful targets are in place for all age ranges in the school. The Department of Education and Skills have recently refurbished our existing school building to a much higher standard.
Over the years the school has benefited from a number of charity donations. We like to particularly acknowledge the Sister Cities Golf Tournament, AIB Bank, Tom Murphy car sales, Festive Fillies & Mulligans Pharmacy.