St. Cronan's Boys' National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


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St. Cronan’s has worked for many years in partnership with the Froebel College of Education and other colleges. This has benefitted the school as many of our current staff members are past alumni of this college. We have also had their students conduct workshops for pupils in subject areas such Maths and Environmental Studies.

We have a long established link with Minnesota University USA and with UJCJ University in Spain, both of which have sent students to share their talents with our staff and pupils.

We welcome such diversity as the globalisation of education has messages for us in Ireland. We believe we have much to offer and in sharing and comparing methodologies we all become more capable professionally.
We welcome the setting up of a link from our school to the education department of UMD in Minnesota. We hope that our site will enable their students to develop some understanding of what similarities and differences exist between our respective school systems and curricula.

We are also linked to Weaver Lake Elementary School (formerly Edgewood Elementary) in Minnesota. Click on the picture below to visit their website, and learn about their teacher Mary Moran (who visited our school last year) who has just been given a big award.



Mr Dodd brought some 6th class pupils on a field trip to Wicklow. They took some photographs. We hope you will enjoy our slideshow from 'The Garden of Ireland'.


The song playing in the background is the County Wicklow song "Down By The Sally Gardens"
performed by the National Children's Choir including boys from St Cronan's School


In the distance you can see the Small and Big Sugar Loaf mountains. These are made from hard rock because it has been burnt down in the earth. The proper name for this is metamorphic rock. This hard rock is also in our school grounds. It is called quartzite.
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