Curriculum Links & Schools


The business project, which forms the core of the initiative, is cross curricular and incorporates the curriculum subjects listed below. Life Skills are an important component of the project based learning and pupils experience multi sensory real life situations. This empowers the children to help themselves by helping other children through innovation and initiative.

The children are given the autonomy to grow and develop strengths and work on weaknesses; the space to achieve which, in turn, releases creativity and ingenuity; the chance to develop socially by interaction with other pupils and adults, become more aware of social issues and problems facing young people locally and internationally; learn about different cultures, people and languages;become kinder and more caring and which will hopefully lead to a volunteer culture and their growth into more confident young people


The project relates to the following strands of the National Curriculum and is continually  evolving


ENGLISH - Oral Language, Reading and Writing

Strands     Receptiveness to Language, Competence and Confidence in Using Language, Developing Cognitive Abilities through Language, Emotional and Imaginative Development though Language.



Skills        Applying and Problem Solving, Communicating and Expressing, Integrating and Connecting, Reasoning, Implementing, Understanding and Recalling

Strands    Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Data, Measures

GAEILGE-  Labhairt, Leitheoireacht, Eisteacht, Scribhneoireacht

Na teamai    Me fein, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Bia, Siopadoireacht, Ocaidi Speisialta

Deanta i rang a se go mormhor.

SPHE- Social, Personal and Health Education 

Strands      Myself, Myself and Others, Myself and the Wider World

SESE - History

Strands      Myself and My Family, Story, Change and Continuity, Early People and Ancient Societies, Politics, Conflict and Society.

SESE - Geography

Strands      Human Environments, Natural Environments, Environmental Awareness and Care

SESE -  Science

Strands  Materials, Environmental Awareness and Care, Living Things


Strands   Athletics, Games,

Visual Arts  

Strands    Drawing, Paint and Colour, Fabric and Fibre.


Strands   Composing

Much of the Religious Education Programme for Primary Schools forms part of the project.  

We hope to create a link with other Irish schools involved in similar work and schools and children abroad who will be beneficiaries of the project. Watch this space.





News Flash

March Open Morning 13

Business World 2013


  1. Rockin' Ring Toss- a game of skill or chance.

            By:  Orlaith, Molly and Jeewon.

            Motto: "Roll on down to Rockin' Ring Toss"

           Sponsored by: Coldwell Bankers, Dundrum Dental,


       2. Cakelicious- a business of cakes.


            By:  Sarah, Lucy and Hannah.

            Motto: "Cakes are what our business makes"

            Sponsored by: The Corner Bakery, Supervalu, Talbot Street, Brambles, Dundrum.


        3. Sugar Shock- chocolate and drinks stall.


            By: Sarah, Eva and Rachael.

             Motto: "Feel the Fizz"

            Sponsored by: Supervalu, Killester, Mortons, Aunty Nellies's Sweets,


         4. Dip, Dip, Lucky Dip- lucky dip game of chance.


              By: Georgia, Kate and Alannah.

              Motto: "Close your eyes and pick a prize".

              Sponsored by: Hamleys, Smyths, Woodies DIY, Howards, McElearneys, Easons, Nimble Fingers,

              Art & Hobby, Home Focus, Build a Bear, Trimbles,


         5. Pitch n' Putt


              By: Zara, Tanya and Anna-Mei.

              Motto: "You're gonna want another go".

              Sponsored by: Chadha Oriental Foods, Securispeed Limited, Workspace Interiors,

              Cyclone Couriers and BJJU Deve Components.


          6. Glitz n' Glam


         By: Haille, Abby and Rachel.

         Motto: "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend".

             Sponsored by: 4FM, Nova, River Medical, Stickcons and Sunshine FM.


           7. Ice Cream

         By: Grace, Sunny and Sophia.

             Motto: Icicle Ice Cream; the nicest treat in town".

             Sponsored by: Smith & Williamson and Tesco.


            8. Pizza n' Prizes


         By: Niesha, Anna and Caoimhe.

         Motto: Pizza n' Prizes; we've got a range of prizes".

             Sponsored by: Macari 66.




A big well done and thanks to everyone who has taken part in the business project over the years.