Sandford Park’s classrooms are modern and well-equipped. Each room has a Smart Whiteboard, which allows the subject teacher to deliver creative and stimulating lessons. The majority of teachers are based in a single classroom, allowing them to make the room their own with subject-themed wall-work, creating an invigorating environment for the learner. With plenty of natural light, the classrooms of Sandford Park make, for the student, an excellent place in which to learn.
Science is taught in three laboratories in Sandford Park School. These labs are equipped with SMARTBoards and enjoy the benefit of broadband access, which enables the teachers of science to fully utilize information technology in the delivery of their lessons. The labs, though, are fully hands-on and well-equipped, allowing the students to immerse themselves in the world of science. These labs produce yearly entrants into the national Young Scientist and SciFest competitions, and can number many prize-winners amongst their ranks.
Sandford Park School possesses a modern IT lab, equipped with computers, printers and scanners. Classes are introduced here to the subject of information technology, and to modules in programming, coding and robotics. It is also used by subject teachers when they wish to immerse their classes in relevant internet based activities.
The music centre in Sandford Park School is easily one of the best in Ireland. Custom designed in a new building, it is sonically engineered to rigorous specifications and consists of a main teaching area surrounded by individual practice rooms. It is fully equipped with diverse instruments that both stimulate and enthuse our students musically, while also fostering an atmosphere that encourages academic excellence. The music teachers in Sandford feel privileged to have such a centre at their disposal.
Filled with light, the art room’s walls are covered with work done by the students of Sandford Park School. That alone would be a testimony to the talent developed there, were it not also for the quiet buzz of students applying themselves to clay model work, life-drawing or myriad other creative tasks in this room.
Lilburn Multi-Purpose Hall
Sandford Park’s Lilburn Hall is a fantastic resource for the whole school community. It does not merely allow badminton, basketball, volleyball and indoor football to be played in its spacious arena, but also for the school’s theatrical and musical events to benefit from its state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities. The hall will be central to many of our students’ most memorable moments.
The dining room is flooded with natural light. It has panoramic views of the school’s playing grounds. There could be no better location for the students to enjoy taking their hot, home-cooked lunches, drawn from a varied and stimulating menu. A salad bar is also freshly filled each day. Sandford Park’s catering staff take great pride in their wonderful new kitchen.
Staff Resource Centre
When the main house was recently renovated, a high-priority for the staff was the creation of a Staff Resource Centre. Now, the teachers in Sandford Park enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, incorporating computers, scanners, printers and photocopiers, in fact everything that is needed to facilitate the preparation and planning of their classes.