In line with govenment strategy, in Faughart Community National School we aim to provide the highest quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering amd Maths) education experience for all our pupils that nurtures curiosity, inquiry, problem-solving, creativity, ethical behaviour, confidence, and persistence, along with the excitement of collaborative innovation.

STEM Policy  STEM Statement

STEM Information for Parents

We have been very busy exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in school (and at home). Check out our STEM Tweets.

The Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.

In Faughart Community National School this year we are currently working towards achieving a Plaque of STEM Excellence for deeper engagement with STEM, whole school involvement and external science engagement.

There are many steps that we have all have to complete to achieve this award. 


2021 Application for SFI Plaque of STEM

STEP 1 - Science Provide evidence of the learners engaging in science activities in the school, or online.

Living things


Energy and forces




Environmental awareness and care



STEP 2 - Technology Provide evidence for 2 or more examples of how the learners used technology as part of their school work. By technology we mean the use of Information Communications Technologies [ICT], coding, robotics or product design, by students using materials.


STEP 3 - Engineering Provide evidence for 2 or more examples of how the learners investigated engineering in class or in the local area. 


STEP 4 - Maths Provide evidence for 2 or more examples of how the learners have applied their maths knowledge and skills in practical ways.


STEP 5 (optional) - STEM Show and Tell Provide evidence for 1 or more example of how the learners have presented and explained their STEM work to others (beyond their own class) or examples of STEM at home by students.




2020 Application

Step 1 Science

Provide evidence of the children engaging in hands-on science investigations in school (indoors or outdoors). 


Space Week

Space Weeek 2018.2


Science Week



Step 2 Technology (ICT)

Maths Stations



Step 3 Engineering