In our woodwork department we try to create a safe learning environment which allows our students to develop their creativity and their practical skills in as enjoyable an environment as possible.


At Junior Cert’ level (Materials Technology Wood) students will learn all of the basic woodworking processes as well as the theory involved in Materials Technology. Students will complete a wide range of projects each with an individual element to allow for each student to be as creative as possible. This continues on in leaving cert as Construction Studies.


Key areas of study include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Wood – properties, defects, seasoning & preservation
  • Tools & Machines
  • Communication & Design
  • Working with wood – jointing, shaping
  • Assembly & finishing