Irish will be the language of communication in the school between pupils, staff and board of management, and educational excellence will be provided in all subjects, including English. The immersion system is in place in schools under the patronage of an Foras Patrúnachta as it is recognized that this is the most effective way to acquire a language. There are many advantages of bilingual education and are described below. These include; higher self-confidence, increase in cognitive ability and superior ability in a second language (English in the case of medium schools). The bilingual immersion system is based on contemporaneous natural dual literacy development.
A bilingual education develops and extends creativity and sensitivity to student communication.
Bilingualism in children increases levels of self awareness, creating a deeper understanding of themselves. Students are immersed in to Irish culture, on both aformal and informal basis. As a result, this fosters in them a deeper understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism in today's society.
Research in Northern Ireland has shown that former pupils in Irish medium schools held very positive views of the educational and cultural experience they had gained in school. It was also suggested that they were more open to cultural diversity and tolerance was deeper on these cultures because of the enriching cultural experience they had gained.