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Our School Ethos, Vision, Aims

All About Our School

In outlining our school's Ethos, Aims  and Vision we are detailing the values, attitudes, aspirations, expectations, beliefs and formation processes held by those in the school, and the relationships that exist in it. The strength and value of a school to the children and the wider school community is totally dependent on the ethos of the school

School Ethos:

The ethos of St. Oliver Plunkett School is Christian and Catholic.  In keeping with this ethos we strive to create an atmosphere of love and respect for others with security and trust.  To this end the child is helped to develop moral qualities e.g. patience, perseverance, self discipline, fair play and consideration for others.  We endeavour to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual, nurturing all dimensions of life - spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical.

Our Vision:

"In our school we value the uniqueness and importance of every human being.  We recognise the rights of our children to equal access to all opportunities in our own school, our community and in society as a whole.  We will strive to have all our children realise their full potential in a happy caring environment.  We will endeavour to develop a sense of responsibility and adaptability for a changing world.  We will work towards cultivating a positive self-worth and respect for the importance of each individual and each community. We will promote a co-operative spirit and good, independent work habits."

Our Mission Statement:

"Helping all in our school community reach their full potential in a happy caring environment."

Our Motto:

"Bród asainn féin is as gach a ndéanaimid."
"Pride in ourselves and all we do"

Our Aims:

"The schools  will seek to promote the intellectual, physical, social, personaI, spiritual, moral and aesthetic development of all its pupils."

The aims of primary education can be expressed by three general aims:

 to enable the child to live a full life as a child and to realise his or her potential as a unique individua;
 to enable the child to develop as a social being through living and cooperating with others and so contribute to the good of society;
 to prepare the child for further education and lifelong learning.

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