St Ciarán's NS, Castlejordan

Ethos and Religion

A Catholic school is a school that provides an education based on a living faith together tradition. Together, the Board, the principal and the staff, working with the Patron, the parents and the local parish, model a living Human-Religious-Christian educational tradition, to nurture the faith of Catholic pupils in a manner that is welcoming to and inclusive of the presence in that Catholic school, of pupils committed to other religious traditions.

Who is it for?

The Catholic school is primarily for those who value an education for their child in a faith school with a Catholic educational tradition.

The Catholic School

  • Offers a distinctive vision of life, and corresponding philosophy of education; based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Strives to create a learning environment where every child is encouraged and enabled to develop to their full and unique potential as human beings, made in the image and likeness of God.
  • Seeks to form pupils who will unselfishly use their gifts for the common good and are committed to work for a more just and caring society.
  • Is a welcoming and inclusive community that is respectful and tolerant of all religious traditions and beliefs.
  • Works in partnership with parents and the parish community to keep the light of faith received at baptism burning brightly.
  • Provides opportunities for prayer, the celebration of liturgy and the sacraments
  • Reflections on Ethos for the Teaching Staff and the Board of Management

“Fan into a flame the gift of God that you possess. You have been trusted to look after something precious, guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in you.” (Letter of St. Paul to Timothy)


Father Martin Halpin

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There was no MARGerINe for error as the children in Infants CHURNed out a big SPREAD!
Thanks to Isabella who designed this wonderful Board game in her own free time. The class had a great time learning to play MISSION: MOUNT EVEREST
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