The Roman Catholic ethos of St. Mary’s encompasses collective attitudes, beliefs, core values, traditions, aspirations and goals. These are reflected in the actual practices which are carried out in the school on a daily, weekly and yearly basis.
St. Mary’s is a Catholic Primary School, which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy, and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.
While St. Mary’s is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions and cultures.
St. Mary’s will strive to promote both individually and collectively the professional and personal development of staff through development programmes so that the needs of pupils can be identified, nurtured and addressed.
St. Mary’s encourages the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through the Parents’ Association.
St. Mary’s strives to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community and will through its efforts model respect and courtesy.
St. Mary’s promotes equality of opportunity so far as is practicable.
- To enable the child, live a full life as a child
- To equip each boy to avail of further education that he may go on to live a full and useful life as an adult in society
- To enable each boy to know and value himself and to form objective recognised standards of judgement and behaviour by learning through experience to live and co-operate with other children and adults, and gradually become familiar with the complete nature of the society of which they are part
- The development in each child of the basic skills needed for communication, evaluation and conceptualisation of ideas. Among the most important are reading, writing, speaking and computational skills.
- The provision of opportunities for each boy to nurture interests and develop natural talent through varied school and supplementary activities
- The expansion of the spiritual growth of the child in co-operation with the family, especially by helping him to identify and cultivate Catholic ethical and moral values.
In St. Mary’s, every aspect of what we do is oriented towards achieving these goals. The curriculum, the learning and resource support, the class activities, the assemblies, the teaching and support staff and the additional after-school activities are all carefully planned and designed to meet the needs of our pupils.