School Ethos & Mission Statement
St. Mogue’s National School seeks to provide an education to our pupils which is appropriate to their abilities and needs. We hope to promote the moral, spiritual, social and personal development of all pupils and provide health education for them in consultation with their parents, having regard to the characteristic spirit of the school. We will endeavour to promote equality of opportunity for both the male and female pupils and the staff of our school. As part of our ongoing recognition of our parents as partners in the school community we will ensure that they have access to records kept by our school which relate to the progress of their children.
The development of the Irish language and traditions assumes great importance to us as does the development of staff and anyone involved in management functions in the school. Great emphasis is placed on the quality and effectiveness of teaching in the school and the attainment levels and academic standards of pupils. We also seek to establish and maintain systems by which all of this can be assessed.
Finally we will endeavour at all times to meet the requirements of education policy and the provision of a curriculum as determined by the Minister and to comply with any regulations made by him/her.
St. Mogues N.S. is a parish school and is guided in all its work by the Catholic Ethos. While having due recognition for all other religions, we share with our community the responsibility for providing a rich, well-ordered, happy, challenging and secure learning environment for all the children in our care. The values of truth, justice and compassion are modelled, promoted and celebrated.
We see all children as equal regardless of sex, religion or background and therefore we will treat them equally.
As a community of learners, we recognize the diversity of learning styles, talents and needs amongst our pupils. We encourage their efforts and celebrate their success believing that this is the key to developing positive attitudes, self esteem and confidence in our students.
Great emphasis is placed on fostering mutual and self-respect, values, which underpin the happy and secure atmosphere in our school. We seek to instil in our pupils a pride in our own Irish culture and a respect for the richness of other cultures.
High standards and high expectations are promoted in our endeavours but, above all we seek to instil in our children a joy of learning, which they will carry with them throughout their lives and will enable them as responsible citizens to play a full and positive role in society.
Our school will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers. We defend the right of teachers to due respect for their professional status. Their personal safety or physical and emotional well-being should not be allowed to suffer at the hands of any disruptive children or parents who have a negative influence on our aim to provide a haven of learning and social growth.
Finally, we recognise the huge input that parents have as partners in the education process and we encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvement in the Parents' Association.