Ethos and Mission Statement


ST. KEVIN’S N.S. – Ethos and Mission Statement

St. Kevin’s National School is a Roman Catholic school (which was established in connection with the Minister.  “It aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.   The Patron of the school is the Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Denis Brennan.   The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.   The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic faith”.   Schedule of Roman Catholic Schools.

Children are prepared for the sacraments – Sacrament of Reconciliation, Sacrament of the Eucharist and Sacrament of Confirmation. Prayer is an integral part of the school day. While St. Kevin’s N.S. is a Catholic school, it also gives due recognition to all other religions. Parents/guardians who do not wish their children to participate in religious instruction, should notify the school of this fact.

The education and development of the children in St. Kevin’s N.S. is the focus of the Board of Management, and all decisions taken are in their interests and in the interest of the general school community. The Board recognises that parents/guardians are the primary educators of their children, and teachers are professionals in education. All parties work in partnership to benefit and support the children.

The Board of Management, through its policies and procedures, and the delivery of religious instruction aims to:

  • Provide a safe environment where children feel protected and cared for.
  • Encourage relationships and behaviour based on mutual respect where everyone in the school community treats each other with courtesy, kindness and consideration.
  • Create a warm, friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the school.
  • Encourage a sense of pride in, and belonging to, our school.
  • Develop good moral and ethical values in the pupils.
The School Motto, based on the Christian message is:

“Treat others as you would like to be treated”