St. Kevin’s National School is a Roman Catholic school (which was established in connection with
the Minister. “Itaims
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
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.
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: