Our Ethos & Vision

Scoil Bhríde N.S. is a co-educational, Catholic primary school. The aim of our school is to provide a caring, learning environment which facilitates the nurturing of each pupil’s full educational potential. The achievement of this aim informs all of the planning processes and activities which occur in our school.

Teachers and parents are partners in the children’s education, with co-operation and communication between home and school being vital ingredients in the educational process. We share the same aim – the well-being of the children in our care. This website has been produced with the express purpose of sharing information with parents concerning school policies, rules and routines.

Scoil Bhríde will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to teach the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible.
Scoil Bhríde will promote gender equality amongst teachers and pupils. Please inform the class teacher/Principal if you have any concerns about your child’s time in Scoil Bhríde. It is always better to discuss such issues early rather than letting them build up into a bigger problem.

An agreed vision for Scoil Bhride Rathdowney

Our vision for Scoil Bhride is a school where:

  • There is a happy caring and stimulating environment where children will recognise and achieve their fullest potential so that they can make their best contribution to society.

We will strive to do the following in order to achieve that vision:

  • All our actions are guided by the Christian ethos of the school
  • We will encourage positivity
  • The quality of teaching and learning will be to the highest standard
  • There is an openness to new ideas and methodologies
  • There is a commitment to a process of planning, monitoring and evaluating
  • There are facilities and equipment of the highest standards
  • Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the education of their children
  • There are strong relationships based on good communication and mutual respect.
  • We aspire to the highest standards in all we do.