Our Mission Statement

Our school mission statement is a positive and inclusive one.

Every child in our school will be encouraged and facilitated to reach their full potential as individuals, educationally, spiritually and emotionally, in all aspects of their life.

We also promote a multi-cultural ethos and a respect for difference. We cater for pupils of all faiths and none.

Our Ethos

Our school is a co-educational Catholic school under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Cloyne. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all pupils: cognitive, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God.

Our school ethos echoes our mission statement, recognising and reflecting the many aspects of education, nurturing all eight intelligences, while recognising the centrality of Our Lady and Jesus Christ.

We embrace the key characteristics of a Roman Catholic school:

  • We are called to be followers of Christ
  • We have a Catholic understanding of education
  • The school is a Christian community
  • The school is an agent of personal growth and social transformation
  • Religious education is an integral part of the life of the school.

Guided by our Lady with arms outstretched we welcome all to share in our dream of working and learning in a Catholic and all-encompassing environment, striving so that everyone may reach their true potential, building a strong foundation for future endeavour

The aims of Bunscoil Mhuire

The aims of Bunscoil Mhuire are in accordance with the Education Act 1998:

  • to foster an understanding and critical appreciation of the values- moral, spiritual, religious, social and cultural- which have been distinctive in shaping Irish society and which have been traditionally accorded respect in society.
  • to nurture a sense of personal identity, self-esteem and awareness of one’s particular abilities, aptitudes and limitations, combined with a respect for the rights and beliefs of others.
  • to promote quality and equality for all in the development of their full educational potential.
  • to develop intellectual skills combined with a spirit of inquiry and the capacity to analyse issues critically and constructively.
  • to develop expressive, creative and artistic abilities to the individual’s full capacity.
  • to foster a spirit of self-reliance innovation, initiative and imagination.
  • to promote physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • to provide students with the necessary education and training to support the country’s economic development and to enable them to make their particular contribution to society in an effective way.
  • to create tolerant, caring and politically aware members of society.
  • to ensure that Ireland’s young people acquire a keen awareness of their national and European heritage and identity, coupled with a global awareness and a respect for the environment.