• Ethos Statement 

    The ‘ethos’ of Kilmainhamwood National School encompasses collective attitudes, beliefs, core values, traditions, aspirations and goals. These are reflected in the actual practices which are carried out in the school on a daily, weekly and yearly basis. While it is impossible to outline all aspects of the school ‘ethos’, the following characteristics are experienced and promoted as essential elements in the establishment of a supportive and positive ‘ethos’. 

    • In Kilmainhamwood NS, where the ethos is that of a Catholic school, religious instruction, in accordance with the doctrine and tradition of the Catholic Church is part of the education given to children who belong to that Church
    • The pupils are prepared for the reception of the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, in accordance with arrangements in the diocese
    • Prayer is a feature of the school day
    • The school aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil, including his relationship with God, with other people and with the environment
    • The Principal and teaching staff aim at maintaining high professional standards and creating a safe and happy environment
    • A spirit of mutual respect is promoted within the school community. Pupils are drawn by example and teaching to appreciate and respect people of different religious affiliations and of different nationalities.
    • Close contact is maintained between school and home. Parents / guardians and teachers support one another and collaborate with one another in leading the children to the fullness of their potential at the different stages.
    • It is our wish that all visitors to the school would sense, upon entering the premises, the warmth, friendship and collegiality of the whole school community. 

    Ancillary staff in the school are highly esteemed and respected. It is recognised that their work makes a valued contribution to the process of education.


    Mission Statement  

    Kilmainhamwood National School is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed. 

    While Kilmanhamwood National School is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions. 

    Kilminhamwood National School will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes. 

    Kilmainhamwood National School will encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvement in the Kilmainhamwood National School Parents Association. 

    Kilmainhamwood National School will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible. 

    Kilmainhamwood National School will promote gender equity amongst the teachers and the pupils. 


    Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt.