Scoil Phádraig Naofa is under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin. It is a Roman Catholic school.
“Being a Catholic means … being united to others, it means helping one another, learning from the qualities of others and generously giving our own qualities; it means seeking to know one another, to understand one another and to esteem one another”
(Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.)
Being a Catholic means that we live the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like them to treat you. The school welcomes other Christians, people of other religions, and all people of good will. Gender Equality and Inclusiveness are both part of our school life.
In Scoil Phádraig Naofa we teach Alive O! , the Religious Education programme approved for Roman Catholic primary schools in Ireland, and working together with priest and parents we help to prepare children for the sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
In the summer of 2005 Pope Benedict XVI said “that it is important that young people discover the beauty of faith, that it is beautiful to have a direction, that it is beautiful to have God as a friend who can truly tell us the essential things of life”
Our school promotes a climate of respect, trust, caring, consideration and support for others . This is the characteristic spirit of our Roman Catholic school based on the Gospel values of “Treat others as you would like them to treat you”.
Scoil Phádraig Naofa recognises the importance of developing the full potential of the child. We seek to develop children both spiritually and morally and to foster in each child an ethical sense that will enable him or her to acquire values on which to base choices and form attitudes, that will serve them not only in their lives as children but later as adults.