Scoil Phádraig Naofa celebrates the uniqueness of each child in our school, as it is expressed in each pupil’s personality, intelligence and potential for development. Our school strives to nurture each child in all dimensions of his or her life — spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical. By celebrating children being children, and enriching the child’s life we see foundations being laid for happiness and fulfilment in later education and in adult life.

We acknowledge that children are deeply affected by their relationships in the home, with each other, and with other people in society. We seek to balance individual and social development, and help the child to work co-operatively with others. We try to enable our children to meet, with self-confidence and assurance, the demands of life both now and in the future.

We are concerned with developing the full potential of each of our pupils: spiritual, moral, emotional, physical. Interpersonal skills and skills in communicating are essential for personal, social and educational fulfilment. Our school aims to instil a love of learning that will remain with the child through life and that will express itself in an enquiring mind and a heightened curiosity.

Our school motto is Respect

The quality of the relationship between the teacher and the child is of paramount importance in the learning process in Scoil Phádraig Naofa. A relationship of trust and respect creates an environment in which the child is happier in school and more motivated to learn.

The school strives to create and maintain a school environment, which is supportive of learning, by fostering a climate of welcome, discipline, care and learning. This learning environment is based on the principles of fairness and co-operation.