Catholic Ethos

Catholic Ethos

St. Mochta’s National School is a Roman Catholic school under the Patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin.

A Roman Catholic school (which is established in connection with the
doveMinister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.

What do pupils learn?
From the outset, the experience of a pupil in a Catholic school is characterised by respect for both faith and reason. So we teach children all aspects of the curriculum – languages, maths, music, science, art, sport. This is all part of what we do at school. In all of this, we want to cherish each person as Christ would do, and we seek to support parents in their task of nurturing their children toward fulfilment in life and of preparing them to take their place in the world according to the gifts they have been given.

What about children from other religious backgrounds?
Children from various backgrounds are welcomed into Catholic schools. The number varies from one place to another but respect for all religions and for people of no faith is an important part of the life of the school.
If your child is of another religion or no faith, please speak directly with your class teacher regarding participation in religion class.
For more information about Catholic schools, please visit www.catholicschools.ie