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School Ethos

Harold’s Cross Primary School is a Catholic School under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of its pupils i.e. their intellectual, physical, cultural, moral, social linguistic and spiritual attributes.

“The school provides education for pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of pupils in the Catholic Faith” [Catholic Primary School Manager’s Association Handbook].

In line with the school’s ethos, Harold’s Cross National School respects the diversity of cultures, traditions and languages, that co-exist in Irish society today and we welcome and value the contributions of those whose traditions differ from our own.


Mission Statement

The highest standards of behaviour, work and effort are expected from each of our pupils. In Harold’s Cross Primary School we want every child to be happy. Through guidance and support, we hope that each child will do his/her best, be fair and respectful to others, learn to make the right choices and strive to realise his/her potential in every area of his/her life – socially, morally, educationally, physically and spiritually.

We acknowledge that parents are the primary carers of their children and as partners in education, we need and encourage their involvement and support. As teachers of your child, we have a positive and open attitude and wish to nurture an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect and understanding. We recognise that each child is unique and it is our hope and vision to cherish, nurture and develop that uniqueness. We value your feedback and look forward to working with you.

Principal: Bernadette Kehoe
Deputy-Principal: Breeda Boland
Acting Deputy-Principal: Mark Glynn

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    May 30
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    May 30
  3. June Bank Holiday

    May 31 - June 4
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    June 6
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    June 7