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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

MISSION STATEMENT: In our school we care deeply about the children who have been
entrusted to us by their parents. We have high expectations for each and every child. Every
child is encouraged to fully realise his/her potential – educationally, emotionally, spiritually
and physically. We strive to foster independence, self-confidence, resilience and we
encourage the children to be honest, hard-working and to do his/her best at all times. In
keeping with our Catholic ethos we foster their spiritual development through a growing
knowledge and love of God. We respect others and we care for those around us. We
promote equality and we celebrate diversity, endeavoring to create a sense of inclusion
and community where we honour, respect and value that diversity, while upholding the
integrity and Catholic ethos of the school. Our school is a positive and happy environment
where the children in our care feel safe, cared for and respected.
We acknowledge that parents are the primary carers of their children and as our partners in
education, we need and encourage your 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

Principal: Mr. Mark Glynn
Acting Deputy Principal: Ms. Michelle Moriarty