Mission Statement

Scoil Maelruain Senior is a co-educational Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin. Scoil Maelruain is a school with a Catholic ethos. It also welcomes children of other religions and nationalities and respects their beliefs and cultures.

Scoil Maelruain strives to provide a well ordered , caring, happy and secure environment which develops and nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, academic, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the individual pupils. This will happen in an atmosphere of mutual respect where all members of the school community will work in a spirit of encouragement and co-operation while recognising and celebrating diversity.

Scoil Maelruain endeavours to enhance the self esteem of everyone in the school community by promoting respect for one another; respect for the right to learn; respect for property; respect and care for the environment and a sense of responsibility for the local community and the community at large.

Scoil Maelruain promotes and develops a well ordered, disciplined, learning environment where the pupils feel happy and safe and where the teachers and staff feel fulfilled, motivated and supported. The school will pursue academic excellence through an integrated balanced and stimulating curriculum. The school will encourage all pupils to attain their full potential.

Scoil Maelruain strives to promote both individually and collectively the professional and personal development of teachers. The staff of the school aspires to be co-operative, approachable, tolerant, motivated, caring, resourceful and committed to supporting and nurturing the pupils in their learning and care.

Scoil Maelruain encourages the involvement of parents through home/school contacts; through their involvement in the Parents’ Association and by their active involvement and support for various school activities and by valuing and respecting parents’ opinions.

The Board of Management of Scoil Maelruain Senior is both supportive and well informed of the work of the school. It appreciates the needs of the staff and partners and encourages the personal and professional development of all employees of the school.

Scoil Maelruain actively promotes gender and racial equity amongst the teachers and pupils and all employees of the school.

Our “Mission Statement” replaced an older statement of “Aims of our School” and was drawn up initially in collaboration with the teachers of the school. It was then presented to a committee consisting of Aileen O’ Toole, Chairperson, Parents’ Association; Martina Comerford, Parents’ Association member; Maura Roberts, Teachers’ Representative on the Board of Management; Pádraic Corcoran, teacher and Tomás Ó Reachtabhra, Principal.

It was circulated to all Board of Management members a week in advance of a meeting, where it was fully approved.