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Gowran National School, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

Mission Statement


Scoil Mhuire, Gowran is a co-educational, Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Diocese of Ossory which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed

The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of its pupils, whether intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people, by providing them with a well ordered, caring, happy and secure school atmosphere.

We endeavor in our school to enhance the self-worth of all members of the school community, whether children, staff or parents, by encouraging involvement in all aspects of the school, and we try to cultivate in our pupils a sense of respect and responsibility for people and property.

We are an inclusive school with a Catholic ethos, and we welcome children and their families with other religious faiths and of no faith.

The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We provide religious instruction as outlined in the national primary curriculum for our pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.