Our Lady of Lourdes NS Bunclody

Mission Statement and Ethos

Mission Statement and Ethos

Mission Statement

It is the Mission and purpose of Our Lady of Lourdes National School to provide an education which has at the centre of its organisation, activities and relationships; values that reflect the ideals of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

We aim 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.

We will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem and wellbeing of everyone in the school community, to offer a supportive environment where opportunities for development are encouraged and to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible.


Our Lady of Lourdes NS is a Catholic School under the Patronage of the Bishop of Ferns.

“Catholic Ethos” in the context of a Catholic primary school means the ethos and characteristic spirit of the Roman Catholic Church, which aims at promoting:

  • the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil, including the intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual aspects; and
  • a living relationship with God and with other people; and
  • a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; and
  • the formation of the pupils in the Catholic faith,

and which school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, and/or such ethos and/or characteristic spirit as may be determined or interpreted from time to time by the Irish Episcopal Conference.

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Dec 20
Half Day Christmas
Dec 21
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Hospital Hill, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, Ireland, Y21 R820
053 9377380
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