St. Cronan's Boys' National School

Mission Statement and Ethos

These are the main points of our mission statement

  1. At St. Cronan's everyone gets opportunities to succeed.
  2. St. Cronan's is about learning and teaching. We wish our school to be a progressive and exciting centre of education, where learning how to learn is a participative, lifelong process, built on respecting and developing each individual's talents and potential.
  3. We all want our school community, pupils, parents, staff and management to live and work together as one team. We will be trustworthy and trusting of each other, each accountable for fulfilling our responsibilities to the highest standards of educational excellence.
  4. We wish our school to be characterised by happy, motivated pupils, an enthusiastic, professional staff and active and supportive management and parent bodies.
  5. Our school surroundings will reflect our aspirations. They will be bright, cheerful, stimulating and welcoming, a place worthy of the education experiences that occur here.
  6. Finally, we wish our school to be one that we can all be proud of and committed to, sure in the knowledge that our pupils leave St. Cronan's the finer for having been here.

Our Ethos

St. Cronan's B.N.S., under the Patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and established in connection with the Minister of Education, aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.

Our school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a Catholic school, we provide Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. We promote the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith in a manner that is welcoming to and inclusive of the presence of pupils committed to other religious traditions.

Our Christian ethos also permeates the school day through our actions, attitudes and practices:

  • We provide opportunities for prayer, the celebration of liturgy and the sacraments.
  • We strive to create a learning environment where every child is encouraged and enabled to develop to their full and unique potential as human beings.
  • We seek to form pupils who will unselfishly use their gifts for the common good and are committed to work for a more just and caring society.
  • We provide a welcoming and inclusive community that is respectful and tolerant of all religious traditions and beliefs.

St. Cronan's participates in Catholic Schools Week each year.
Aug 29
School Reopens
Oct 28
Mid-Term Break - School Closed
Nov 04
School Reopens
Dec 20
Christmas Holidays - Half Day @ 11.50am
Third and Fourth Classes plant a hazel sapling to celebrate National Tree Day 2023.
Vevay Crescent, Vevay Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 NW42 Roll No. 16872A
01 286 0440
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