Educational Philosophy
To create an environment where all children will develop intellectually, socially, physically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically to their full potential.

Aims and vision statement
Aims

  • To ensure a sound Christian formation based on Gospel values
  • To enable every pupil to realise their full potential
  • To help every pupil develop strong self esteem
  • To encourage in each pupil a love of and understanding for all that is Irish
  • To enable our pupils to be responsible, to make decisions while taking account of others and to develop self-discipline
  • To encourage the uniqueness of each child and help them develop worthwhile relationships with others
  • To pay particular attention the weak and poor within our school
  • To have good partnership with our parent body and with the wider community
  • To meet the present and anticipated needs of our pupils

Vision statement

  • Following in the footsteps of our founder, Nano Nagle, and continuing the charism of the Presentation Sisters – we the staff of Presentation Primary School Midleton commit ourselves to the following in order to secure the implementation of our aims.
  • We will commit ourselves to the underprivileged
  • We will work to sustain responsible educational success as a primary school
  • Our work environment will be safe and characterised by fair treatment, team work, personal accountability and opportunity for growth and development for all
  • We will strive to have a school of which our students, parents and teachers are proud, and where all have an opportunity to contribute, learn and grow. We want all to feel respected, safe, fairly treated, listened to and involved
  • We will keep our school updated and as a staff are willing to introduce and innovations as seen necessary by the Board of Management, Department of Education and/ or the parent body
  • We see the need of co-operative planning, preparation, dissemination and review
  • We commit ourselves to teaching the Irish language and its culture.

Religious Ethos
While St Brigid’s is a Roman Catholic school, we welcome pupils from different religious backgrounds.

As a Roman Catholic school we aim to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.

As a Catholic School, Religion is central to our curriculum. We share this task with the parents, Clergy and the wider community. Children are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation, The Eucharist and Confirmation. Children are given many opportunities to participate in prayer services over the year. Each year the sixth class girls have a day’s retreat in preparation for Confirmation. Prayer services are held to mark the important Liturgical feasts, such as Holy Rosary, All Saints, Presentation of our Lady, Christmas, La le Bride, La le Padraig, Easter and End of year.