Our Ethos

Our Lady's Abbey is a caring, loving Catholic school where all children, whatever their ability, race or creed are cherished for their uniqueness. Our school seeks to give equal opportunity to all children to reach their full potential – academically, spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally. We endeavour to achieve these goals in a climate of positive cooperation, supported by the entire school community of pupils, teachers, support staff, parents/ guardians, Board of Management and Parish.

The staff of Our Lady’s Abbey seeks actively, through word and action, to create a happy climate of physical, emotional, social and intellectual security for students, staff and parents/ guardians. In this way, teaching and learning can take place within the context of mutual valuing and respecting relationships. The teachers of Our Lady’s Abbey see education not just as providing students with knowledge and skills, but also as providing for the all round development of the individual.  We believe each child has a unique and special contribution to make. We believe every child matters.

We strive to develop independence in our students together with the ability to self evaluate, self motivate and internalise discipline. We want our students to be happy with themselves, others and their world. We want our pupils to enjoy school and we endeavour to achieve quality in all that we do.

These aspirations can only be achieved through the co-operation of students, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, Board of Management and Parish.