Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street is a Catholic school and in accordance with our ethos, we work together to create a nurturing and Christian school community. Our school also welcomes and embraces children of all faiths and none. We operate under the Patronage of the Archdiocese of Dublin and we are the mainstream school of the historic parish of St. Andrew’s in Westland Row.
We promote our ethos through encouraging respect for self and for others. All members of our school community – children, families, staff and visitors alike – are encouraged to display tolerance, inclusiveness and care towards one and other at all times.
We want every one of our children to reach his or her full potential and we hope to instil a love of life-long learning in every child we are privileged to teach. We are also highly respectful of the role of every parent as the primary educator of the child. Meas orainn fein and grá don leinn.
Put simply, respect and best effort are at the core of how our school is run.
We work with each child to make sure that he or she is supported where necessary and to extend and challenged as well. With this differentiation, we aim to keep raising and maintaining standards in the three core subjects of Numeracy, Literacy and Irish while at the same time keeping all the other subjects of our curriculum alive and enjoyable.
For us, primary school is not purely about getting our children ready for secondary school. As well as learning the academic side of the curriculum and achieving results, we also want our children to develop all parts of themselves - socially, emotionally, physically, imaginatively, spiritually and morally. It’s also hugely important to us that every child is given the chance to develop strong thinking skills and the ability to understand the world around them.
Each child is different. They all have their own individual strengths, abilities, interests and personalities. In our school, we recognise, support and celebrate these differences and we work with each child with this in mind.
To ensure that all children are encouraged to always do their best in all ways, we promote and focus on positive behaviour throughout our school. We also celebrate and reward individual and group achievements at our End-of-Year Prize Giving. Respect, best effort, independent work, attendance, punctuality and uniform are some of the criteria by which we choose our award winners each year.
At the end of their time with us in Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street, we hope that each child leaves us with a sense of respect for self and for others, that they are independent, that they are motivated to always do their best and that they have developed the perseverance needed to face all challenges, big and small.