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St. Brendan's National School, Cartron Point, Sligo

Mission Statement

Mission Statement.

St. Brendan’s N.S. believes that through quality education:

  • We provide for the academic, spiritual, moral and social development of all our pupils.
  • We celebrate success.
  • We value honesty.
  • We respect the individual.
  • We promote physical and mental well being.
  • We recognise the wide range of pupils learning capacities, needs, cultural and religious backgrounds and interests.
  • Our mission also reflects the values and needs of our multicultural community.

St. Brendan's N.S Beliefs

  • We believe that all pupils and staff should be cherished equally.
  • We believe that all pupils can learn.
  • We believe that high standards of performance are expected of all pupils and staff.
  • We believe that teaching and learning should reflect the best and the most current research on teaching theories and methods and pupil development.
  • We believe that our school sets the conditions for the learning process and the success of our pupils.
  • We believe that the school, the parents and the community are partners in the work of educating our pupils.
  • We believe that all learning should be meaningful to the pupil, should require high levels of thinking and should reflect real life work and situations.
  • We believe success influences esteem and motivation and praise of pupils and staff should be encouraged at all times.

School Crest

Our school crest depicts the boat used by St. Brendan to cross the Atlantic ocean and sail to America long before Christopher Columbus is thought to have done so. In the background you can see the magical and mythological Knocknarea. Our school is uniquely situated overlooking some of Sligo’s most beautiful scenery with Sligo Bay stretching out before us and the majestic Benbulben mountain overlooking our playgrounds. We are proud of our environment and heritage and this is reflected throughout the curriculum and the ethos of the school.


“An Ród Seo Romhainn”

School Motto:

Our school Motto “An Ród seo Romhainn” means “this road before us“. It suggests a focus on progress and forward thinking as children embark on their educational journey with us. It is our wish that we inspire our children to follow that road to a lifelong interest in learning. It is up to us all, teachers, parents, families and friends, to work together to achieve this goal, in a successful and fulfilling way for all our pupils starting school in St. Brendan’s. We promote an inclusive, just, fair and non-discriminatory community environment for staff and pupils. We uphold the values of equality, respect for diversity and care for the natural environment.