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Ethos

The school endeavors to promote the moral, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social development of all the pupils in its care.

This school is an urban school, meeting the needs of the Church of Ireland and related Protestant communities within the Parishes of Kells and Donaghpatrick. It is a three teacher school.

The school endeavors to promote the moral, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social development of all the pupils in its care. The school seeks to uphold and express the doctrines, moral teachings, traditions, practices and customs of the Church of Ireland. This distinctive spiritual and moral dimension permeates the core values and daily life of the school. The Patron of the school is The Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare.


It is made clear to pupils that when they report incidents of bullying they are not telling tales but are behaving responsibly. It is important to counteract a culture which may associate “telling” with “informing”. Encouraging a child to hit back is a mistake because it does not address the reasons for the bullying behaviour and it could also result in a child being seriously hurt if the bully is more adept at fighting.


The school reflects the ethos of the Church of Ireland and values of honesty, charity, kindness, patience and personal responsibilities are encouraged. Equally it encourages and practices respect for the traditions and teachings of other churches and spiritual communities. The teaching of Religious Education in the school does not involve religious formation or specifically confessional teaching as this is a matter for each family and their church.

The constitutional right of parents to withdraw their child from Religious Education is acknowledged. Due to accommodation constraints and the limited availability of staff, a child who is withdrawn from R.E. may have to remain in the classroom for the duration of the lesson.

Our Vision Statement

This school endeavors to promote the moral, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social development of its pupils.

The values of honesty, charity, kindness, patience and personal responsibility are encouraged.

Kells Parochial National School
Navan Road, Kells, Meath, Ireland
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