School Ethos

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Canovee National School is a co-educational Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross.  Together with the Board of Management, the parents and the parish community, we provide Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.  We have adopted the ‘Grow in Love’ programme, the recommended approach to religious education for the reception of the sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  We promote the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith in a manner that is welcoming to and inclusive of the presence of pupils committed to other religious traditions.

Our Christian ethos also permeates the school day through our actions, attitudes and practices:

  • We provide opportunities for prayer, the celebration of liturgy and the sacraments.
  • We strive to create a learning environment where every child is encouraged and enabled to develop to their full and unique potential as human beings.
  • We seek to form pupils who will unselfishly use their gifts for the common good and are committed to work for a more just and caring society.
  • We provide a welcoming and inclusive community that is respectful and tolerant of all religious traditions and beliefs