ANNAGH NATIONAL SCHOOL
We the Board of Management and staff of Annagh N.S.
- See our school as existing to promote the balanced growth and development of each pupil.
- It is our wish that while giving a firm grounding in the basics in all subjects, we will strive to provide a wider range of other learning experiences, aimed at nurturing not only the academic, but also the spiritual aesthetic and physical faculties of each child.
- We acknowledge that our school is a Catholic school and therefore we strive to create a school community where Gospel values of hope, justice, fair play, compassion, love and reconciliation are fostered. We will work in full co-operation with the priests of the parish.
- We recognise that you the parents are the primary educators of your children. We the staff seek to collaborate with you in your child’s balanced growth and development.
- Annagh School is a community and the members of our community, we hope, will always try to accept and accommodate differences.
- Annagh School believes in the uniqueness and individual worth of every child.
- We believe all children are equal regardless of gender, ability, creed or social background.
- Annagh School is part of the wider community and welcomes links between the school and the community.
- It is our wish that each pupil leaves our school with a good self-image, good self-esteem and self-confidence and with the knowledge, skills and attitudes conducive to a happy and satisfactory life now and conducive to his/her growth and development in the future.
CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to have confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
We recall the words of Bishop W. Walsh at our Centenary Mass when he said:
No place is perfect, no person is perfect, no school is perfect, and so we recognise our frailty.