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St John's National School, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

Mission Statement

St. John’s National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected, irrespective of gender, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, religion, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning or disability.  Pupils experience a sense of caring and belonging.  They are treated fairly and their spiritual, moral, and religious development is encouraged, as is their intellectual, social and academic development.

It is a community where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.  The justification of these qualities is based on the biblical teaching interpreted by the Church.

The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences.  The admissions policy of the school allows those of other faiths or none to become pupils.  St. John’s N.S. is a part of the local Church of Ireland community and has strong links with the parish.

The school nurtures freedom of thought and a personal relationship with God.  This is most evident in the teaching of Religious Education and in the prayer life of the school community.