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Whitechurch National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected – irrespective of gender, social or ethnic background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning. 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.


Whitechurch National School 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 Biblical teaching interpreted by the Church.


Whitechurch National School is a part of the local church community and has strong links with the Parish. This, for example, is shown by the fact that the pupils attend and take part in services in the local church and the Rector visits the school on a regular basis.


The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences. 

The admission policy of the school allows those of other faiths or none to become pupils.


Whitechurch National School is a school where the traditions and teachings of the Church of Ireland inform the position taken in regard to moral issues which arise in the teaching of secular subjects.


Whitechurch National School nurtures the 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.

Whitechurch N.S. Ethos

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