Cliffoney National School is a co-educational Catholic primary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Elphin.
Our school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life of Jesus Christ. Our Catholic ethos represents the norms of behaviour which have emerged and continue to emerge gradually from the repeated interactions and relationships between people in the school community.
“Our school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our school provides religious education for our pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.”
We are proud to promote our Catholic ethos but we also give due recognition to pupils and their families of all (or no) faiths and beliefs. Cliffoney N.S. is a warm, welcoming and inclusive school.