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St. Josephs Primary School, Antrim

School Ethos

The Ethos of St Joseph's is best summed up by the words of one of our children that we have adopted as our motto- 'Faith, Friendship and Learning for Life.'

Our Mission statement is;

“This school aims to provide a happy, caring and supportive environment in which all children have the opportunity to develop their fullest potential in an atmosphere which maintains and develops the existing catholic ethos of the school.”

St Joseph’s Primary School will always be concerned with creating a caring, Christian community in which every member feels valued, supported and happy. As we seek to gain Rights Respecting School status, the UN Convention is at the heart of our ethos. Article 28 states we have the right to an education and all staff will strive to provide an ethos in which fairness, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness permeate all relationships within the school community.  Staff morale is high and high standards of respect, self-discipline, commitment and sensitivity is sought and everyone is encouraged to set and achieve the highest personal, academic and social goals.  The safety, welfare and development of everyone in our school community will be of paramount importance to all staff -teaching and non-teaching.