History & Ethos - Marymount National School

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History & Ethos

About Us

Marymount  National School was founded in 1969 by the Sisters of Mercy under the patronage of the Bishop of Meath. The Mercy Charism continues to inspire the life of the school and community.

As a Roman Catholic school we aim to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil; intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual. The school promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our school is part of the local community and has strong links with Holy Family Parish. In Marymount we teach the Primary School curriculum including Religious Education. The essentials of the Christian faith are explored and children are encouraged to think for themselves and to develop a personal faith by which they may later live.

While Marymount has a Catholic ethos we give due recognition to children of other religious faiths and none. We welcome and value diversity. Inclusivity, tolerance and respect are core values in the school.

Our motto is “Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí”, which means “Praise the young and they will blossom”. Marymount is a school which aims to provide a caring, happy, well-ordered and secure learning environment where the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual needs of its pupils are identified and addressed.

We endeavour to enhance the self esteem of everyone in the school community and strive to help each individual to achieve their full potential. We aim to prepare our pupils for their place in a modern multi-cultural society by actively promoting equality and by celebrating the diversity within our school community.

We are all working together for a better society. We welcome all children to our school.

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