K.C.O.I.N.S. encourages the values of empathy, open communication and a positive and professional atmosphere amongst its children, parents, staff, parish and wider community. It is through mutual trust, respect, inclusion and support that we achieve our goal of a child- centred, holistic approach to teaching and learning where each child is supported in developing their full potential. Mutual respect is cultivated within the whole school community where all members are positively supported to work towards self-actualisation. (Reviewed 2021/22)
Kilternan Church of Ireland National School is a co-educational, primary school, under Church of Ireland management, with the Archbishop of Dublin as Patron. As such, the school values and respects all children, regardless of social background, religious denomination, gender, educational achievement or physical characteristics. Its adult population be they staff, parents or visitors are met with similar inclusivity and equality, meeting the nine grounds as listed in the Equal Status Act of 2000 namely gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, being a member of the Traveller Community.
It is a community comprising pupils, parents, staff and Board of Management where Christian values, such as honesty, justice, respect and care responsibilities are nurtured. Participation in all aspects of school life is encouraged, including attendance at Kilternan Parish Church on special occasions.
The school’s Board of Management adheres to the Department of Education and Science Guidelines and the Department’s revised curriculum is followed. The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of understanding and respect for religious differences and family circumstances.
Just as the Primary School Curriculm celebrates the uniqueness of the child, so too does Kilternan Church of Ireland National School. Our school ethos and mission statement forms the back bone of any decision made in the school and directs us in our planning and in the day-to-day running of the school.