The "Ethos" of Scoíl Chaoímhín Naofa encompasses collective attitudes, beliefs, core values, traditions, aspirations and goals. these are reflected in the actual practices, which are carried out in the school on a daily, weekly and yearly basis. While it is impossible to outline all aspects of the school "ethos", the following characteristics are experienced and promoted as essential elements in the establishment of a supportive and positive "ethos".
In Scoíl Chaoímhín Naofa, where the ethos is that of a Christian Catholic School, religious instruction, in accordance with the doctrine and tradition of the Catholic Church is part of the education given children who belong to that church.
The pupils are prepared for the reception of the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy communion and Confirmation, in accordance with arrangements in the diocese.
Prayer is a feature of the school day.
The school aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil, including his/her relationship with God, with other people and the environment.
The Principal and teaching staff aim at maintaining high professional standards and creating a safe and happy environment.
A spirit of mutual respect is promoted within the school community. Pupils are drawn by example and teaching to appreciate and respect people of different religious affiliations and of different nationalities.
Close contact is maintained between school and home. Parents/guardians and teachers support one another and collaborate with one another in leading the children to the fullness of their potential at the different stages.
Ancillary staff in the school are highly esteemed and respected. It is recognised that eheir work makes a valued contribution to the process of education.
It is the vision of Scoíl Chaoímhín Naofa that all pupils reach their full educational potential. We aim to promote self-esteem and self-worth combined with a respect for the rights of others, developing tolerant and caring members of society.
Pupils are encouraged to develop their expressive and creative abilities. Primary education is seen as a partnership with pupils, parents, teachers and management working together with common objectives.