Ethos and Values
Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School (GVETNS) is a child-centered, co-educational, multi-denominational, democratically-run primary school under the patronage of Educate Together. As a National School we follow the curriculum guidelines of the Department of Education and Skills. We endeavour to work cooperatively with all members of the school community to provide a holistic education.
We are committed to delivering an excellent education to our pupils, which focuses on children’s learning. Griffeen Valley ETNS strives to be a learning community where children and adults appreciate the value of education and work towards becoming a community of life-long learners.
The uniqueness of each individual is celebrated and each member of the school community, child and adult, is treated with dignity and respect. Children are encouraged to develop attitudes which will enable them to become respectful, responsible, considerate, open-minded and imaginative members of society.
Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School aspires to create a happy, safe, inclusive and nurturing environment where each child is provided with the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential.
Our Core Values
Our core values as set out in the Educate Together Charter:
All children have equal access to the school and no one religion or worldview is given priority over another within the school
All children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and are provided with equal opportunities regardless of their gender or identity
We put children at the heart of policies and practices and involve them in decision-making where appropriate
We encourage active participation by parents and students in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of our teachers