Principal: Mr. T. Foley Vice Principal: Mrs. M. Loughnane
Our aim is to create a caring community of learning where each individual is valued as a unique human being.
Your school, St. Brendanís, responds to the broad range of abilities and aptitudes, from the most highly motivated and talented students to the students whose gifts are different and whose needs may be acute. St. Brendanís responds to the broad range of intelligence types and human potential, which have been identified by researchers in Educational Psychology. Beyond literary and mathematical talents there are the visual, spiritual, physical, inter-personal, musical and aesthetic capabilities, which are often undernourished and underdeveloped.
St. Brendanís has a powerful tradition of curriculum development and student care. New programmes designed to meet the needs of a society of change have been piloted and provided here for many years. These programmes are now being embraced by schools nation-wide. Student Care Systems, Codes of Discipline, Management Structures and Parent Partnerships are all only now being adopted by other schools. These have long been at the heart of our school.
This tradition of originality and achievement is of course attributable to the dedication, skills and commitment of our staff in their curricular and extra curricular work on behalf of our students.
St. Brendanís is fortunate also in its excellent Parents Council, which continues to play a central role in the development of physical amenities and of parent and community education.
By working closely with parents it is our firmly held belief that we are creating a learning environment in which our sons and daughters can be happy, safe and secure. This is the context in which they can grow in confidence to achieve all that they are capable of.
St Brendan's Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly.