Some work has been undertaken to formalize the lived vision for all Catholic education community. You may find the enclosed documents helpful.
THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Catholic Education -The Vision
TEACHERS’ INSET ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION Ppt.
vision08 Bishops Conference pastoral letter
Catholic Schools FAQs – Ethos
Maeve Mahon gives an insight into what is different about a Catholic school in regard to the characteristic spirit or ethos of the school. Check out this link to her video :
Guidelines for the inclusion of students from other faiths in Catholic Schools.
These guidelines offer suggestions to Catholic secondary schools as to how to welcome and facilitate students of different faiths and no faith, while remaining true to the characteristic spirit of the school. The guidelines seek to address some of the challenges faced by Catholic schools in a 21st Century diverse Ireland and to encourage schools to be truly Catholic in its approach to hospitability and inclusiveness of all faiths and none in their schools. These guidelines can be downloaded in pdf below.
Guidelines for Students of Other Faiths Manual
Catholic Schools Week is an important way of reminding ourselves of our special ethos. We have attached this year’s address by Bishop McKeown as a resource for thought and discussion.
CSW 2011 ADDRESS BY BISHOP DONAL Mc KEOWN
Cardinal’s Letter to Principals, Heads of Rel Ed and Boards of Gov/management 2010