Clonenagh NS is a co-educational primary school with a Church of Ireland ethos under
the patronage of The Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory. “Church of Ireland/Anglican”
ethos in the context of a Church of Ireland primary school means
the ethos and characteristic spirit of the Anglican Christian tradition. This seeks to nurture and
encourage the formation of the intellectual, academic, sporting, social and religious abilities of
each child within the framework of the community of faith. A Church of Ireland ethos
encourages intellectual diversity of thought and encourages the individual to seek to understand
themselves, the world around them and the connection between the world and the Divine. This
understanding of school ethos promotes pluralism in thought and living, in the context of a
Christian school community. Drawing on its Anglican tradition, the Church of Ireland School
encourages home/family involvement, highlighting the importance of the family/home in the
social and emotional development of the child, and more broadly, the community of the school
and church.
In accordance with S.15 (2) (b) of the Education Act, 1998 the Board of Management of
Clonenagh NS shall uphold, and be accountable to the patron for so upholding, the
characteristic spirit of the school as determined by the cultural, educational, moral, religious,
social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions which inform and are characteristic of the
objectives and conduct of the school