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Our Vision and Mission

Gleneely National School strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure learning environment, where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed. We strive to promote personal responsibility, leadership skills and teamwork while aiming for excellence within a Catholic, Christ-centred environment.


While Gleneely National School, is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also gives due recognition to children of all other religious beliefs and none.  


Living Faith 

  • We aim to model and transmit a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

  • Policies, practices and attitudes of the school are inspired by Gospel values. Christ as a source of these values, is a familiar and attractive reality for the school community.       

  • Prayer is a feature of the school day and the liturgical seasons are part of the rhythm of the school year. Children are given opportunities to participate in liturgical celebrations as part of the community.         

  • We recognise the dignity and value of each person made in the image and likeness of God. We promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person, including his/her relationship with God, with other people and the environment in accordance with the doctrine and tradition of the Catholic Church.  


Accepting Responsibility  


  • 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.          

  • We endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community,      

  • To imbue in the pupils respect for themselves, for other people and for property and to encourage the development of personal responsibility.        

  • We aim to prepare our pupils for their place in a modern society by actively promoting the spiritual and moral development of the children in the beliefs and the practices of the Catholic faith.      


Promoting Teamwork       


  • Gleneely National School is part of the Parish of Donaghmore in the Dioceses of Derry. We work closely with the local priest, who visits the school frequently, to prepare the children for the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.          

  • We aim to foster a sense of community between management, teachers, parents and pupils.        

  • Close contact is encouraged between the school and the home. Parents and teachers are encouraged to support one another and collaborate as partners in the education of the children.    


Achieving Excellence          


  • We aim to make the school a centre of excellence in which high standards are maintained and children learn in a safe and happy environment.         

  • The Staff is encouraged to develop their personal and professional talents through which they glorify God and serve the young people in whose education they play such a significant role.  


Inspiring Leadership         


  • We prepare and encourage children to participate in parish activities         

  • Our Code of Behaviour reflects Christian values promoted within the school, with an emphasis on forgiveness, reconciliation, new beginnings and hope. We celebrate integrity and fair choices.  

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