1. What is different about a Catholic school?
Our religious faith is central to our lives and influences the way that we see things. We believe that the life of Christ is really important, that each person is made in the image of God and that we form part of a parish community called the Church.
We pray every day. We learn about the Bible, the Church, Mass and the Sacraments, and the teachings of the Church. We introduce pupils to the Christian values that we hope will inform the way they will live as children, adolescents and mature adults.
2. Are there Catholic schools in other countries apart from Ireland?
Yes, there are Catholic schools in almost every country in the world. In many nations as in our own, they form a central part of the education system, while in almost all democratic societies they are funded by the State.
3. Will there be Catholic schools in Ireland in the future?
Yes, there will. It is part of the role of the Church to teach, and as long as there are parents who want such schools, they will be provided. Given the popularity of such schools throughout the world, there is every reason to believe that Irish parents will continue to value and demand this type of schooling for their children.