School Philosophy

Scoil Náisiúnta na bhForbacha, is a Catholic Primary School run under the patronage of the Bishop of Galway.

Our school aims to give the children a sound religious and moral education within the established Catholic ethos of the school and to help them establish a faith in God which will grow and develop. The ethos of Scoil na bhForbacha can be seen in the everyday dealings all those who work in the school have with each other. It is manifested in the respect and consideration shown by teachers to pupils and vice versa. We are proud of the children who are part of our school and hope they go on to become fulfilled adults.

The School Ethos

Since the school is a bilingual school, it is expected that both parents and pupils are enthusiastic about education through the medium of Irish.

It is expected that pupils show respect and pride in the Irish language by using it constantly inside and outside the classroom.

We strive to engender a pride in the pupils for the language, culture, history and heritage of this Gaeltacht area.

We do our best to instil in the pupils a respect for people and property so that we live in a civilised and tolerant society. We also try to nurture personal virtues in the pupils, virtues such as courtesy, honesty, perseverance and conscientiousness amongst others.

The importance of providing equal opportunities for every child regardless of his ability, sex, age or linguistic background is emphasised.

High standards of discipline are maintained in the school which are reflected in the appearance and behaviour of the pupils. We believe that the most effective way of maintaining discipline is by fostering self-discipline and responsible attitude among the pupils.

There is a family atmosphere in the school with close co-operation between the staff, teachers, pupils and parents. An excellent Parents Association `Cáirde ‘exists and there is very good support for any event held by the school.

The school is a community school. The aim of the school is to ensure that every pupil achieves his/her true potential – academically, socially, and in personal development in a bilingual community.