Beaufort, Killarney
Co. Kerry, Ireland

Misssion Statement


Cullina National School is a national school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kerry, for the education of children from the parish of Tuogh.  The school is committed to the aims and principles of the revised (1999) primary school curriculum.  It celebrates the uniqueness of each child as expressed in each child’s personality, intelligence and potential for development.  The school seeks to nurture the child in all dimensions of his or her life – spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical.

Our curriculum aims to enable each child :

  • To live a full life as a child and to realise his or her potential as a unique individual;
  • To develop as a social being, through living and co-operating with others and so contribute to the good of society;
  • To prepare for further education and lifelong learning.

Cullina National School seeks to cherish and challenge children in a safe, secure and attractive learning environment.  We aim to provide quality learning experiences that are engaging, enriching and enjoyable through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

The school sees itself as an integral part of the parish and, in partnership with parents and the Church, seeks to nurture the Catholic faith through religious education, preparation for the Sacraments and through the ethos of the school.  This ethos is best exemplified through the quality of all relationships in the school, which are based on respect and dignity for each person – child, parent, teacher, principal, secretary, caretaker, classroom assistant, cleaner etc. and visitor to the school.

Cullina National School seeks to be a warm and welcoming place, respectful and accommodating of diversity in race, culture, religion, gender and ability.  We strive to provide an inclusive environment responsive to the needs of all including Travellers, refugees, foreign nationals or children with special needs.  We aim to promote equity in all areas and to provide extra support for any child with a learning disability, difficulty, or problem through our Resource Unit.

We value most highly our relationship with parents and the local community and seek to continue to work in partnership with parents to ensure the best interest of each child is provided for.

The school is a learning community.  We promote and value lifelong learning for all, including staff.  We urge you to work in partnership with us reinforcing for children the shared values of home and school.