Grammar School, Donaghmore
Educating For the Future Since 1922
Vision, Mission Statement & Core Values
Guided by faith. Creating leaders. Shaping the future.
St Joseph’s Grammar School/ Scoil Iósaef is a progressive community inspired and guided by the example of Jesus Christ. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels safe, valued and cherished for who they are. We dedicate ourselves to inculcating a love of lifelong learning which is underpinned by Catholic values, high expectations and aspiration. We are committed to instilling within our students integrity, compassion and social responsibility, empowering them to act in the service of others.
Our Core Values
The core values of St Joseph’s Grammar School/Scoil Iósaef are grounded in the mission of our founding order of Sisters, the Daughters of the Cross. These core values are the cornerstone of everything we do and they should be reflected in all aspects of daily life. We believe that, being shaped by these core values, our students leave school ready to live out the mission of the Sisters, to be a light of faith to others and to witness the truth of Christ through service and practical outreach.
Faith reminds us that each person in our community is on their own faith journey and at their own individual stage. We seek to ensure that everyone is provided with opportunities to explore their faith and the faith of others in a culture of respect and acceptance.
Service reminds us of the Gospel command to love God and to love one’s neighbour as oneself. We aim to honour Jesus by loving and serving Him, helping the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.
Community reminds us that we are a family of God. Our Catholic school is inclusive and welcoming of everyone without distinction of any kind.
Kindness reminds us that the mantra of the Sisters, “Be kind, be kind, be kind”, should guide all we think, all we say and all we do. We must work together to ensure that all members of our community are treated with dignity, equality, and respect.
Aspiration reminds us that we have high expectations of everyone in our community and encourage our students to aspire to be the best they can be. We nurture the holistic growth of all and celebrate achievement in its many facets.
God is our constant source of hope. Everyone faces challenging and difficult times but we must remember that there is always an ear to listen and a hand to help no matter how difficult a situation may seem.
Integrity reminds us that we must always be truthful and take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. We are called to be honest, consistent and uncompromising when it comes to doing the right thing.