The mission of Milford National School is to promote the fullest possible development of the child as a whole person.
To help achieve this ideal, Milford National School will provide a broad education in line with the curriculum Guidelines for Primary Schools allowing each child to reach the highest level of academic attainment consonant with his/her abilities and talents.
Milford National School recognises that the parents/guardians are the primary educators and that it is only through co-operation between the parents/guardians and the school that our ideal can be realised.
The aims of Milford National School are:
- To be a school of educational excellence providing a broad-based education for all pupils
- To promote the highest possible development of each child as an individual and as a member of society
- To provide the highest level of academic attainment and development of the child consonant with his/her ability
- To encourage sound moral values, attitudes and habits leading to the child’s spiritual fulfilment
- To engender a spirit of ecumenism and dialogue in the pupils leading to an understanding of religious traditions and cultures other than their own
- To endeavour to create in each child an awareness of his/her own dignity and the dignity of others through encouraging a respect for the rights and opinions of others irrespective of their race, social background, sex or religion
- To identify and cater for those children with special educational needs
- To create in the child an awareness of the need to show compassion and care for less fortunate members of the community and to help form a true Christian conscience
- To enable the child to see himself/herself as a member of his/her local community and to encourage him/her to participate fully in community activities
- To encourage in the children a respect for property both personal and communal, in the school and in the environment
- To encourage respect for the truth
- To develop self-discipline and to promote good interpersonal relationships at all levels
- To help the child towards a proper understanding of Irish culture, heritage and traditions
- To encourage in pupils an awareness of equality and a spirit of tolerance
- To prepare each pupil to avail of appropriate further education and to facilitate pupils and parents in making the transition from Primary to Post-Primary schooling.