Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, Tralee is a co-educational Catholic school in the heart of the town of Tralee, Co. Kerry. Just as our founder Catherine McAuley imagined and created a world in which education empowered and provided opportunities for all, we continue that vision of realising all that our students and our learning community can become.
At the heart of our mission is the belief that each and every member of our community is a valued and treasured child of God. We are committed to creating opportunities for our students. We hold the belief that we have a duty to dream big for each and every person within our learning community, and assist in every way possible in supporting families to realise their child’s fullest potential while they are enrolled with us.
- We are a vibrant, connected learning community that welcomes and embraces change. We create and innovate for the challenges that modern learning brings.
- We strive to bring our students on a journey of imagination, action and realisation in becoming all that they can aspire to become intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially.
- We are a community that creates space and opportunity for achievement, and empower our learners to take responsibility for their learning path and achievements.
- Our ethos provides for a happy, inclusive and diverse environment where students feel a strong sense of belonging and identity.
- Our school is an open, safe and caring school where first and foremost the dignity of each individual is held in our hearts and minds.
- We dream big for our students. We have high expectations for staff and students.
- We treasure our students, staff and the greater community. We create space for each person to recognise their unique qualities, the richness of their background stories and all they bring to our community as individuals.
- We are a school in which each person is respected and treated with dignity.
- We believe we have a duty to instil and nurture each student’s self-belief and accompany them on their journey to becoming independent, critical and active citizens of the world.
What does ethos look like in our school?
We strive to make our ethos a lived experience in our school. In our Mercy school, we live ethos through
- Our relationships with each other, how we mentor, guide, communicate
- Our decision making, reflecting the central belief of our vision upholding the dignity of each person within our school community.
- Implementing the Incredible Years and restorative practice when dealing with undesired behaviour, where the emphasis is on positive retracking and intervention.
- Our Liturgical calendar: creating and celebrating our faith in meaningful ways / services and displays; bringing spiritual reflection to our decision making processes and meetings.
- Our ‘Grow in Love’ Programme Implementation from Infants to Sixth Class
- Our visual environment: care of our in school and outside school environment, with special emphasis on Green School.
- Artwork and symbolism that resonates with our vision