Vision - Mission - Ethos

Our Ethos 

All ETB schools are State, Co-Educational, and Multi-Denominational. ETB ethos is underpinned by the core values of Excellence in Education, Care, Respect, Equality and Community.  

What is ethos?  

Ethos is how we live, work, and relate to each other in our school community. While it encompasses the curriculum and how it is taught, ethos relates to our shared core values, to the hidden curriculum, to decision making processes and to the relationships that underpin the daily life of our school culture.  

Our school expresses our uniqueness through our mission and vision statements.  

Professional Development on implementing ETB Ethos 

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is committed to implementing Education and Training Board Ireland’s (ETBI) ethos framework across its schools and colleges.  

A Professional Learning Network for Ethos has been established by our patron – Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. A member of our teaching staff attends this group. They meet regularly with the LCETB’s Ethos Coordinator to share best practice.  

The initial focus of our Ethos Coordinator is on raising awareness and understanding of ETB ethos with all members of the school community. ETBI has consulted widely across the sector and produced a Framework for Ethos. This document outlines ETB ethos and specifies the standards that all ETB schools should strive for.  

‘We are An Inclusive Learning Community Committed to Excellence, Innovation and Opportunity’ 


We are a learning  community bound by strong values and traditions.

We are innovative, constantly learning & evaluating our practice  to find and create better ways of pursuing our goals and achieving excellence

We are all engaged and committed to life-long learning staff and students alike.

We are committed to  the holistic development of young people who will be of service  to their community and society



A place of excellence where all can achieve their full potential in their   personal, academic, creative and skills development.

A  friendly and caring environment which values  the contribution of each student  with their unique natural talents and gifts.

A place of inclusion and justice where students learn respect for themselves and respect for others. 

A  responsible partnership between teachers,  students, parents where in a spirit of service we work for a better community.



To pursue excellence in all areas of College life.

To nurture a friendly and caring environment which allows each student to develop his or her own natural talents and gifts.

To recognise our responsibility towards the wider community and develop a spirit of service.

To foster student wellbeing in all areas of college life.


    Enhancing Education Through Innovation

    Coláiste Chiaráin is a co-educational secondary school operating under the patronage of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

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    Coláiste Chiaráin

    High Street, Croom, Co. Limerick

    Tel: +00 353 61 397700



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