School Ethos Coolderry Central School is a co-educational catholic primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of pupils are identified and addressed. While Coolderry school is a school with a catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions. The school will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes. The school will encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts, and through the Parents Council. Coolderry Central School will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils, respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible. Coolderry Central School will promote gender equity amongst the teachers and pupils.