As a multi-denominational school, we embrace and introduce our children to all religions, practices and traditions. We go a step further in exploring the ‘big questions of life’ by teaching the principles of philosophy.
We transmit our ethos primarily by our behaviour. Weekly philosophy classes foster this. In the youngest classes it’s about stories with good messages, followed by discussion. As the children grow, the questions become more fundamental: Who are we? Where did we come from? What is the purpose of life? What is our relationship to the creation?
The benefits of teaching philosophy to primary school children are plentiful. Children are naturally inquisitive, and philosophy brings this to the next level, fostering curiosity and encouraging reasoning and deep thinking.
Emerging studies support these benefits, as discussed in this published article: RTE.