Mission Statement

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Hartstown Community School was established under the Deed of Trust and opened in September 1992 on a green field site surrounded by large open areas and adjacent to Hartstown Park.  The school was founded to cater for the educational needs of the young people of Hartstown and Huntstown and the wider community through Community Education Programmes. The School patrons are DDLETB and the Archbishop of the Dublin Diocese.  The values of DDLETB as a multi-denominational State Body and the inherited traditions, Christian values and founding intentions of Archbishop Desmond Connell are enshrined in the characteristic spirit and in the life of our school and are respected and cherished. 


The core values of Hartstown Community School are care, respect, community, inclusion, equality, justice and fairness.  These values combine to provide and support an atmosphere which is conducive to excellence in teaching and learning.  We endeavour to assist each student to reach his/her full potential in a calm, caring and creative environment. Our values are reflected in how we live as a school community.  The unique and intrinsic value of each member of the school community is recognised and respected.  All are treated equally, regardless of race, gender, religion/beliefs, age, family status, marital status, civil status, membership of the Traveller community, sexual orientation, ability, disability or socio-economic states.  All students are given equal opportunity for enrolment, in line with the Education (Admissions to School) Act (2018) construed in accordance with section 3 of the Equal Status Act 2000.  Once enrolled, Hartstown Community School provides all our students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum, school life and the local community.

Mission Statement

Our school, Hartstown Community School, provides a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging to the school community and wider society.  We strive to enable every student to realise their full potential regardless of any aspect of their identity, culture or background.  Our school promotes a fully inclusive education which recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff.  We prepare open-minded and responsible citizens with a strong sense of shared values with a view to contributing to a just and fairer society. 

Our school is multi denominational where we welcome, respect and support students of all religions and beliefs.  The provision of religious education, opportunities to observe/partake in religious worship as appropriate and the work of the Chaplain all combine to reflect the founding intention of the school, the school’s mission statement and the needs of the students within the school.  The characteristic spirit of the school finds expression through the provision of pastoral, liturgical and social outreach activities, as appropriate for each student. 

In Hartstown Community School we celebrate the partnership, collaboration and empathy which nurtures and develops our young people in a community where the essence of our ethos is care and respect for self, others and our environment.