Our Mission Statement crucifiximage 

Our Lady’s Bower aims to provide an education which is firmly Christian. Within this caring community we endeavour to develop the spiritual, intellectual, artistic, moral and social capacity of all our students.

The school motto “Each for all and all for God” is the framework within which everyday life at our school is lived.

Our Ethos

A happy, contented student works well. While accepting that no teacher can take the place of a parent, a girl who is troubled or concerned will always find a sympathetic ear.

At Our Lady’s Bower individual Subject Teachers, Class Teachers, Year Heads and the Guidance Counselors are prepared and willing to help students, by encouraging effort, being available for advice or pointing out the need for referral where necessary.

ethos-girls-walkingSpecial considerations and the special needs of individual students are sensitively handled. The school is prepared to call on the services of outside agencies should the need arise.

Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Each class elects its own representative to the student body and each year group has two representatives on the student council..

The Sixth Year Prefects contribute significantly to the smooth running of the school. A system of supervised detention is in place to deal with breaches of the school rules. Our girls are encouraged to be sensitive to each other’s needs. It is hoped that a mutually supportive environment is created in which students work hard and enjoy all aspects of school life.

The quality of relationship between staff and students has been the hallmark of the education provided at Our Lady’s Bower.

Some comments from our students

“Looking around Our Lady’s Bower, we realise that we are privileged to have the finest facilities to increase our scholastic performance. Teachers are at hand for any queries we may have and are always happy to offer advice and help for those who need it.”

Leigh, 5th year student.

“On the morning of my first day, I was proud to be wearing my lovely Bower uniform. I was so excited, yet extremely nervous as this was a new experience for me. I need not have worried as everybody was very welcoming and friendly. We were all sorted in to our new classes and introduced to our new teachers. I love my new class, the friendships I made, the variety of new subjects and the sporting activities. Our teachers are very helpful and encourage us to reach our full potential.”

Therese, 1st year student.

“I am sure the girls will agree with me when I say that it was during our first year that our year head taught us the importance of the navy jumper: the philosophy behind it, the name that adorned it and most importantly, the girl who wore it.”

Dearbhla 6th year student.