Bunclody Vocational College is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement and Core Values

Characteristic Spirit Statement

ETB schools are state, multidenominational, co-educational schools underpinned by the core values of: Core Values.png

  • Excellence in Education;
  • Care;
  • Equality;
  • Community and
  • Respect

As the state provider of education, the ETB sector defines a ‘multidenominational’ school in the following way:

In ETB schools, all students are given equal opportunities for enrolment in line with the Education (Admissions to School) Act 2018. Once enrolled, our schools strive to provide all students with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life. In all aspects of school life all members of our school communities are treated equitably regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, age, family status, civil status, membership of the Traveller community, sexual orientation, ability or socio-economic status.

Our schools provide a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging to the school community and wider society. They strive to enable every student to realise their full potential regardless of any aspect of their identity or background. Our schools promote a fully inclusive education that recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff. We prepare open-minded, culturally sensitive and responsible citizens with a strong sense of shared values.

In ETB schools, students of all religions and beliefs are treated equally. The school environment and activities do not privilege any particular group over another whilst at the same time acknowledging and facilitating students of all religions and beliefs.

Bunclody Vocational College

Mission Statement

"We endeavour to provide a quality education to all our students in a caring, disciplined and respectful environment. We aim to prepare students for life and responsible citizenship and motivate them towards the achievement of their full potential".

Nurturing the Individual

At Bunclody Vocational College we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by first year students as they transfer from Primary to Post Primary education. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible. We are also of the view that happy, contented students are more likely to succeed in their education. Research, and our own experience has also taught us that students do better in subjects that are of interest to them. With this in mind we have put a comprehensive pastoral care/support system in place for all students in our care.

Our year long taster programme in first year allows students to explore all subjects on offer on our Junior Cycle curriculum. Having uncovered their interests and talents we then provide a bespoke curriculum aimed at meeting the needs and aspirations of all students. The close knit student body that exists in our school is unique and allows each individual to flourish. All lessons are delivered in a classroom environment that is based on openness and mutual respect. We are renowned for the ethos of care which permeates our school as well as our student's academic achievement. The broad range of extra-curricular activities on offer also promote the development of the 'whole' person. They also ensure that our students have an enjoyable and memorable second level school experience.

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Wishing all our students the best of luck in the State Examinations.
This performance of well loved hymns takes place on Sunday 26th May
Participation in democracy is important. If students who are eligible to vote don’t  vote, other people will be deciding the future for them. Their vote is their voice.
Bunclody Vocational College,
Irish St,
Co. Wexford,

053 937 7590

Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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