Dr. Declan Kelly, Principal

Dr. Declan Kelly, Principal

John Scottus school offers a vision of education which gives young people the self mastery, strength of character and compassion to contribute meaningfully to the world around them. It is an education based on the belief that each child can come to discover and express their innate gifts, that each child can come to contribute something unique and exceptional, that each child has at their heart a limitless potential.

Central to the ethos of the school is character development through cultivating the life skills of stillness, mindful attention and enquiry. This takes place by emphasising the importance of coming to know your true self, of discovering your true limitless essence and coming to know that we are united in oneness through this essence.

Mindfulness along with philosophy and meditation are considered the 3 key aspects in the journey of self discovery. The mindful motto of the school is “Delight in the present” and the belief is that when a child comes to know their true self it is possible to delight in the present every moment of every day.

We welcome you to explore our website and to find out for yourself how our school is a caring community in which pupils have the opportunity to achieve academic excellence and to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically.

Click here to arrangment an appointment to meet the Principal.


Each week at Monday assembly we introduce a philosophical inspired theme for the week.

To read more about these themes please follow the link here:


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