In Dublin, the campus of Saint Raphaela is divided into two major schools: the Primary School and the Secondary School. TheHandmaids have been present here since 1971.
The motto of the Primary School, “nurturing minds to think, hands to create, hearts to love,” is a good expression of the comprehensive education that the school aims to transmit to its pupils, from 3 years of age up to the 6th grade of primary school.
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The motto of the schools run by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ad finem fidelis – faithful to the end – expresses a way of educating through a belief in people, willing to commit to the development of each person to their full extent.
This way of educating translates into its own pedagogy, the pedagogy of the heart, that combines firmness and tenderness in order to form hearts that are both strong and sensitive, able to align with the joys and sorrows of those around them, and committed to building a fairer and more humane world.