The mission statement and ethos of Gallen Community School is founded on a respect for the dignity of each individual student and the recognition of the unique gifts of each individual person. It is a multi-denominational school and welcomes students of all beliefs and none. However, our ethos is Christian which reflects our Trustees: the Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny and Laois Offaly ETB. If any parent decides their child is not to take part in religion class or a school prayer service, mass etc they need to contact the school . Students do not take Religion for State Examinations but the Religion department implements the guidelines for Religious education laid down by the NCCA and have taken on board in their planning many aspects of the new Junior Cycle. Gallen C.S policy on Religious Education is available on request. In Gallen CS , the school chaplain is a teacher who is responsible for supporting the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the students in the school regardless of faith or beliefs. The School Chaplain is a faith presence in the school community who is available to students, parents and staff members alike. The Chaplain works closely with all staff to promote a school environment that promotes well-being of all of us. A chaplain teaches some classes, organises School Liturgies, encourages students to be involved in a range of different projects, supports whole school well-being, links in with the local parish with John Paul 11 awards and other activities.