St Joseph's Secondary School, Navan

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St.Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School
Scoil Trócaire Naomh Iósaf
MercyCrest.png
Location
Navan, Co. Meath
Ireland
Information
Motto Castitas, veritas, caritas.
(Latin for "Chastity, truth, charity.")
Denomination Roman Catholic
Principal Ms. Mary Mulligan
Vice principal Ms. Rita Meagher
Number of students c. 640[1]
Religious Order Sisters of Mercy
Website

St. Joseph's Secondary School (Navan) is an all-girls school in Navan, Ireland which serves both the town and a large catchment area.[2] The school is situated close to Railway Street and shares part of its grounds with St. Joseph's Primary School (Navan).

St. Joseph’s, as a Mercy Secondary School,[3] inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, is committed to holistic development and the achievement of the full potential of each student, particularly those who are disadvantaged or marginalised. It is a process informed and influenced by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ and is conducted in an atmosphere of care, respect and joy. St. Joseph’s is committed to ongoing whole school development in collaboration and partnership with the Board of Management, staff, parents and the wider community.

The current principal is Ms. Mary Mulligan and the vice-principal is Ms. Rita Meagher. The school has approx. 600 students and has a wide range of extra curricular activities such as music and choir, drama, debating, equestrian, golf, and many more.

History[edit]

In 1925, the school was registered as a secondary school with the approval of the Department of Education. Many of the students educated at St. Joseph’s from the 1920s onwards entered Teacher Training Colleges or University or went on to work in the Civil Service. During the 1960s, it became increasingly evident that a new school would have to be built as student numbers continued to grow. In an effort to support the work of the Sisters, a Parents Association was formed to raise funds for the building project. A government grant was made available and in 1969 the main block of St. Joseph’s Secondary School, as we know it, was officially opened.[4]

Mission Statement[edit]

St Joseph’s as a Mercy Secondary School, under the trusteeship of CEIST, is inspired by the vision of Catherine Mc Auley.

St Joseph’s is committed to holistic development and the achievement of the full potential of each student, particularly those who are disadvantaged or marginalised.

It is a process informed and influenced by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ and is conducted in an atmosphere of care, respect and joy. St. Joseph’s is committed to ongoing whole school development in collaboration and partnership with the Board of Management, staff, parents and the wider community.


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