Principal’s Welcome

It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as Principal and welcome you to St Mary’s Secondary School, Charleville.

Here in St Mary’s we believe that every child is unique and that it is our task to foster the development of each individual student. As a Catholic secondary school that was founded by Catherine McAuley, St Mary’s has been providing excellence in education since 1838. We are proud of our school’s heritage and with the guidance of CEIST we continue to uphold a Catholic ethos in our school that is welcoming and supportive to all. Some of our core values are:

  • Promoting Spiritual and Human Development
  • Achieving Quality in Teaching and Learning
  • Showing Respect for Every Person
  • Creating Community and
  • Being Just and Responsible

We hold a strong holistic view of learning and the learner as our students are encouraged to give of their best, and in doing so, to reach their potential in a caring and nurturing environment. We empathise the need for pupils to develop a range of skills and values that enable their personal well-being, active citizenship and lifelong learning. With our student-centred approach, we aim to build pupils’ self-confidence so that they have the courage to attempt and overcome new challenges. Our students have made us very proud; their talents and initiative have astounded us as teachers and parents.

As Principal of St Mary’s, I invite you to explore our website and if you would like to learn more about the school, or arrange a visit, please find our contact details below. I look forward to seeing you in the 2020/21 academic year.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Maighréad Finn

Principal Acting