St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina
The school with a warm welcome, a caring heart & a guarantee of excellence

School Ethos

School Ethos

Mercy

St. Mary's College was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1936 and, as such, supports the religious and educational philosophy of its founder Catherine McAuley. Catholic schools in the Mercy tradition give expression and witness to the values of the Gospel, the traditions of the Church and the charism which Catherine McAuley exemplified.

True to the inspiring vision of our foundress, Catherine McAuley, we aspire to foster in all our students a deep respect and compassion for all people, especially those who are most vulnerable and in need of practical help.

While maintaining a strong Catholic tradition and ethos, we welcome students from every religious tradition and nationality. In St. Mary’s Secondary School, we believe that such diversity and inclusivity mean that all are enriched by the experience and culture of fellow human beings.

CEIST
St. Mary’s Secondary School is under the trusteeship of CEIST - a Catholic Education Irish Schools Trust. CEIST is the trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Daughters of Charity, the Presentation Sisters, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Christian Retreat and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The Vision of CEIST is to create a compassionate and just society inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Their Mission is to provide a holistic education in the Catholic Tradition.

The CEIST community is committed to living the vision and the core values of the Charter. These values have their roots in the Gospel of Jesus and have been central in the tradition of the five founding Congregations.

CEIST Core Values
  1. Promoting Spiritual and Human Development
  2. Commitment to excellence and continually improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning
  3. Showing Respect for each Individual
  4. Creating a sense of Community with a special welcome for those most in need
  5. Being Just and Responsible in our Relationships.

The core values of CEIST are intended to support and nourish the lives of the people who are at the heart of their schools – students, staff and parents.

CEIST is committed to building school faith communities where good personal relationships are fostered and where the staff are supported and faciliated in their vital role within the school. For more information please visit the CEIST website.

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Events
Nov
25 2019
Junior Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec
03 2019
Leaving Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec
03 2019
Parents Association Meeting
Dec
10 2019
5th year & 3rd Year Study Skills
17-Nov-2019
Congratulations to past student Michelle Mulrooney, who received the James Massey Keegan Scholarship last week from NUI Galway. This scholarship is presented to students with the highest Leaving Cert results from Co. Mayo. Michell
10-Nov-2019
November Exams Timetable
30-Oct-2019
On Friday last October 25th, to coincide with the Halloween midterm break our 5th year student leaders organised a fancy dress party for our 1st year students. Thanks to all who helped with the fun filled afternoon!
24-Oct-2019
Our students were delighted to be treated to a showing of 'Maleficent' at the cinema yesterday as a reward for a busy and hardworking first term!
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St. Mary's Secondary School
Convent Hill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Ireland
F26 R928

353 96 70333

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