St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

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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Jan 25
2021
Catholic Schools Week – Communities of Faith and Resilience
Jan 28
2021
Virtual Open Night /Enrolment Evening
Feb 01
2021
Mock Examinations (3rd & 6th years)
Feb 08
2021
Term Assessments (1st, 2nd & 5th years)
14-Jan-2021
Good luck to our 2020 Junk Kouture Grand Finalists-Muireann Igoe, Laura O Hara and Alva Gallagher who will finally get to display their beautiful creation on Feb 4th at 7pm on RTE2!
12-Jan-2021
Enrolment Arrangements 2021
26-Dec-2020
We had a moving and beautiful Carol Service this afternoon which was streamed live to all students in their classrooms from St Muredach's Cathedral. Well
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
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