St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Principals Welcome

Principals Welcome

It gives us great pleasure to welcome all parents, teachers, pupils, past pupils and the members of the wider community to our school’s website. We hope that you will gain insight into our school and the wonderful education it offers.

St. Mary’s is an all-girls Secondary School, situated on Convent Hill, overlooking the town of Ballina. It is an outstanding school with a student population of almost 600 pupils. St. Mary’s has been synonymous with the education of young women since its foundation over 170 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy.

As a Catholic school, under the trusteeship of CEIST, the school works to create a caring school community based on respect, honesty, integrity and justice. St. Mary’s encourages the pursuit of excellence and a high standard of both academic and personal development. St. Mary’s students are enabled not only to achieve academically but are also offered many opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities including music, drama, public speaking, clubs and an extensive physical education programme.

Our goal is to ensure that all students become critical thinkers, active problem-solvers, inquisitive readers, diligent researchers and prolific writers. We do all of this to prepare your daughter for the demands of the real-world so they may become productive citizens, future leaders and contribute positively to the community.

The School’s continuing excellence in these areas is testament to the dedication of students, staff and parents who together continue to build a lively and vibrant learning community.

Mr. Robert O’Reilly - Principal
Ms. Margaret Burke - Deputy Principal

Oct 22
2021
Class ends for Halloween Break
Nov 01
2021
Class resumes after Halloween Break
Nov 08
2021
Term Assessments for all students
Nov 22
2021
Junior Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
21-Oct-2021
Winning start for our Junior Rugby team
18-Oct-2021
The first meeting of the new Student Council took place today Monday 18th October 2021
17-Oct-2021
Congratulations to 5th yr students Romy Battle, Ciara Durkin, Clodagh Keane and Marie Breslin, part of the victorious Knockmore team against Carnacon
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
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