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

Feb 06
2023
No class Public Holiday
Feb 09
2023
School Musical
Feb 10
2023
Class ends for Midterm break
Feb 24
2023
No School: JCT Inservice for staff
31-Jan-2023
Dr. Maureen Griffin, forensic psychologist will deliver a presentation  "Social Media: Challenges for Parents"
31-Jan-2023
The finishing touches are being put to St. Mary’s Secondary School debut musical in the all-girls new state-of-the-art school campus. With over one hundred students bringing this original production to life with a brand-new script and fully in-hous
09-Dec-2022
Christmas Concert Evening
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
353 96 70333
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