Secondary School for Girls
A message from the Principal
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
The College opened on December 28th, 1882 in 19 Eccles Street and welcomed its first students two weeks later in January 1883. For 102 years it flourished there and was Alma Mater to both boarders and day students alike. On August 8th, 1984 it moved to the present location and so it enjoys the advantage of being new, yet having a long and glorious tradition. We have recently undergone some reconstruction and extended the building to cater for the needs of the constant stream of students who demand entry each year.
The Trustees of the College are the Irish Dominican Sisters who in common with all other Dominican schools seek to create a school community permeated with the Gospel Spirit of Freedom and Love in a constant search for Truth. This gives rise to a College where a wide curriculum is pursued with a serious emphasis on Religion and the holistic development of the student. Although English is the medium of teaching, Irish and Irish culture are given great emphasis. Discipline is taken seriously - not a harsh discipline, but one where each student gradually learns to take responsibility for her own learning and life.
The Board of Management takes responsibility for the running of the College. This Board consists of parents, teachers and representatives of the Trustees.
The overall day to day management lies in the hands of the Principal who is very ably supported by all members of the well trained and dedicated Staff. The Staff consists of teaching and non-teaching members who together provide excellent facilities, expert teaching and pastoral care for each student.
As you browse through the pages of this website you will see the very many facets of this College from the initiation of New Entrants, through the exciting days of movement through the school from First Year to Sixth Year and, for many, the very challenging Transition Year. You will also see the successes of the past students whose very success is based on the tradition of teaching and pastoral care which carefully emphasises the development of personal thinking, formation of well founded opinions, hard work and personal responsibility all set in the Christian mode.
Many thanks to each and every member of the staff, students and past students who have contributed to this website.
Ms Claire Butler
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