“You think your son is unique. So do we!”

St. Mary’s College is an inclusive and supportive community of dedicated staff, caring parents and active and happy boys. Under the patronage of the DES Places Educational Association, the trustees of the Spiritan Order, the boys are encouraged to live out Christian values of respect for one and other, care for the vulnerable and acceptance of their individuality.
We deliver the National School curriculum in a modern and dynamic way, utilising state of the art technology and resources. We also provide specialist teachers in P.E., Music and Art – all in a convenient and central location in South County Dublin.
Our programme, including extensive extra-curricular activities goes towards the nurturing of each boy which is key to the holistic education provided in our Junior School.

OUR STAFF

St. Marys Junior School is run by a Board of Management.

Mary

Mary O’ Donnell

School Principal
Mary attended school in Newry Co. Down and left for college in England. Studying English and Sociology I then acquired an honours degree in Education at Hull University. Joining St. Mary’s College Junior School, I worked as a class teacher for many years becoming Principal in 2003. While responsible for the day to day running of the school, our success is down to a team effort involving a very young, committed and talented staff.

Mary O’ Donnell

School Principal
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Judith Keane

Deputy Principal
Judith joined St Mary's College Junior School in 2003. Having completed her secondary school education in Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham, Judith gained an honours degree in Sociology and German from UCD and completed a postgrad in Public Relations before qualifying as a Primary School teacher. Judith has taught a variety of age groups and is currently teaching Form 6(1).

Judith Keane

Deputy Principal
Deirdre

Deirdre Hughes

School Secretary
Deirdre attended Eccles St. Dominican College and progressed to the College of Marketing and Design. Having worked as a marketing Executive, Deirdre joined our team in February 2011.

Deirdre Hughes

School Secretary

THE MISSION STATEMENT

A Catholic Community committed to education

“St. Mary’s true to its traditions continues to be a community of faith and learning that fosters idealism, inspires hearts and informs minds in the wisdom which enables people to know and to do what is right”.

This community and its mission of educational service are grounded in the Gospels and therefore are inseparable from a value system that includes –

• an acknowledgement of the uniqueness and intrinsic worth of each person;

• encouragement and affirmation for all;

• concern for the needs and rights of others;

• protection for all who are vulnerable in our midst.

Towards this end a community environment Is promoted in order to develop students:-

• who are motivated to live their lives in accordance with Gospel values;

• who are inner-directed and capable of choosing freely in accordance

with their conscience;

• who will play their full role in the wider community as citizens who are
informed, trustworthy and confident in their responsibilities.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR

With rugby as our main sport, you could be forgiven for thinking that is all we do! Think again...

SPORT

Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Athletics, Table Tennis and a fully equipped gymnasium.

HOMEWORK CLUB

The boys are given help and support with their homework in Mrs Dalton’s classroom. When everyone is finished they move to the staff room where they have something to eat.

CHESS CLUB

Chess is one of the most popular activities in our school
And we are lucky to have the services of Alexander Babourin and his son.
Classes take place every Wednesday after school.
activities

MUSIC & DRAMA

Fully equipped music room, Christmas plays and a full Junior School Production on the school stage in 6th class.

CHARITY & SOCIAL AWARENESS

St.Mary’s College Junior School has had a long and fruitful relationship with St.Michael’s House. The two schools have run integration programmes, supported each other with fund raising initiatives.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

The school has a Green Committee whose aim is to inform the whole school about reducing, re-using and recycling litter and waste through guest speakers, projects and competitions.

YOU THINK YOUR SON IS UNIQUE. SO DO WE!

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CONNECT WITH US TODAY

How to contact the School:

Contact St. Marys Junior School
  • School office

    +353 1 499 5721

  • INQUIRY

    junsec@stmarys.ie

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    @StMarysJunior

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Saint Marys College is located in the heart of Rathmines, Dublin 6.