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Welcome to the St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School website.

We are a Catholic Mercy School, under the trusteeship of CEIST. Our school is a happy, dynamic and caring place of learning. We are situated in the heart of the community of Navan and currently have an enrolment of over 700 girls.

We hope as that you browse through our site, you will discover the vibrant, inclusive and positive school community that is St Joseph’s. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Head Girls’ Welcome

A welcome message from Tara and Rita

Our Foundress

In 1831, Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy, a Religious Congregation involved in the care of the poor, the sick and educationally disadvantaged.

Our History

Navan Convent was founded in 1853 by Mother Catherine Atkinson and three Sisters who came from Kells. In 1857 the Sisters moved to Leighsbrook House.

Contact Us

Address: Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 HW32. Phone: +353 (0)46 9021830 Fax: +353 (0)469029350 Email: office@mercynavan.ie

Latest News

Minister Regina Doherty and MEP Maria Walsh visit Mercy

Minister Regina Doherty and Midlands-Northwest MEP Maria Walsh visited us on Friday 4th October to meet Ciara, Amy, Katie,Francesca and Saidhbh. Their project, entitled 'Women in Agriculture' is part of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition.

Mental Health Week 2019

It is Mental Health Week in Ireland this week. In school, we will be promoting the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. You can find out more on http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie

NPCPP Senior Cycle Survey

The National Parents Council is currently undertaking a survey in relation to the current review of Senior Cycle.

TY and 5th Year Students attend Ploughing Championships

Our Transition Years and 5th Year Agricultural Science students had fantastic weather for their visit to the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Co. Carlow on Thursday 19th September.

Mercy Day Mass

The theme of our Mercy Day Mass this year is “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea” and takes place this Tuesday 24th September in St Mary's Church Navan at 2pm. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Open Night 2019

Many thanks to all our Open Evening visitors this evening. A special word of thanks also to our Mercy girls and staff whose energy and enthusiasm make it a such a special night in our school calendar!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Well done to our Class of 2019. We are extremely proud of you and your amazing achievements. Carry the Mercy community spirit and support with you always.

Booklists for 2019/20

Our 2019-20 booklists for all year groups are now accessible online. As part of our school’s environmental initiative, lists will no longer be sent by post. Click ‘read more’ to view.

Mercy Female Farmers at Bloom 2019

Our Mercy Female farmers will be at the Bloom gardening festival in the Phoenix Park this week, promoting their project and theme ‘Women in Agriculture’. Make sure to visit them at the AgriAware Bord Bia Farm in the Food Village and say hello!

2nd Year Tour to Explorium

Our 2nd year students enjoyed their trip to Explorium, Ireland’s National Sport and Science Centre, recently. Many thanks to our Science Department for organising and accompanying our Mercy girls on the day.

TY Student Receives Prosper Meath Award

Congratulations to TY student Grace O’Neill, winner of the Prosper Meath Award for her community and voluntary work. Prosper Meath provides Day Services to adults with an intellectual disability across County Meath.

1st Year Trip to Tayto Park

Our 1st years had a great day at Tayto Park on Friday 24th May. Many thanks to their Year Head Ms McCabe for organising and the 1st year home room teachers for accompanying.

Transition Year Graduation

Our Transition Year classes marked their last day on May 23rd with their Graduation ceremony. Rome Tour, A Million Dreams, Junk Kouture, Gaisce and several successful Mini-Companies, you’ve had a busy year! We hope the skills you have learned and experiences of the past year will stay with you for many years to come.

Accelerated Reader Programme in St Joseph’s

In 2019-20, our Second and Transition Year students will participate in a new school initiative, the Accelerated Reader Programme. This is a specifically designed computer programme which will monitor, support and guide students in their reading. A huge thank you to the Parents Council who have worked on raising the funds for this initiative through the Silver Circle.