St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School


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 707 girls.

Our website will give you an insight into our school. Through it you will learn of our aims, philosophy, values and the day to day activities, all of which make St Joseph’s a unique and exceptional place of learning.


Latest News

Junk Kouture Regional Final

Well done to the Transition Year students who were competing in the western regional final of Junk Kouture on 7th March. While we do not progress to the next stage the students Tara, Aoife and Ruby did a fantastic job and performance!

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Make it Count 4 Ms Brady Coffee Morning: 10 March

Ms Brady, our Science and Maths teacher, suffered multiple cardiac arrests and a stroke in November while on career break in the United Arab Emirates. We cordially invite you to a Coffee Morning in the school on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 3pm to raise funds for her recovery. Tickets available in the school office and on our website priced at €10.

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Transition Years Visit the Áras

Our Transition Year students were honoured to visit Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday the 18th of January with Ms Mulligan and Ms Doherty where they were welcomed by President Michael D. Higgins.

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Ezio Lupo Bursary 2018 Winners!

For the third time in five years, our school has won the Ezio Lupo Bursary Competition. Well done to our winning team, Emily Navagh-Burke, Salome Maher-Bordalo and Heather Mai Kane and their teacher Ms. Smith!

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BT Young Scientist 2018

Well done to 6th year students Niamh Yourell and Megan O’Gorman who represented our school at the BT Young Scientist competition. Their project explored the issue of muscle injury associated with training on artificial surfaces.

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Term Times

Congratulations to the team involved in the writing and publication of the inaugural issue of our school newspaper, Term Times. The editor, Angela Dowdall can be contacted via email:

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Careers Day 2018

Our Career Guidance Department will be hosting a Careers Day in the school on Thursday 11th January 2018 for 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th year students and their parents. Over 20 exhibitors will be present on the day, including Universities, Institutes of Technology and Colleges of Further Education. There will also be information on grants, money matters and much more.

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Happy Christmas

Every good wish to our Staff, Students and their families for the Christmas Season and New Year. School will close for Christmas on Friday 22 December and reopen on Monday January 8, 2018.

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Festive Fundraiser in aid of SVP

A total of €1,500 was raised on Thursday 14th December during our Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Thank you to all who donated and to our Student Council for organising. Our Flickr photo album from the day can be viewed here.

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Bursary Success for Catherine

Well done to 2016 Head Girl Catherine Smyth, who was recently awarded a bursary by the Irish Hereford Breed Society, for her assignment entitled: Ireland’s Green Grass – Our Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow. It is wonderful to hear about the successes and achievements of our Mercy girls!

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