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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

Alannah and Osarhumwense

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

Mercy Awarded €25,000 Meta Community Action Grant

We are delighted to announce that Mercy has been awarded a 2023 Meta Data Centre Community Action Grant. The awards ceremony took place at the Clonee Data Centre on Wednesday 29th March. Through their Data Centre Community Action Grants programme, Meta provides...

Student Council Bake Sale in aid of Caritas

The Student Council held a Charity Bake Sale in aid of Caritas on Thursday 30 March. Caritas is a Catholic charity that helps countries in times of need, including Syria, Turkey and Ukraine. All funds from the Bake Sale will be donated directly to Caritas. Thank you...

Term Times 4th Edition

The 4th Edition of our school newspaper ‘Term Times’ can be viewed by clicking ‘read more’. Many thanks to our editorial team and Literacy Coordinator Ms Brown.

Junior Basketball Success

Congratulations to First and Second Year Basketball teams who won their games against Briefne College, Cavan on 30 March. First Years won 27-17 and Second Years won 21-16. Well done to all on a super year and the last games of the season!

TY Success at Local Enterprise Finals

Well done to the mini-companies who took part in the County Final of the Student Enterprise programme on March 28th in Trim! Special congratulations to Back n Beyond who won an Innovation Award & Tote-Ally Organised for Best Display & Runner Up in the Senior Category.

School Transport Scheme 23/24

Applications for the School Transport Scheme 2023-2024 are open. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 April 2023. Payment or medical card details must be submitted between 3 April 2023 and 9 June 2023.

Beth Wins Relove Fashion Competition

Huge congratulations to our 3rd Year student Beth Brady who has won the Overall Prize in the Relove Fashion Competition!

1st Year Regional Basketball Champions

After a nail biting six minutes of extra time, First Years were triumphant in their Regional Final by one shot against Inver College.

Mercy Raises €1500 for Pieta

The Mercy Amber Flag group received their fourth amber flag today in recognition of our ongoing promotion of wellbeing in the school. We also presented a cheque for €1500 to Pieta House, the proceeds of our LCVP fundraiser.

Jigsaw Peer Mentors

Well done to our Transition Years who received their Peer Mentor Certificates and hoodies.
They will now present the Powerpoint ‘It’s Time to Start Talking’ to each 1st year group. Studies show that taking part in the workshops increases students’ help-seeking intentions. It also improves their mental health knowledge.

Junior Basketball Success

Well done to both Junior Basketball teams! 1st Years won 29-8 and 2nd Years won 16-8 against Athboy on Feb 24th. Both teams now qualify for quarter finals