St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Europe's first CFES School of Distinction

Board of Management Announcement

The Board announces the appointment of Mr Daragh Nealon to the role of Principal.
Board of Management Announcement

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Board of Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Daragh Nealon to the role of Principal; he will take up his position on the retirement of Ms Patricia Hayden on April 12, 2021.

Mr Nealon joined the staff of St Joseph's in 2007 as the guidance counsellor. He has held many important positions in the school including College For Every Student coordinator, Year Head, and Student Support Team Coordinator. With the expansion of the school due to increased enrolment, he joined the senior leadership team as Deputy Principal in 2017.

Mr Nealon's initial qualification was as a Business teacher and he subsequently undertook postgraduate studies in guidance counselling and a Masters in Education Leadership. Mr Nealon is a Project Lead for the Trinity Access Programme and has presented on developing a college-going culture on national and international forums.

Mr Nealon takes over at a vibrant time for St Joseph's when plans are advanced to move to a new school campus in the next two years and he carries the good wishes of the entire school community as he undertakes this challenging and rewarding role.

Feb 27
STEPS Engineers Week 2021
Mar 04
Mar 17
School Closed- Bank Holiday
Mar 29
Easter Holidays
Monday sees a return to in-person learning for Sixth Year Students. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again. Here a short video from Dr Abigail Collins and a short video from Mr O'Connell regarding Masks.
The Student Forum have come together to create a one stop shop of tips and tricks on how to manage distance education. Students are invited to dip in and out this when they need to. Some great ideas here for everyone.
We can not welcome you to St Josephs' in person right now. We hope you find your virtual welcome just as warm as if you were physically in the School Hall. Looking forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.
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