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

Principal's Welcome

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I hope this site will give visitors a sense of the reality of our vibrant and wonderful school, whilst also providing information and updates for our large community of pupils, parents, and staff.

St Joseph’s Secondary School is currently situated near the centre of the town of Rush but we will be moving to our new 12-acre site adjacent to St Maurs GAA Club in the next two to three years. We are delighted that plans for the new school are moving apace and we look forward to having state of the art educational and sports facilities for the community of Rush.

St Joseph’s Secondary School shares the rich tradition and strengths that are part of the Mercy/CEIST ethos. Excellence, inclusion, creativity, courage, opportunity, and a global vision are very much our living ethos. We affirm our Catholicism in the context of a new Ireland which welcomes diversity. We robustly engage our pupils in the spiritual, intellectual, and physical rigours of a young, full life.

Secure in themselves, they are provided with a stimulating and structured environment that supports learning and allows them to express their various talents. Set in a beautiful location beside the seashore in Rush, St Joseph’s understands that learning does not stop at the classroom door. Pupils are positively encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities involving both Sport and the Arts.

St Joseph’s is a College For Every Student School of Distinction, committed to TA21 teaching and learning. A status we have achieved for the past six consecutive years. School practice is built on the pillars of Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, Pathways to College and Technology. The school has close links with Trinity College and prides itself on providing students with as many ‘real life’ experiences of learning as possible.

Parents who send their daughters and sons to St Joseph’s Secondary School make a conscious commitment to the spirit and ethos of the school. It is an ethical and family commitment to the St Joseph’s and CEIST tradition. Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude that looks outward and embraces the world.

St Joseph’s Secondary School parents support the school community in a myriad of ways and are welcome partners in fostering that atmosphere of friendliness and care that lies at the heart of the school.

Ms. Patricia Hayden
Principal at St Joseph’s Secondary School

Nov 30
2020
Fifth Year Assessments
Nov 30
2020
Second Year Assessments
Dec 07
2020
SCHOOL CLOSED
Dec 23
2020
Christmas Holidays
03-Dec-2020
Week 1 , Week 2 of the#STJsings4SVP Campaign links available here . Donations possible via the GoFund me link or the Envelope sent home with students .
02-Dec-2020
Third Year students were justly rewarded for their hand work and perseverance .They received their Certificates of Achievement from Ms Macken ,the Scholars Ireland coordinator in St Josephs.
26-Nov-2020
It's official the Certificates are here. 24 students from TY and 5th Yr will represent St Josephs' Secondary School in the Virtual BTYSE 2021 . Be proud .
Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin
01 843 7534
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