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Background History

St. Joseph’s Convent School for Girls, is an independent school, which was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1918. Their mission was to provide an excellent education for young girls, in keeping with Venerable Catherine McAuley’s vision and inspiration.

Venerable Catherine McAuley was the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Her aspiration was to educate girls so they could reach their full academic potential and to be confident, safe and happy. The vision was to structure an outstanding learning environment, whereby girls could enjoy personal, intellectual and religious development through education and personal life-long learning.

St. Joseph’s Convent School is a non-profit making educational charity, under the auspices of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, who are our Trustees.

Catherine McAuley’s system of education was permeated by religion, taught in an atmosphere of love and faith

Sister of Mercy, Angela Bolster