Loreto Secondary School
St Michael's

Mission Statement & Ethos

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"Women in time to come will do much"

Mary Ward - Loreto Foundress

Our Mission Statement

Within a positive environment based on Christian values, and with a strong social justice focus, St Michael’s students are encouraged to avail of all opportunities to develop to their true creative, academic, personal and spiritual potential.

Our Philosophy of Education

We aim to make our school an educational community where

  1. Justice, freedom, love, sincerity and joy find expression
  2. Young people feel accepted and are allowed to experience the exercise of appropriate responsibility
  3. Special concern for the disadvantaged is experienced and encouraged
  4. Positive critical reflection is developed
  5. Staff, parents, students, past-pupils, and management co-operate for the common good.

Our practice and philosophy is captured in our Loreto "Continuing the Journey" the "Loreto Kolkata Guidelines" and the Mary Ward Compass.

Our Community

Loreto Secondary School, St Michael’s is part of the wider Navan and County Meath community. We try to develop and sustain links with local parish, groups, and businesses.

Our students are at the centre of our School Community. We enrol students aged 12 – 18 from approximately twenty-two Primary Schools in a wide area of County Meath.

The staff numbers 52 which includes 2 Career Guidance Counsellors, Pastoral Guides, teachers of academic subjects, specialist teachers, and ancillary staff. We also have the services of a Counsellor/Psychotherapist to help students who experience personal difficulties.

Our Office personnel are also a very important part of the school community and they provide a friendly, and professional service.

The Parents’ Association is long established and membership includes all parents/guardians of students in St Michael’s, and the Principal of the school. An elected Parents’ Association is very active and involved in the school each year.

The school is managed by a Board of Management on a three-year appointment basis. Parents and Staff elect members to the Board and the Trustees also appoint members.

Trusteeship of the school is in the hands of the Loreto Education Trust Board

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Apr 28
School closed for all
May 01
May Bank Holiday
May 22
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St. Michael's, Navan, Co. Meath, C15YF83
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