09 Dec 2019
Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew News – December 2019
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Holy Rosary College is a Voluntary, Catholic, Co-Educational Secondary School where students, staff, management, parents and the local community together aim to provide a holistic education in a safe and caring environment and where the dignity and uniqueness of each person is valued and respected.
The school was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, whose Head Quarters is at San Antonio, Texas, USA. It continued as a Girls’ Secondary until 1965.
The original school building was formerly the Dower House of the Grattan – Bellew Estate.
The school was taken over by the Sisters of the Christian Retreat whose Head Quarters is in Les Fontenelles, 25210 Le Russey, France.
The school has been Co – Educational since 1965.
The new school was built in 1970 and had further extensions added in 1972, 1977, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 2003.
During the summer of 2003, the original prefabs (built in 1966) were demolished. 3 new classrooms and an Art room were built. In addition a boundary wall seperating the school and convent was constructed.