Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Claremorris

Mission Statement

Mount St. Michael, Post-Primary School, endeavours to develop and nurture each member of our school community, so as to enable us to assume our role in life as participative and responsible Christian members of society.
While we recognise parents as the primary educators of their children the school will endeavour:

  • To develop the whole person, catering for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, cultural, aesthetic and physical needs, within the constraints of the school context.
  • To foster and transmit values which will enhance the students’ self-esteem, helping them to deal responsibly with family, peers, society and environment.
  • To introduce students to a broad curriculum and range of activities.
  • To provide pastoral care as a genuine source of advice and support.
  • To create an atmosphere where staff and students are encouraged, supported and affirmed.
  • To foster effective communication between school, home and the community.

School History

Mount St. Michael is a voluntary Secondary School, under the trusteeship of CEIST. It was founded in 1906 and began as a ‘Secondary Top’ in 1924. It developed into a full secondary school in 1940.

Until 2000 the school accommodated both residential and day pupils. Boarders were first admitted in 1906 and the annual intake numbered 15 between 1906 – 1940. This number increased to 90 until 1996 when the phasing out of the Boarding School was begun. We currently cater for approximately 450 students.

In 1977 a Parents’ Council, affiliated to the National Catholic Secondary Parents’ Associations (CPSA) was formed.

In 1987 a Board of Management was set up, comprising representatives of trustees, teachers and parents. In 1990 a Lay Principal was appointed.

Since 1977 the school has a Students’ Council whose members are elected by students and staff from the Leaving Certificate student group.

Mount St. Michael operates a 6 year cycle since 1976 when Transition year was first introduced as a Pilot project by the Department of Education.

News from Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Claremorris

05 Jan 2021
Mount Saint Michael Claremorris News December 2020

Christmas Fundraisers ?? The Bronntanas Appeal Committee recruit volunteers every year to buy a gift for children in…

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31 Oct 2019
Mount St. Michael Claremorris News – October 2019

Mount St. Michael Claremorris News – October 2019 As another school year begins all the staff and students…

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28 Feb 2019
Mount St. Michael Secondary School Claremorris News – Feb 2019

Volleyball Congratulations to Victoria Griffiths Blitger who is the youngest member of the Mayo Division ! Volleyball team…

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29 Jan 2019
Mount St. Michael Claremorris News – January 2019

All Ireland Volleyball Win Congratulations to our 2nd year volleyball team who had an amazing All-Ireland win and…

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