Mount St Michael Secondary School, Rosscarbery

Mission Statement

Mt. St. Michael, Rosscarbery is a Mercy Secondary School inspired by the charism of Catherine McAuley “to fit the students for earth without unfitting them for Heaven” and is entrusted with the mission of imparting Gospel values to youth through Christian education and example.

We envisage the nurturing and growth of the individual:

  • With a view to harmony of the whole person in a pleasant working environment where each student and staff member is valued and individual talents and leadership are developed and enhanced;
  • Where parent and the local involvement is encouraged and true community is facilitated and fostered;
  • Where an atmosphere of Christianity, Spirituality and Humanity prevails.
  • Inspired by these ideals we dedicate ourselves to the continued growth of our school.

School History

The Convent Built in 1894, is situated in the scenic countryside of West Cork, facing the Atlantic ocean.

To meet the needs of the local community the Sisters continually adapted themselves.

Over the years this has meant a rapid expansion of the post primary (and primary) facilities to accommodate the increased number of pupils.

In 1964 the school became co-educational and at the same time the provision of boarding facilities became available in the Convent.

The provision boarding for girls became very popular over the years giving an opportunity for a Mercy Education to many who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Students boarded from all over Ireland and indeed from further afield also. It was an ideal opportunity for students from the nearby coastal islands like Cape Clear. Many students from there have excellent memories and an excellent education from their time in Mt. St. Michael and the boarding facilities.

Then in 2003/2004 the boarding facilities were phased out after so many years. A big part of the uniqueness of Mercy Rosscarbery ended. Students now live with families in the area or have rented accommodation.

Mt. St. Michael strives through its philosophy and ethos to stress the importance of sound Christian principles. The school in the community keeps itself in touch with everyday life happenings for the students in its care. The school offers a range of programmes and subjects that cater for the diverse and many needs of students.

Pastoral care continues to be one of the school’s strongest points and this is seen throughout the life of the school and convent.

The aim of the school is to create an atmosphere in which all students will develop their potential with policy documents and practice expressing the purpose and seeking new ways to achieve our aim – preparation for life.

News from Mount St Michael Secondary School, Rosscarbery

27 Jan 2020
Mount Saint Michael Rosscarbery News – January 2020

Basketball Congratulations to Mt St Michael U19 Boys Basketballers who won the County Final recently.     BT…

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18 Feb 2019
Mount St Michael Rosscarbery News – February 2019

Mount Saint Michael Young Scientist Success Stephen Gordon & Billy Murphy project explores: “ A Pedestrian Vehicle Early…

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05 Dec 2018
Mount St Michael Secondary School, Rosscarbery News – December 2018

Sports Basketball U19s: Mount Saint Michael Under 19 Boys basket-ballers who are through to the county Final AND…

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17 Apr 2018
Mount St Michael Rosscarbery News – April 2018

Senior ‘B’ County Champions Mount St Michael Rosscarbery 1-20 Mitchelstown CBS 2-7: The result of the Cork Post…

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06 Feb 2018
Mount St Michael Rosscarbery February news

Reunion U16 boys basketball Live debate Mount Saint Michael Transition Year student Micheal Twomey on his 2nd visit…

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