Sacred Heart School, Westport

Mission Statement

  • Developing the potential of all students, their moral, academic, social, aesthetic, physical and spiritual education.
  • Caring for all members of the school community.
  • Developing supporting partnerships between school, parents and the local community

In keeping with the spirit of the Foundress of Mercy Schools, Catherine McAuley, we show a special interest in the poor and disadvantaged.

School History

This school was originally inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley and the Mercy Sisters who are committed to the holistic development and achievement of the full potential of all students, particularly those who are disadvantaged or marginalised.

The Sacred Heart School was established in 1925. It operated as a boarding school for girls from the surrounding areas from 1925 – 1970. The boarding school closed in 1970 following the introduction of Free Transport. It has been in operation since then as an all-girls Secondary School.

Principals of the School from 1925 to 1971 were:

  • Mother Bernard Byrne; Sr. Anthony Dorr, and Sr. Ignatius Killeen.
  • From 1971 to 1986 Sr. Pius Dyar was Principal and Sr. Ignatius Killeen was Manager of the school.
  • In 1986 Sr. Kathleen Friel became Principal, working with the first Board of Management.
  • Sr. Mary Corr was Principal from 1992-2001. Mrs. Christina Malone was Vice-Principal from 1976-2001.
  • Mrs Mary Ryan was appointed first Lay Principal in 2001 and Mr. P. J. McDermott was appointed Deputy Principal in the same year.

News from Sacred Heart School, Westport

06 Jan 2021
Sacred Heart School Westport News – December 2020

Sacred Heart School Westport Christmas Message Here at the Sacred Heart School Westport, we haven’t let a little…

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26 May 2020
Sacred Heart Secondary School Westport News – May 2020

May Altars To say that this last term has been a bit peculiar, would be a bit of…

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27 Feb 2020
Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart School, Westport

Catholic Schools Week We had a busy time celebrating Catholic Schools Week in Sacred Heart School, Westport. The…

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27 Jan 2020
SHS Westport News – December 2019

SACRED HEART SCHOOL WESTPORT MISSION OF THE MONTH As part of Mission Month last year, we decided to…

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28 Nov 2019
Sacred Heart School Westport – Pope John Paul II Awards

Pope John Paul II Awards by Orla Mulloy (5th Year) When we were given the opportunity in to…

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23 Sep 2019
Amber Farrell wins CEIST Award 2019

Every year at Sacred Heart School Westport we bestow the CEIST award on one of our students. The…

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