St. Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School, Navan

Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s, as a Mercy Secondary School, inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, is committed to holistic development and the achievement of the full potential of each student, particularly those who are disadvantaged or marginalised. It is a process informed and influenced by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ and is conducted in an atmosphere of care, respect and joy. St. Joseph’s is committed to ongoing whole school development in collaboration and partnership with the Board of Management, staff, parents and the wider community.

School History

St. Joseph’s School under the care of the Mercy Sisters began as a primary school although the curriculum for senior pupils resembled that of a secondary school. In the early years, boys were admitted right up to sixth standard. (They later became students of St. Finian’s, which was then located in Navan). Among the subjects taught were French, Music, Art, Drill and Elocution.

In 1925, the school was registered as a secondary school with the approval of the Department of Education. Many of the students educated at St. Joseph’s from the 1920s onwards entered Teacher Training Colleges or University or went on to work in the Civil Service. During the 1960s, it became increasingly evident that a new school would have to be built as student numbers continued to grow. In an effort to support the work of the Sisters, a Parents Association was formed to raise funds for the building project. A government grant was made available and in 1969 the main block of St. Joseph’s Secondary School, as we know it, was officially opened.

News from St. Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School, Navan

30 Apr 2020
St. Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School Navan – MindYourself TY 2020

#MindYourself TY 2020 Our TYs have produced a video project called #MindYourself to share messages of positivity with…

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17 Dec 2019
St Joseph’s Mercy Navan News – December 2019

Transition Years Visit Millbury Nursing Home TYs visited Millbury Nursing Home this week for a Christmas concert spreading…

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23 Sep 2019
Mercy Navan News – September 2019

Congratulations, Anastasia! Congratulations to Class of 2019 graduate Anastasia Koukouzeli, who achieved 6 H1s in her Leaving Certificate…

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24 May 2019
St. Joseph’s / Mercy Navan News – May 2019

Accelerated Reader Programme for St Joseph’s In 2019-20, Second and Transition Year students of St Joseph’s Mercy Navan…

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28 Feb 2019
St. Joseph’s Secondary School Navan News – Feb 2019

Ezio Lupo Bursary Competition Well done to 2nd years Alice, Aleksandra and Katie, who came runners up in the…

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04 Dec 2018
St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School Navan News – December 2018

Christmas Shoebox Appeal We were delighted to have the opportunity again this year to donate to the Team…

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