Welcome to Our Lady’s School website
Our Lady’s School is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls. It caters for over 770 students. The school was founded in 1953 by the Religious of Christian Education in order to provide an educational experience based on academic excellence, the formation of a strong value system and the development of the whole person. It is a member of the Le Chéile Schools Trust.
Our academic programme aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum so that all our students have the opportunity to succeed at the highest level of their own individual talents and abilities. Students are encouraged to be the best that they can be, to strive for excellence and to contribute to the school community in a positive manner. Student progress is monitored by the Year Team including a Year Head and Form Tutors. Additional supports are provided by the Care Team, which includes two Career Guidance Counsellors.
Our Lady’s is very proud of its House System which embeds a pastoral care structure that is central to the life of the school. There are five houses, each with a House House, led by a 6th Year House Captain and a team of 6th year Councillors. The houses are made up of one class from each year group. Each student is part of both her year group and her house. Activities within the house and between houses, provide opportunities for students of all ages to get to know each other and to develop a strong sense of belonging within the school. These activities are student lead, organised by 6th Year students councillors. One of the highlights of the school year is the House Mass. The students decide on their theme and are responsible for the preparation of the liturgy and music. Each house also produces a banner to reflect the theme of the liturgy. The Sisters of Religious Education, who are faith friends of the students attend, along with past pupils and parents.
Students are encouraged to take part in the extracurricular life of the school. Our Lady’s has a strong tradition in hockey and have more recently started to achieve considerable success in Gaelic football, camogie, tennis, swimming, badminton and athletics. Our students have opportunities to become involved in many activities including drama, music, Toast masters, Model United Nations, Junk Couture, The Young Scientist Exhibition, charity events and school tours, both in Ireland and abroad. This year we introduced our inaugural 5km run with over 120 girls participating as part of Mental Health and Fitness day.
We aim to help the students develop the skills and capacities needed to support their wellbeing. We believe that students will thrive when they are happy and healthy, spiritually, mentally and physically. We offer them opportunities to develop in a spiritual, academic, cultural, pastoral and sporting domain. We place a high value on our co-operation with parents. We endeavour, in partnership with them, to ensure our students realise their full potential in all aspects of their lives.
I hope you enjoy visiting our website and that it gives you a real sense of our school.
Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the school.