Mission Statement

St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School is a private Catholic Secondary School for girls situated in Killiney, Co. Dublin. The Secondary School was founded in 1956 by the French Missionary Order of St. Joseph of Cluny. The Order has established a strong academic and holistic tradition in Killiney that is based on the principle of caring for the individual.

  • A forty-five year tradition of academic excellence
  • A very high proportion of students who go on to Third Level education
  • An interesting and challenging curriculum that has a wide range of subjects to cater for students’ personal aptitudes and career needs
  • A caring, friendly environment with an ethos of respect for the individual
  • An emphasis on the social development of the students as seen in the school’s commitment to sport and its programme of extra-curricular activities
  • A modern purpose-built Computer Room and fully integrated IT Programme
  • A €2m indoor Sports Complex opened by An Taoiseach in October 1999
  • Professional coaching in Hockey, Basketball, Badminton and Tennis and participation in a wide range of competitions
  • Choirs, orchestra, musical instrument instruction, Debating (National winners), Public Speaking and a Drama module leading to a Musical in Fourth Year
  • Musical in Fourth Year
  • Careful monitoring of all students in a Year Head and Tutor system, a full-time Career Guidance Counsellor and a Learning Support Teacher
  • A study skills programme in each year and study skills seminars organised for exam classes
  • A supervised study facility
  • A personal development programme including weekly Tutor meetings and Year Head assembly, a Class Prefect System and a Student Council: students also attend a Leadership Programme at Senior Level and participate in a Senior Prefect System
  • A broad range of extra curricular activities in Transition Year
  • A community service programme involving work with a caring dimension in Transition Year, also a Work Experience Programme
  • Student driven initiatives e.g. School Societies and Charities, a Student Council, an Anti-Bullying Committee called the A.B.C. (i.e. ‘A Better Community’)
  • A school Newsletter ‘Chalk & Talk’ that is published regularly during the school year
  • Annual Junior and Senior Prize-Giving Ceremonies which are significant events in the school calendar
  • Regular student Progress Reports and annual Parent Teacher Meetings
  • A Parents’ Association with regular events of interest to Parents and forming an important support network in the school community.

We aim to provide conditions and experiences which promote the intellectual, moral, physical, social and spiritual development of our pupils.

We Endeavour…

  • To develop a school community where co-operation, initiative, justice, loyalty and respect are actively encouraged
  • To provide opportunities for private prayer and reflection and to enable the students to respond to others in a Christian manner
  • To ensure that the students are prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of adult life in a school climate characterised by friendliness and affirmation
  • To relate the students’ learning experience to the wider community and to encourage in them social awareness and a pride in their cultural heritage