Mercy Convent Naas
A love of learning permeates the school
The Mercy Convent Primary School, Naas was founded in 1839 by the Mercy Order of nuns. We are committed to the Mercy Philosophy of Education, inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley. Our school is a Catholic primary school under the Patronage of Most Rev. Denis Nulty, the Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. The School is a full stream school which is co-educational in Junior and Senior Infants, and single sex (girls) from First to Sixth Class. The Mercy Convent Secondary School (now St. Mary’s College) on the adjoining lands, was founded in 1936 by the Mercy Order and proudly continues the tradition and work of Catherine McAuley, to enable and empower our students to grow and mature into young women who will achieve their potential and go out into the world to live meaningful and purposeful lives To match the new building inside we are installing a 3G astro surface, playground and running track outside and we can’t wait to get the keys of the finished campus.
Our Mission Statement
Our school is a Catholic school and we aim to fulfil the aspirations of Catholic Education.
We therefore aim:
To affirm the pupils’ basic goodness, to promote their dignity, to honour their fundamental rights and to develop their gifts to the fullest. To educate the children to live responsibly, with God’s help, for the fullness of life that God wills for them and for others; To convince and train the children to live knowing that their lives are worthwhile and have historical significance, that their every good effort advances the good of all. Through our whole curriculum we aim to promote the ancient conviction of Iranaeus, that ‘the glory of God is the human person fully alive’