Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery

Mission Statement

Mount Saint Michael is a Mercy Secondary School inspired by the charisma of Catherine McAuley: "to fit the students for earth without unfitting them for Heaven" and is entrusted with the mission of imparting Gospel values to youth through Christian education and example.


We envisage the nurturing and growth of the individual with a view to harmony of the whole person in a pleasant working environment where each student and staff member is valued and individual talents and leadership qualities are developed and enhanced; where parent and local involvement is encouraged and true community is facilitated and fostered; where an atmosphere of Christianity, Spirituality and Humanity prevails.

Inspired by these ideals we dedicate ourselves to the continued growth of our school.

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  • Think With Respect
  • Speak With Respect
  • Act With Respect
  • Live With Respect


Mt. St. Michael strives through its philosophy and ethos to stress the importance of sound Christian principles. The school in the community keeps itself in touch with everyday life happenings for the students in its care. The school offers a range of programmes and subjects that cater for the diverse and many needs of students. Pastoral care continues to be one of the school’s strongest points.


Mount Saint Michael is now under the auspices of CEIST – Catholic Education, an Irish Schools Trust, thus providing a new moral and legal trustee framework enabling their schools to continue to offer post-primary Catholic education into the future as a viable option and as an integral part of the Irish school system. CEIST is built on the founding vision of the five Congregations, emphasising the dignity and rights of the human person, empowering the most vulnerable in society and enabling young people to become catalysts for social transformation throughout the world.


At Mount Saint Michael, we aim to create an environment where all young people feel valued and part of a working environment which is positive and productive. Every effort is made to encourage positive behaviour. We aim to do this by creating a culture of praise. We believe young people should be rewarded for good behaviour, effort and work. This will be done both formally and informally.

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Mount Saint Michael
Co. Cork

023 884 8114

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