Ard Scoil na nDéise

Message from Principal


Welcome to Ard Scoil na nDéise, a voluntary secondary school under the trusteeship of CEIST (Catholic Education An Irish Schools Trust). Situated in the heart of Dungarvan, we welcome students from all parts of the town, its suburbs and indeed its hinterland. This healthy mix of town and country contributes greatly to the school’s very special atmosphere, which is always remarked upon by students, parents and visitors alike.

At Ard Scoil na nDéise we provide for the holistic development of all our students. Every individual student brings something unique to our school and we value and nurture this. We aim to bring out the best in every student and subsequently help them to reach their full potential.

As a Catholic school we place great value on faith formation, the nurturing of spirituality and an exposure to liturgies throughout the school year. We encourage our students to have an enquiring mind and a lively imagination. We help them to understand their faith intelligently and to live it wholeheartedly, as pupils of a Catholic school which respects at all times the beliefs of other traditions. Our core values of respect, care and friendship underpin all aspects of school life here in Ard Scoil na nDéise.

Our students also learn the joy, excitement and challenge of competition in a variety of areas at all levels. The success of our students in sports, young enterprise, debating, public speaking, music, choir, science, drama and many more are a source of great pride to everyone associated with our school.

We expect high standards in all aspects of school life. We encourage our students to aim high in their studies, to work hard and to be sensitive to the rights and needs of others. We are very proud of our many students who obtain outstanding Leaving Certificate results. We are also very proud of students who find school and study more difficult but work extremely hard with their teachers and consequently achieve a good Leaving Certificate.

Our highly skilled motivated staff bring with them a wide range of experience, talents and skills ensuring high quality provision of education to all our students. They all share a dedication to the mission of the school striving to ensure the holistic education of all.

I hope that this prospectus will give you a sense of the range and variety of opportunities that we provide for our students. You will find further information on our school website and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Jennifer O'Keeffe, Principal.

Convent Road,
Co. Waterford,
X35 RR90

058 41464

Ceist- Catholic Education, an Irish schools trust
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