St Mary's Holy Faith Killester






Principal's Welcome: Welcome to the St. Mary's Holy Faith Secondary School website with its link to a dedicated Facebook page. See what is happening in our school by clicking on the Facebook link below or at the top of the page. Click HERE to read the Principal's Welcome message.


Click here to view some of the activities that take place in St. Mary's.

School Academic Calendar for 2016-17

Click HERE to view St. Mary's School Calendar for 2016-17

Second Year Reading Programme - Attitudes to Reading Survey, January 2017

To complete this survey visit:

Third Year SSE Survey (Evelyn McLoughlin - Acting Principal)

This survey aims to collect data from you, the students, to help teachers to see what kind of feedback you like and to improve the feedback that teachers give. In doing so, we hope to improve the teaching and learning in our school. Tick the box for each question asked and please give further details to help us to understand your choice.

I've invited you to fill out the form Student Survey on Feedback. To fill it out, visit:

The Le Chéile Schools Trust

This Trust comprises the schools of fourteen religious congregations. The aim of the Trust is to carry on the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship that has, up to now, been done by individual congregations. It carries out the legal and inspirational role of trusteeship. This is a significant development in Irish education as the Catholic Church and the individual religious congregations renew and reformulate their commitment to Irish education. Click on the Le Chéile logo at the top of the page to access their website.

Revised Common Points Scale for Entry into Higher Education in 2017:

Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education and Skills has announced a revised Common Points Scale for entry into higher education. The revised scale, which has been developed collaboratively by the universities and institutes of technology, builds on the package of reforms announced by the Minister in April, and will apply to students who sit the Leaving Certificate from 2017. Click here to view the revised Common Points Scale.

Visit in of Bernice Moran:

Bernice, a past pupil of St. Mary's visited our school on April 5th and gave a very inspiring talk to our Senior girls.  She spoke about her career as a pilot and how she set up her business called The Bee Sweet Company.  Our girls were very impressed!!!!!


Well done to all the First Years who participated in the SkiFest science competition and to all who received prizes.

Visit of Garda Band to St. Mary's

The Garda Band visited St. Mary's on Feb 12th and performed some of their repertoire of tunes and songs for First, Second and Transition Years.  Many teachers were also in attendance.  It was a most enjoyable experience for all.  After the performance certs were presented to the Transition Years.

Cycle Against Suicide Congress:

Well done to all those who participated in this year's Cycle Against Suicide Congress

St. Mary's Raffle:

Well done to all students and teachers who supported our weekly raffle launched by Ms Cameron. The aim of the raffle is to provide facilities for the school especially chosen by the students for the students.

Congrats Alina Lucia and Kayleigh Foley our first winners.


Numeracy Plan

Dear First Year Parents, each school is obliged to develop a plan to improve the numeracy skills of its students.  We are looking for your feedback to help us plan to improve this important element.  Please click on the link below to access a survey.  Your feedback is important to us and we thank you for your participation.

Visit in of Senator Feargal Quinn

Senator Feargal Quinn visited our school on Friday 13th Feb. and gave a talk to our 4th and 5th Year students as part of our ‪#‎Inspire5 Programme.  Feargal was interesting, entertaining, enlightening and inspiring as he encouraged all of us to strive to be the BEST.