The Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Salerno, is a Christian community in keeping with the educational philosophy of St Claudine Thevenet.
We are committed to an education which fosters personal growth, self-worth and openness to the spiritual dimension of life for all its members.
We aspire to educate, to be educated and to promote responsibility. We aim to work together in a respectful, caring and just environment.
The school’s ethos is derived from the educational vision of St Claudine Thevenet which:
- encourages an education which fosters holistic development, personal growth and self work with an openness to the spiritual dimension of life for its members and
- aspires to educate, to promote responsibility, and to work together in a respectful, caring and just environment.
The education of young people in the Catholic faith was a ministry which had priority in all the works of St Claudine. Faith is nourished by prayer, reflection on the gospel message and the celebration of the liturgy. Religious Education classes continue to be valued as essential periods within the school timetable and the place of Retreats continue to be ensured.
All activities of the school, including the Admissions Policy are assessed against the stated ethos of the school, which aims to promote Catholic values in the life of the student.
Salerno Secondary School operates within the regulations laid down by the Department of Education and Skills and the school follows the curricular programmes prescribed by the DES, which may be amended from time to time, in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act 1998. It is to be clearly understood that the school depends on the grants and teacher resources provided by the DES.