St Vincent's Secondary School

Strategic Planning


The Board of Management engages in strategic planning and tracks the development of the school with reference to this strategic plan. The current strategic plan sets out the Board’s priorities and replaces the school’s development plan which was developed in response to the school’s Whole School Evaluation Inspection carried out by the DES Inspectorate in 2009, DES initiatives and school initiatives.

The current plan (available on request from the Principal by emailing is centred on the four domains of practice for Leadership and Management outlined in the DES ‘Looking at Our Schools’ document: Leading Learning and Teaching, Managing the Organisation, Leading School Development and Developing Leadership Capacity. It is a dynamic document which is updated regularly to track progress on school priorities and is the overarching document guiding the School Self Evaluation process and the development of the school. The overarching priority is to fulfil the school mission statement and to be faithful to the vision mission and values of our Ceist Charter:

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full”

Jn. 10:10

A compassionate and Just Society inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

To provide a holistic education in the Catholic tradition

Core Values

Promoting Spiritual and Human Development
We believe a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ give meaning and purpose to our lives

Achieving Quality in Teaching and Learning
We are committed to excellence and to continually improving the quality of teaching and learning

Showing Respect for Every Person
We respect the unique and intrinsic value of every person

Creating Community
Our schools are faith communities of welcome and hospitality where Gospel values are lived and where there is special care for those most in need

Being Just and Responsible
We seek to act justly and responsibly in all our relationships

St Vincent's Secondary School
Seatown Place
Co. Louth

042 933 6736/933 2790

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