Junior Class Names in Manor House

The Junior Cycle classes in Manor House are identified by geographical names which relate to the SMG. The sisters have communities in many countries and we like to celebrate their work by using these place-names to identify our younger classes. These include Corston, Florence, Kairos, Kiambu, Kitui, Maryfield, Mulutu, Mutito, Mwingi, Paris, Rochford, Roehampton, Rome, Stoke and Venezuela. These 'labels' remind us of the worldwide service provided by the SMG.

Mission Statement

Manor House School aims to provide all its students with an academic programme appropriate to their needs within a caring and supportive environment. We are proud of our school, its record of excellence and its ethos of care and concern for others.

Ethos

A partnership of Pupils, Parents, Staff and Board of Management, working together for

  1. Development of personal skills
  2. Academic achievement
  3. Equality of opportunity
  4. Raising expectations
  5. Community involvement
  6. Evolving technological skills

The ethos of Manor House School originates in the statement of educational and religious philosophy of its Trustees and aims to provide an academic programme appropriate to the needs of all students within a caring and supportive environment. The school prides itself on achieving a record of academic excellance while promoting an ethos of care and concern for others.

The school is to be commended on using its statement of ethos as a starting point in the development of policies, thus leading to the realisation of its vision in practice. Pastoral structures developed within the school and involving staff and students, along with a number of policies reflect the characteristic spirit of Manor House School, placing respect and dignity for individual at its heart: anti-bullying charter is evidence of the respect demanded on behalf of each student by the school.

This year there has been a new development for the school and our trustees. The Poor Servants established a new trust with 12 other religious orders. So we are now a school in the SMG tradition under the trusteeship of the Le Chéile Schools Trust.

"To promote Catholic education as an option within the Irish Education System and to develop the schools of the Congregations in the service of their local communities, the state and the Church"

This year there has been a new development for the school and our trustees. The Poor Servants of the Mother of God established a new trust with 12 other religious orders. So we are now a school in the SMG tradition under the trusteeship of the Le Cheile Schools Trust.

This Trust is being set up by twelve religious congregations. Cross and Passion Sisters, De la Salle Brothers, Dominican Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus, Holy Faith Sisters, Patrician Brothers, Religious of Christian Education, Sisters of Charity of St. Paul, Sisters of Jesus and Mary, Sisters of St. Louis, Society of the Holy Child Jesus and the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. The twelve congregations are currently responsible for 45 voluntary secondary schools and are trustees in 8 Community Schools. They also run a number of primary schools, third level institutions and are engaged in different education projects for disadvantaged young people.

Function of the Trust

The trust carries out the legal and inspirational roles as outlined in the Education Act and in their own Charter documents. This includes overall responsibility for ethos development, property and finance. They provide Support to Boards of Management,Leadership Training, Consultative services to the schools on a range of issues, networking and communication within the Trust and with a wide range of other bodies, planning and negotiation.