The change in status from all boys to co-educational
Historic Dublin boys’ school established in 1888 to become co-educational for the first time
We are delighted to announce that following an extensive period on consultation between staff, parents, students, and all stakeholders, our school is becoming a co-educational institution from September 2023 onwards, welcoming girls as pupils for the first time in its over 130-year history.
This is being announced as part of a raft of recent changes to modernise the historic school, including:
- A new technology wing in the school – allowing St. Joseph’s to become a STEM-focused institution at the cutting edge of secondary education in Ireland.
- The introduction of a wide-range of new subjects including robotics, coding, technology, art, business and horticulture.
- Becoming the founding PTech voluntary school in the country, offering third level qualification opportunities alongside traditional Leaving Certificate
- Excellent range of IT equipment and a focus on digital skills for students
- Free hot lunch service for all students, every day.
Speaking about the announcement, St. Joseph’s Principal Seán Stack said: “We’re delighted to be able to share our excellent facilities and curriculum with a new collection of students. St. Joseph’s has a strong tradition of excellence alongside evolution and these changes allow us to be an early adopter to social needs.”
It is important to offer our facilities and subjects to all students in our area, very much in line with our values and vision for the school. We very much will be focused on ensuring we change from an all-boys school to co-educational, and not merely accepting girls into the school as it is. All new students will have a huge role to play in the development of our school over the coming years. We can’t wait for our local community to see these initiatives in place from September 2023 and look forward to a new era for St. Joseph’s.”
As part of becoming a co-educational school, St. Joseph’s has recruited a dedicated Assistant Principal, Ms. Ciara Dowling, in charge of accommodating the change and looking after new students, which is extremely important for students, parents and teachers to successfully manage the new structure.
For more information on the school and application process, please visit the dedicated FAQ page at stjosephsfairview.ie or call Seán Stack or Ciara Dowling at 01-8339779
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