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Message from the Principal.

Welcome to Salesian Secondary College, a co-educational, Catholic secondary school for 12 to 19 year olds, set on nearly 500 acres of magnificent farmland. Our school is located mere moments from the N69, in the beautiful, rolling countryside of Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick. We attract students from the immediate locality of Pallaskenry, Clarina and Kildimo, and from Shanagolden, Askeaton, Foynes, Ballysteen, Adare, Patrickswell, Kilcornan, Mungret, Dooradoyle and Crecora. Enjoying our fabulous rural setting, we are only 15 minutes from the Dock Road roundabout in Limerick City. We are a medium sized school, with a lovely combination of country and city students working and learning together.

Students of all abilities and faiths choose our school because of our reputation for providing an ambitious learning atmosphere in a caring, secure, supportive environment. In our school, each young person can develop a sense of belonging to the school community.

In terms of teaching and learning policy and delivery, our reputation in the Shannon region is one of a leading, progressive and innovative school. Our creative and expert teaching and support staff strive to make the learning process enjoyable, though challenging, for all students. We offer a wide curriculum of academic, practical and pastoral subjects from 1st Year, through our dynamic and exciting Transition Year Programme (optional), to Leaving Certificate. We are constantly developing as a school and constantly learning from each other and from the young people. In this way, we stay progressive and inventive in our approach to provide the best education possible for your child.

Our Salesian heritage is the cornerstone of our work with your sons and daughters. The founder of the Salesian Order, St. John Bosco, was a young man when he arrived in Turin in the early 1800s and found young people, struggling to be heard and to find their future. His message to us, as teachers, is to treat the young people with reason, faith and loving kindness and to place them at the heart of all we do. He tells us that your sons and daughters are to be celebrated and encouraged, so that they can reach their emotional, spiritual, learning and physical potential, experience joy and become good Christians and good citizens.

We want your child, and your family, to feel part of this great Salesian story and we invite you to explore our school through our website or by logging on to our school Facebook or Twitter pages to keep up to date with all that happens in our busy school. You are all welcome to share in the Salesian journey with us in Pallaskenry.

Caitríona Morgan-O’Brien.