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Mision Statement & Nano Nagle

Nano Nagle

On Monday morning, April 26th, 1784, a Nun lay dying in a convent in Cork City.  This was Sister Mary of St. John of God – better known as 

Nano Nagle.  

Less than a week had elapsed since she had taken to her bed, weakened and exhausted.  Up till then, every child in Cork had known her as a second mother.  

When the priest had anointed her, she begged him to look after the children when she had gone, and while she spoke her eyes became aglow as they always did when she spoke of children.  

Mara Assumpta’s staff and children celebrate the life of Nano Nagle, to mark Presentatiom Day, November the 21st.



The ethos of our school MariaAssumptaSeniorGirlsSchool, under the trusteeship of the Presentation Sisters, is to communicate Christian values of human life and human relationships.

The school recognises that in this area parents are the primary educators of their children and the school seeks to support them in this role.

Our school will always respect the dignity, modesty and privacy of each child and family unit.

The main purpose of this school is:-

  • The development of its pupils to their full potential: spiritually, educationally, physically and emotionally.
  •  To help them to be good social mixers with respect for themselves, their parents and the wider community.
  • The creation of a healthy and trusting environment in which each child feels secure and happy to learn and to accept new information.
  • To create a positive school climate and warm atmosphere where children of all cultural, social and ethnical backgrounds feel they belong.


The child’s experience and opinions are valued and respected.

High expectations and standards are both encouraged and promoted.

It is also our philosophy to work closely in partnership with all members of our school community.

Schedule Of Scoil Maria Assumpta

A Roman Catholic School, Scoil Maria Assumpta, Pearse Road, Ballyphehane, Cork aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.  The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.