Dr. Áine Moran
Welcome to our Website
I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead this wonderful new school in Tyrrelstown. I thank each of our parents for entrusting your child to us for the next five or six years of their education. Together we will build a school of excellence and care which will serve the needs of this community.
Fostering self-esteem and promoting mutual respect are central to our philosophy of education and we will take pride in creating an atmosphere that is both nurturing and stimulating. Within the school, I hope we can create a great sense of community and common purpose and work extremely closely with our parents/guardians to promote and sustain an environment which encourages and stimulates learning. This will enable us to provide a learning experience which is enjoyable yet disciplined.
At Le Cheile Secondary School, we will strive to educate the whole person: spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually. To this end I would encourage all students to get involved in extra curricular activities, whether it be sport, music, green schools, chess, debating etc. As a new school we will strive to build connections with local community groups, other educational establishments – from preschool to third level and with local businesses. It is my view that we can create much more working in collaboration than working alone.
As a school of the Le Cheile Trust, we belong to a rich network of schools extending across Ireland. The tradition and ethos which we share with this network serve only to enrich the experience we offer as we seek to develop young people who are willing and able to make a valuable contribution to a rapidly changing world.
Le Cheile Secondary School is a Catholic school committed to promoting Christian values and affirming the personal worth and dignity of each student. The school is inclusive of students from all cultures and backgrounds and celebrates diversity. We aim to ensure that Le Cheile Secondary School is a place where students feel at ease and cared for enabling them to relate to one another and to staff in an open, respectful and trusting manner. The school values the role of parents in the education of their children and seeks to work in partnership with them.
“The characteristic spirit of our school is based on the vision and values of the Le Cheile Charter. It is underpinned by a philosophy of education that has at its centre the unique dignity of the human person as a child of God.”
Our School Motto is welcome • wisdom • witness
This motto is inspired by the heritage and gift of all the other Le Cheile Schools. We hope to take the very best from our heritage and build a great school for the future.
Board of Management
The Education Act 1998 states that “it shall be the duty of a Board to manage the school on behalf of the Patron (Trustees)”. The Trustees are the legal owners of the school which the Board of Management has been appointed to manage. The Trustees of Le Chéile Secondary School are The Le Chéile Schools Trust.
According to the Articles of Management of Voluntary Secondary Schools “The school shall be conducted in accordance with the religious and educational philosophy of the Trustees”. The Board of Management is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that the curriculum of the school is in accordance with the religious and educational criteria defined by the Trustees.
The Board must act in accordance with any act of the Oireachtas relating to the operation of the school.
The functions of the Board must be performed collectively. Individual members have no power to act on behalf of, or in the name of, the Board. The Board, however may authorise the Chairperson and/or another member, to act on its behalf, for a specified period of time in respect of a particular function or functions. The Principal acts as Secretary to the Board and is entitled to attend and speak at meetings but does not have a vote.
The School’s Board of Management is appointed by Trust Board. It is made up of eight members. At the moment there is an intern Board. A new Board of Management will be elected in October and will be made up of:
- 4 nominees from the
- 2 elected nominees from
the Parent Body
- 2 elected nominees
from the Teaching Staff
The Chairperson is appointed by the Trust Board and is chosen from the eight members.
- The current Chairperson is Ms. Margaret Lennon.
- The Principal of the school acts as Secretary to the Board of Management
The School’s Management Team is made up of:
Principal: Dr. Áine Moran
Deputy Principal: MS. Leona Harrington
Assistant Principal: Ms. Erin O’Brien
Assistant Principal: Ms. Fiona Byrne