St. Angela's School, Ursuline Convent Waterford
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Principal’s Message

When we say St Angela’s, when we hear it said, we have an idea of what that means. Sometimes we have a visual concept – we see the red jumper, the grey skirt, we see hundreds and hundreds of girls coming and going to this place called St Angela’s School We know too that the thousands of girls who have taken their place in societies and communities across the world will be marked by an ability to form judgements and decisions within the understanding of the decent, compassionate and caring approach needed to make any decision or judgement.
St Angela was an extraordinary woman – I never tire of saying this – and all the women who followed her and followed in her footsteps were, and are, extraordinary women.
We would really like you to consider St Angela’s School for your daughter’s education. We know it is a major decision for you and for her – it is a decision which will shape much of her future. It is a decision which allows her to grow into her formative time knowing that St Angela’s commands a respect for the calibre of the people who have worked here, who continue to work here, who subscribe to the notion that each girl is unique, has her own pace in approaching life, has her own wonderful talents, her skills and enthusiasms.
We believe that education – despite all the attempts to diminish it, constrict it in the political arena – is much wider than mere instruction. We believe that examinations, tests, assignments, projects –all very necessary and all a reality of our system- but they are only part of the engagement, they are only part of the formation. We believe too that every girl has depths of emotional intelligence, has spiritual and creative needs; we hope we can meet those needs and those realities.
We know especially that we are as good as our girls make us. The girls who will begin their studies with us, by virtue of their engagement, their brightness and their eagerness, will carry the idea and the reality of St Angela’s into the next hundreds of years.
Edel Connolly