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CEIST has been formed as an expression of collaborative trusteeship. It has responsibility for the more than 100 secondary schools associated with the five collaborating Congregations in the Republic of Irelland in 2007. Ard Scoil Mhuire incorporated CEIST in May 2007.




Trustees (CEIST) Goals


The core values of CEIST are intended to support and nourish the lives of the people who are at the heart of our schools - students, staff and parents. These are the members of the school; their rights must be respected and their responsibilities should be performed in a manner which promotes the spiritual development of each person, achieves quality in teaching and learning, shows respect for every person, creates a sense of community and is founded on compassion and justice. These values can only be lived out if students, staff and parents work together for the common good of all. In CEIST schools processes should be put in place to deal with areas of conflict and disagreement so that the dignity of all members of the school can be protected.


  • Promoting Spiritual and Human Development

A belief that a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ give meaning and purpose to our lives.

  • Achieving Quality in Teaching and Learning

A commitment to excellence and to continually improving the quality of teaching and learning.

  • Showing Respect for Every Person

>A respect for the unique and intrinsic value of every person.

  • Creating Community

Creating schools that are faith communities of welcome and hospitality where Gospel values are lived and where there is special care for those most in need.

  • Being Just and Responsible

To seek to act justly and responsibly in all our relationships.