St.Vincent's Girls' School is situated in the North Inner City in North William Street, between the North Strand and Ballybough. The school has a long history, having been established in 1825 and officially named North William Street School. It was managed by the Religious (Irish) Sisters of Charity at the request of Cardinal Cullen. At the time there were 300 pupils on roll and each teacher taught 70 pupils. The school became part of the National System of Education in 1897 under the trusteeship of the Daughters of Charity of St.Vincent de Paul and was named St.Vincent's Girls' National School with an official Roll Number.
In the 1970s, the school was included in the Department of Education Disadvantage Scheme and in 1996, was one of eight schools in the North East Inner City area to be part of the 'Breaking the Cycle of Educational Disadvantage' Scheme. In recent years, the Department of Education and Science has developed new approaches to tackling Educational Disadvantage through a number of Schemes administered through its Social Inclusion Unit: Delivering Equality in Schools (DEIS - 2007) and School Completion Programme being the most recent. These have provided significant opportunities for the pupils in terms of human and financial resources which provide extra teaching personnel and funding for materials and extra-curricular activities which would otherwise not be available.
The school has wonderful amenities available to students and staff including a cookery room, library, golden time room, resource room, breakfast club, parents room and school hall.
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Breakfast Club Opens: 08:45am
School Day Starts: 09:00am
Break: 10:50am - 11:00am
Lunch: !2:30pm - 1:00pm
Infants Finish: 1:40pm
School Finishes: 2:40pm
School Patronage: Catholic
Roll Number: 15056L
Chairperson of the Board of Management: Sister Anne Neylon DC
Principal: Margaret O'Connor
Deputy Principal: Sinead Healy
Home School Liaison Coordinator: Fiona Gallagher