About Our School
Message From

Our Principal

As Principal of St. Catherine’s Vocational School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. This site contains detailed information about our school and I hope it will also give you an insight into our happy, dynamic and caring school community. Students at St. Catherine’s are educated in an environment where respect is the core value. As our world changes, the need for respect, honesty, kindness and courage remain and here at St. Catherine’s we work to ensure students leave our care with the best preparation for life that we can impart.
Our committed and capable staff deliver a quality education across all aspects of school life; curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular. Our inclusive school allows students to grow both personally and academically. We encourage persistence in the pursuit of excellence. Our aim is to have all students reach their full potential.
The community that is St. Catherine’s Vocational School works together to create a vibrant, warm and welcoming atmosphere in which all students thrive. I look forward to welcoming you to St. Catherine’s Vocational School to experience it for yourself and to see the multitude of activities that go on in the school on a daily basis.
Ms. Anne Marie Luby
School Principal

Our Mission

What We Stand For

St. Catherine’s Vocational School seeks to achieve a safe, respectful learning and working environment so that participants can achieve their full potential in partnership with relevant agencies.

Our Programmes

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel

St. Catherine’s Vocational School is one of sixteen second-level schools administered by the Donegal Education and Training Board. Programmes on offer include, Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Transition Year, Nursing Studies,  Early Childhood Care and Education FETAC Level 5.
Our Vision

Teaching the Professionals of tomorrow

St. Catherine’s Vocational School is a multi-denominational, co-educational second level school located in the fishing port of Killybegs with a student enrolment of 330

The school opened in 1987, and was extended in 2011 by two classrooms, a fitness suite and disability access was also added. In 2014 the school benefited from the addition of the autism spectrum disorder centre.  This provides first-class facilities for students, teachers and members of the wider community. The school gymnasium and all-weather synthetic playing pitch double as a community resource during the evenings and both have a full schedule of activities.

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1987: The original two-storey building opened
2011: A building extension with two classrooms, fitness suite, changing rooms and disability access added.
2014: Autism Spectrum Disorder Centre added

The School gymnasium and all-weather synthetic playing pitch double as a community resource during the evenings with full activities. The school also offers a range of adult education classes and parenting programmes in the evening.

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1st to 3rd Year Students follow the Junior Cycle of subjects.

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Transition Year is an optional year for 4th year students.

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5th and 6th Year Students follow the Leaving Certificate.

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Student Council

St Catherine’s Vocational School Student Council 2019-2020

Students are selected by their peers to represent them on the Student Council each year.


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Get In Touch

Location: Donegal Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal. F94 A004

Telephone: (074) 973 1491

Email: stcatherines@donegaletb.ie

School Hours: M-F: 9am – 4pm