The Spiritan Education Trust

The Spiritan Education Trust (SET) is charged by the Spiritan Congregation to direct and supervise its educational mission. As an education school trust, the SET are guided by the motto of the Congregation, ‘cor unum et anima una’ (one heart, one soul). Working together within each school community and as a community of schools, they value diversity as a gift from God and the foundation for building communities each day.

The Spiritan Education Trust, currently has 10 schools catering for over 5,000 students.

Please click on this link to visit the Spiritan Education Trust website.

About the Spiritan Education Trust (SET)

The Spiritan Education Trust (formerly Des Places Educational Association) is a company limited by guarantee set up in 1999 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit designated to act as Patron of the nine Spiritan schools and colleges in Ireland. Up to that time, the official Patron was the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Ireland, assisted by the Provincial Council.

The Spiritan Education Trust company consists of two bodies, the Members of the Company and a Board of Directors. The Members of the Company are the Provincial Council of the Congregation. The affairs and business of the Company are managed by the Board of Directors. This board’s members are appointed by the members of the Company.

An Executive Education officer, a Faith and Mission Officer, as well as a Financial Officer, are employed by the Board of Directors. The Chairman and all other Directors of the Board give of their time and expertise voluntarily. The trust encourages education policies, programmes and practices which nurture and develop the abilities, talents and interests of each person in ways that promote and champion active local and global citizenship and solidarity with people who are marginalized.


In Ireland today, the Education Act which gives direction to all education initiatives and institutions speaks about the characteristic spirit of a school (Ethos).

A founding principle of the Spiritan Education Trust is the belief that the Holy Spirit is present and should enliven each moment and every part of the school community. It is through this lens that we articulate the Spiritan Seven Core Values that are at the heart of each of our educational works. These seven values are

  • Openness to the Spirit
  • A Sense of Community
  • Option for the Poor
  • Commitment to Service
  • Global Vision
  • High Educational Standards
  • Personal and Faith Development
21 2024
Preschool opens
21 2024
Inservice Days
23 2024
Junior Infants return to school
26 2024
School re-opens for all pupils
Our Preschool Trip to Airfield Farm was so much fun!!
Please see below for more information on our fantastic win in Croke Park!
We have had a great year in senior infants. We are looking forward to the summer holidays!
Contact Us
St. Michael's College Junior
Ailesbury Road
Dublin 4

01 218 9440

© 2024 St. Michael's College Junior School