Senior School Principal Welcome

A Place of Belonging

As the Head of School and Principal of Rathdown Senior School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website which sets out a flavour of life in Rathdown School, a place where belonging changes everything.

We are a place of Community

There is an overwhelming sense of belonging and community at Rathdown; every student who has passed through our doors has felt it.

It's part of our DNA. We understand that our sense of happiness and well-being, motivation and health are inextricably linked to the feeling that we belong to a greater community that shares common interests and aspirations. It is this carefully cultivated environment that enables our girls to learn, succeed, achieve, discover, question and find their own purpose. It sets Rathdown apart.

We are a place of Diversity

As a combined day and boarding school, we welcome students of all nationalities, helping to promote an awareness of cultural diversity throughout the School.

Our heritage is rooted in the Protestant tradition, where the values of the Christian faith are nurtured and developed, and members of all faiths along with those of no religious affiliation are welcomed.

We are a place of Encouragement

Each one of our girls is valued and encouraged.

We believe that a good, rounded education is essential to the moral, social, emotional, cultural and academic development of each individual student. We believe that every girl is unique and should be nurtured to achieve her individual best in all aspects of life. We are a place that encourages our girls to question everything and think for themselves. We give our students something that will live beyond their time with us- we give them the space to solve problems, find value in their mistakes, help others succeed and see life through the lens of possibility.

We are a place of Friendship & Fun

We are a community where lifelong friendships are forged.

We offer a happy, caring and safe environment. Our class sizes are small but our expectations are high, achieved through individual attention and warm relationships with teachers, staff and students.

We are a place of Achievement

While we put academic excellence at the heart of our curriculum, we create extensive opportunities for our students to participate in sport, music, art and drama.

We strive to create a space that nurtures a sense of belonging. When we create this space, learning opportunities can occur and we create a culture of possibility, where there are unlimited opportunities and potential for growth.


Please come and visit us to find out more and discover why your daughter belongs here.

Brian Moore | Head of School