Educational Philosophy

St. Munchin’s College is a Catholic Diocesan Secondary School under the patronage of the Bishop of Limerick.
The College motto – “Veritas in Caritate” – is taken from St. Paul:-
“If we live by the truth and in love, we shall grow in all ways.”
We see the College as a caring community, in which teachers, students and parents share the Christian ideal. We endeavour to create and sustain such a community so that each of our students can “grow in all ways” – emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, socially and spiritually.
By creating an environment which is favourable to learning, respects the dignity of each individual and actively promotes his self esteem, an environment which is committed to a just and equitable treatment for all, the College tries to ensure that its students are given an education and a value system which will enable them to become responsible members of a rapidly changing society.
St. Munchin’s College aims to be true to its tradition and open to new expressions of that tradition. The founding intention in 1796 centred around preparing students to study as seminaries for the Diocese. This tradition has evolved so that the College is now mindful of its role in forming leadership for the local church and wider community. St. Munchin’s College intends to enable young people to be leaders – lay and ordained – in the community of faith in the Diocese of Limerick and beyond. The College wishes to pass on to its students a solid foundation and experience of faith and an understanding of the Diocese and Church in Limerick.