The star, crest and motto Veritas epitomises the aim of Dominican Schools and Colleges which is the pursuit of Truth in all its forms.
Today in Ireland, the management and running of Dominican Secondary schools has been largely placed within the Le Chéile Schools Trust.
However, the Dominican ethos is carried through the many secondary schools that were founded by the Dominican Sisters.
This ethos is concerned with the education of the whole person where the focus is on the search for truth about God, the world, ourselves and our eternal destiny. The schools, which are based on a sense of trust, work in partnership with parents to instruct and educate the young people, encouraging respect, responsibility, initiative, personal growth and leadership.
Teachers in Dominican schools aim to awaken in pupils a love of learning and a desire to search for truth. Each pupil is helped to achieve self-understanding and acceptance of her unique worth and an appreciation of the uniqueness of others. Every effort is made to develop skills which will enable pupils to play an active role in their own learning and to seek a standard of excellence.