The purpose of this site is to give the viewer an insight into the history of St. Raphaela’s Secondary School, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin while taking into consideration the social and political context under which the school was founded. It is the intention of the creator to design a site that functions both as an educational and a research tool for the reader. The site incorporates three core elements; the founding of the school, the impact of changing education policies and practices on the school and the experience of schooling by pupils and teachers.