Pastoral Care

The aim of our pastoral care programme is to gain knowledge of each student as an individual person, so that we are better equipped to make her school experience a happy and successful one. The potential of each individual is recognised and respected. The school's Christian values and highly developed caring ethos form the basis of our excellent pastoral care system.

All First Year students participate in a one-day orientation programme to help them make the adjustment from primary to secondary school.

Each student is assigned a Tutor Teacher who takes a special interest in monitoring progress in all areas, personal, academic and social. Students also have a Year Head who monitors the whole year group.

We encourage the development of leadership skills, producing leaders who will be willing to work with others for the benefit of all. To encourage leadership skills, the school has a successful prefect structure within the school through a structured system of Head Girls, Senior Prefects, Sport Captains and Student Council Representatives.

Learning support is provided by the Learning Support Department.

Contact with Parents

We value contact and co-operation with parents. Each year group has a parent-teacher meeting once a year. There are regular information evenings on aspects of curriculum and school life. Reports are issued twice yearly for all students following in-house exams at Christmas and at the end of the school year. The school has a Parents' Association. Parents are welcome to become involved in the association and in all the activities organised by it. All students are notified in advance of such activities.

Newsletters are sent to parents on a regular basis throughout the school year.

Code of Behaviour

Positive behaviour is an important aspect of school life and in the formation of a young person. Indeed, it is a hallmark of a good disciplinary system that it helps the young person to develop an effective self discipline, which will be of benefit all through life. We believe that school discipline is a shared responsibility which can only be effectively discharged and maintained through the active co-operation of all those involved - teachers, students, parents, management and trustees. The school's Code of Behaviour helps to create and maintain a safe healthy atmosphere and environment which is conducive to learning.

Before entering the school, it is necessary for each student and parent/guardian to read, understand, accept and sign the school rules and Code of Behaviour.
Please click here to view the return dates for August 2017.

To facilitate the implementation of the new Junior Cycle programme we will have a timetable format for the 2017-2018 academic year, click here to view.
Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletters tab to read.

Congratulations to our new Head Girl Ruth Walsh and Deputy Head Girl Megan Thornton

Book lists for 2017-18 are now available - click on the Curriculum tab, then the Book Rental tab to view

The timetable for the Summer Exam and revision blocks is now available, click on the Calendars tab, then the Examination tab.

We have been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Student Theatre Awards on May 17th, best of luck to all.

The timetables for the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams are now available, click on the Calendar tab, then the Examination tab to view.

The Christmas Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab.

The calendars for 2016-2017 are now available - Click on the Calendar tab to view.

Click here to view a fantastic video about our Basketball team's trip to Limoges, April 2015.

Photos from Awards Night, October 20th 2015, are now on the website, click on the photogallery below to view.

Click on the parents tab, then Upcoming Events to read about courses for parents starting in October

Click here to read a letter from the Principal, Mr. Adrian Gibbs

Click on the Calendar tab to view the Calendar for 2015-2016

Click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab to read the Summer 2015 Newsletter

Click here to read the Transition Year 2015-2016 Brochure

The report from the WSE/MLL Evaluation that took place in May 2014 has been published.  Click on the Curriculum Tab to read the report.

Scroll to end of this page and click on the photogallery to view photos from Awards Night.

Click on the About Us tab, then the History tab to read 'Looking Back', the reflection delivered by 2 past pupils and 1 current pupil at the Official Opening.





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