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Tom Lowry


Maura Murray

Deputy Principal

Olive Costello

Deputy Principal

Carmel Mc Cormack

Deputy Principal

  • Second year Yearhead & Music: Ms. L. Duignan
  • Third year Yearhead & Publications:Ms. M. O’Brien
  • Fifth year Yearhead & Photography: Ms. P.Keogh
  • Programme Co ordinator and Transition Year/SDP: Ms. M. McLoughlin
  • Special Education/Uisneach Centres:Ms. A. Lloyd
  • Building coordinator: Mr. M. Walsh /Lockers
  • Examination Secretary: Ms. Sara Kelly
  • FETAC Co-ordinator:Ann Ganly
  • Finance:David Wynne
  • Alannah O’Shea: Envionmental Officer
  • Naomi Brennan: In house examinations
  • Sinead Neilan: Awards/Social Awareness
  • Des Dolan: First  year Yearhead &Sports Co-ordinator
  • AineFeeley: Pastoral Care
  • Giselle Foley: Music
  • Maura Igoe: Newslink/Irish Language promotion co ordinator
  • Noreen Peredo: Student Mentors/Teacher Induction
  • Patrick Greally: Attendance /Stationary supplies
  • Aileen Martin: College Website,Student cards, Moodle
  • Fidelma Quinn: Sixth year Yearhead & Work Placement– LCVP/Transition Year
  • Orlaith Ward: PRO/School Promotion
  • Angela Keenan: Staffroom /Student support Liasion Officer
  • Olivia Norris: Student Council / Prefects/School books Scheme
  • Sinead Shine: Media/PR,Student Council
  • Miriam Halley: Adult Education
  • Deirdre O’Connor: Special Needs/Events
  • Finnuala Ryan Garda Vetting/Erasmus coordiantor

Special Education Organiser: Ann Lloyd

Guidance Counsellor: Josephine Meehan/Frances Lee/Naomi McCormack

Chaplain: Aine Feeley

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The day to day management of the school is delegated to the Principal, assisted by the Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Duties post holders and staff. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school subject to the direction of the Board of Management as the overall management authority for the school.

The Principal controls the internal organisation, management and discipline of the school, exercises supervision over the teaching and non-teaching staff and has power, for any cause which he judges adequate, to dismiss, subject to the approval of the Board, or to suspend pupils from attendance, but on the dismissal or suspension of any pupil, the parents shall be informed that he or she has the right to appeal to the Board. The functions are also clearly specified in Sections 22 and 23 of the Education Act.

The Deputy Principals assist the Principal in the day-to-day running of the school and deputise for the Principal in his absence.

The Principal, Deputy Principal and holders of Posts of Responsibility will together form the in-school management team for the school, subject to the overall authority of the Principal and the Board of Management.

The Yearhead forms part of the Middle Management system that relates specifically to parents. It is the role of the Yearhead to establish personal relationship with the students in his/her assigned Year. He/She is fully responsible for these students.

Yearheads 2017/2018
First Year: Mairead O’Brien
Second Year:Pamela Keogh
Third Year: Lorna Duignan
Transition Year: Myra McLoughlin
Fifth Year: Ann Lloyd
Sixth Year: Mark Walsh

Duties of Yearhead include:

• To create a positive climate within the particular year with emphasis or good behaviour, respect and study skills.
• To monitor attendance, uniform, record absenteeism and grant permissions
• To support and advise tutors/teachers with regard to problem students.
• To communicate and liaise with parents.
• To monitor breaches of discipline and implement sanctions
• To monitor students reports
• To compile and maintain all student records
• To liaise with Career Guidance/Chaplain/HSL and Special education department on students abilities and difficulties.

The Tutor is the class teacher with responsibility for a class unit.

• To monitor the progress of students
• To endeavour to resolve difficulties
• To monitor attendance, uniform, punctuality and absenteeism and to alert parents regarding difficulties.
• To implement SPHE programme (See section of SPHE).
• To advise on Student Awards (See section on Awards).

The staff, together with the Principal and the Deputy Principal, acts as an advisory body to the Board of Management in the formulation of education policy. Each teacher is responsible for the effective teaching of the subject(s) allocated to him/her by the Principal. Each teacher is expected to cover the subject syllabus, mark and monitor homework and prepare students for examinations. Section 22 of the Education Act further defines the role of Principal and teachers as follows:

“The Principal of a recognised school and the teachers in a recognised school, under the direction of the Principal, shall have responsibility, in accordance with this Act, for the instruction provided to students in the school and shall contribute, generally, to the education and personal development of students in that school.

The Principal and teachers shall

• Encourage and foster learning in the students.
• Regularly evaluate students and periodically report the results of the evaluation to the students and their parents.
• Collectively promote co-operation between the school and the community, which it serves.

Our School operates a teacher based classroom system which means each teacher has their own classroom. Our Campus is made of a number of buildings-St.Josephs,St. Kierans, St. Brigids, St. Malachys, St. Patricks, St. Philips, St. Marys and the Business Centre.