St. Colman's College was founded in 1856 as the Cloyne Diocesan College. Our aims are:
- To nurture the full academic and personal development of all in the school community.
- To enhance the self-esteem of each person in an environment of mutual respect.
- To attempt, as a Catholic school, to apply the caring values of the Gospel to all aspects of our school life.
- To foster good relationships within the school, with parents and with the local community.
|Principal:||Mrs. Veronica O'Donoghue|
|Deputy Principal:||Mr. Garvan Queeney|
|Chaplain:||Fr. Eamonn Barry|
|Sixth Year Yearhead:||Ms. Michele Bourke|
|Fifth Year Yearhead:||Mr. John Tobin|
|Third Year Yearhead:||Ms. Catherine Buckley|
|Second Year Yearhead:||Ms. Claire McCarthy|
|First Year Yearhead:||Mr. Patrick Donnelly|
|Transition Year Co-Ord:||Mr. Pat Cashman/Ms. C. Hogan|
|Special Subjects Co-ord:||Mr. Pat Cashman|
|Learning Support:||Ms. Claire McCarthy|
|Guidance Counsellor:||Ms. Patricia Kiely|
|08:50 - 10:56||Three Class Periods|
|10:56 - 11:15||Morning Break|
|11:15 - 13:20||Three Class Periods|
|13:20 - 14:05||Lunch Break|
|14:05 - 15:30||Two Class Periods|
Evening Study is supervised by College Teachers.
|Monday-Friday:||3:50-5:20 (Study 1)|
|5:35-7:00 (Study 2)|
|Term 1:||September to Christmas|
|Term 2:||January to Summer|
Further Information from (025) 31930 / 31622. Supervised study is available on Saturday Mornings from 9.30am - 12.30pm (9.30am - 3.00pm after Christmas). It is also provided during Holiday periods for exam students where possible. It is recommended that First Year pupils do one and a half hours study each evening.
Grey trousers, grey pullover with College crest, grey shirt, College tie and black shoes. The College jacket is also available for purchase in the College and is the only outer garment permitted to be worn inside classrooms. The College jacket can be purchased for approximately €50. The uniform may be purchased from the following outlets:
Shaws, Patrick Street, Fermoy
Hickeys, Patrick Street, Fermoy
St Colman’s College is offering a First Year Book Scheme to assist parents with back to school expenses as follows: Each 1st year student can avail of the book scheme. 1st Year books 2019-20 cost in total €400 -St Colman’s pays €200 per student towards the cost, so each 1st Year student pays €200 in early summer 2019 (May/June) . All your son’s books will be covered and ready for collection in the College on his first day of term at the end of August. Book lists for all years will be published on the school website and posted to prospective pupils during the summer prior to recommencement of school. Pupils will be instructed to keep their books and other valuables in their designated classroom lockers and to take good care of their property. Books may be purchased from:
Spillanes The Bookshop, Pearse Square, Fermoy
Hylands Bookshop, Mitchelstown
Liam Ruiseal, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Easons, Patrick Street, Cork
Piano lessons, for which a fee is charged, are available and given in the school Music Rooms by Mr. Aidan Duggan
St. Colman’s College is well covered by school bus routes in North Cork/ West Waterford. Bus Eireann operate a school transport service on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. All pupils who are eligible for public school transport will receive an application form before the start of the school year. Further details HERE
School Journal & Locker
All pupils are required to have a school journal. A Code of Behaviour is printed on the inside of the front and back covers of the journal. A collaborative approach affords pupils the best opportunity to get the most out of life at school and the journal is a useful means of communication between parents and teachers. Parents are requested to check the journal regularly, to ensure that the homework for each subject is written in and that notes from teachers are countersigned. Journals and a locker for each student are available from Year Heads on the first day of term at a cost of €20 (€10 for Journal & €10 for Locker)
Guidance and Counselling
The Guidance Counsellor, Ms Patricia Kiely, provides advice and counselling on subject choices, career development, College development, College options, C.V.s, C.A.O./U.C.A.S. and career application forms, as well as personal counselling. She is available for consultation by appointment.
Learning Support Service
A Learning Support Service is provided for pupils with learning difficulties. Further information from Ms. Claire McCarthy (025)31080 / 31622
Fr. Eamonn Barry, the College Chaplain, provides pastoral support for pupils. He meets them individually and in class groups on a regular basis.
Class Tutor and Year Head
Each class has a Class Tutor who deals with the day-to-day problems and concerns of pupils. Each year has a Year Head whose task is to record pupil attendance, to monitor the progress of each pupil and to liaise with parents. Mr. Patrick Donnelly is the Year Head for First Years.