General Information

Mission Statement

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: Mr Sean Lane                           
Deputy Principal: Mr. Jimmy Condon             
Chaplain: Fr. Eamonn Barry
Sixth Year Yearhead: Ms. Michele Bourke            
Fifth Year Yearhead: Mr. John Tobin                    
Third Year Yearhead: Mr. Ronan O'Donnell         
Second Year Yearhead: Mr. Mossy Barry                  
First Year Yearhead: Mr. Patrick Donnelly          
Transition Year Co-Ord: Ms. Colette Hogan              
Tansition Yearhead Ms. Alice O' Callaghan       
Learning Support: Ms. Claire McCarthy          
Guidance Counsellor: Ms. Patricia Kiely               
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School Timetable
08:40 - 10:40 Three Class Periods
10:40 - 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 - 13:00 Three Class Periods
13:00 - 13:35 Lunch Break
13:35 - 15:35 Three Class Periods

Note: School will finish at 1pm each Wednesday


Evening Study is supervised by College Teachers.

Mon,Tue,Thurs,Fri: 3:50-5:20 (Study 1)
 5:35-7:00 (Study 2)
Term 1: September to Christmas
Term 2: January to Summer

*As school finishes at 1pm on Wed: Study 1 will take place from 1:30 - 3:00

                                                                                                            Study 2 will take place from 3:15 - 4:45

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.

School Uniform

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

School Books

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 2020-21 cost in total €314-St Colman’s pays €164 per student towards the cost, so each 1st Year student pays €150 in early summer 2019 (May/June). All your son’s books will be 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

School Transport

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

School Chaplain

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.

School Contact Details

Phone: 025 31622/025 31930

Fax: 025 31634