Michaels Holy Faith Convent Finglas
Benildus College was
founded in 1966 and was named after the De La Salle
Saint, Brother Benildus of Clermont, France. The school is
situated on the upper Kilmacud Road, midway between Dundrum
and Stillorgan. The school is ideally located to cater for
the educational needs of male students from a wide area encompassing
districts as far apart as Rathfarnham to Foxrock and Milltown
to Enniskerry. Set against a backdrop of the Dublin Mountains
and located on a 25 acre site it has state of the art educational
and sporting facilities. With four computer rooms and over
80 networked computers there is a strong emphasis on learning
with the aid of technology and online educational resources.
Most sports are played and all are encouraged.
Benildus students are either current or immediate past All-Ireland
champions at sports as diverse as Soccer, Table Tennis, and
Chess and are provincial champions at gaelic.
Originally designed for 300 it now caters for about 750 students,
mainly from the locality but with a healthy blend of other
cultural and ethnic students who bring wonderful diversity
and multiculturalism to the school.
St Benildus College is recognised both locally, nationally
and internationally as a cutting edge secondary school in
the area of integrating technology into the delivery of the
curriculum. Delegations, both national and international,
have visited St Benildus to study this new teaching and learning
paradigm. Educational instutions such as Limerick University
and Blackrock Education Centre make use of the technology
rooms/facilities to deliver their ICT courses out of school
time while our own students, staff and the local community
are encouraged to embrace technology and online educational
resources as a normal part of their education, learning and
living. St Benildus is indebted to the NCTE
for its funding and support in developing its technological
infrastructure and in particular for including the school
in the Intel
sponsored SIP project 069.
believe that we, at Confey
make a difference by providing a quality education to our students
in a caring and respectful environment. We value respect, fair
play and everyone's right to be himself or herself. We aim to
help our students to develop a sense of their own unique worth,
to become their best selves and to respect the rights of others.
We strive for good relationships between our students, our staff
and our parents. We educate our students not only for now, but
also for life.
Confey College is a co-educational Community College in Leixlip,
Co. Kildare, Rep. of Ireland. The school opened to 36 students
in September 1986 and has about 670 students at present. The
college offers a comprehensive curriculum and students prepare
for Junior and leaving Certificate examinations. There is also
an extensive co-curricular programme for both boys and girls.
Confey College has provided an ICT centre of excellence to educate
our students and the community." Confey College hosted the pilot
stage of the new national computer-training programme for teachers,
Intel Teach to the Future, in June 2000. A five-week Teach to
the Future course for primary school teachers was held in the
school during the months of May & June 2001. As part of SIP
069 project, Room 11 was converted into the school's third computer
room. The Confey College-Intercom partnership saw the commencement
of courses in the school in a variety of areas such as JEB courses
for teachers and introductory courses for adults and ECDL courses
Community school is located on the north side of Cork city and
was officially opened in 1975 by the then Minister for Education,
Mr. Richard Burke. As
well as serving the local population it also has a special unit
to cater for physically handicapped students. The motto of the
school is " Meas ar gach Craobh " and this is very much a guiding
principle of the school. Each year the students personal attributes
and endeavours are acknowledged at our awards ceremony - "The
Gradam Evening". At the time of it's inception, the gradam
evening was a unique event in Cork.
The school provides a transition year programme as well as a
Leaving Certificate Applied programme and the Leaving Certificate
Vocational programme. Over the years the school has been actively
involved in many educational initiatives like ISCIP, SIP, SESP.
Attached to the school is a sports complex comprising of a 25
metre swimming pool, health studio and sports hall and this
is used by the school during the school day. This facility certainly
helps to promote sport and physical fitness. Our students have
gained representative honours in a variety of sports over the
years - Cork senior hurling and football, international swimming,
hockey and soccer. In this regard our most famous past pupil
is, probably, Roy Keane.
We are fortunate, also, to have a very generous benefactor which
has allowed us to set up a charitable trust that enables the
Board of Management to award scholarships, to promote Gaelic
culture and to promote an appreciation of the Arts. We are also
able to provide assistance to our students as they progress
to third level education and training.
1931 Killorglin Community College has played an important role
in the educational life of the Mid Kerry Region. In 1982 the
new college was opened and is located
on a 15-acre campus equipped with playing pitches and a modern
sports complex on the outskirts of Killorglin. We are a co-educational
school encouraging mutual respect among boys and girls with
equal opportunity for both. The college provides a broad range
of subjects and courses in a disciplined environment and is
to the forefront of innovation and new programmes in ICT Areas.
facilitate the provision of these programmes the college is
equipped with state of the art Multi Media and Computer laboratories.
In addition to a broad, modern and varied curriculum many extra
curricular activities are provided including athletics, cross-country
running, music and drama, fundraising activies for charities
and worthwhile causes. We also engage in National and International
Educational Tours and Travel.
Michael's Holy Faith Secondary School Wellmount Road, Finglas,
was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Faith in 1959. The school
is committed to a curriculum which meets the needs of every
student and offers choices from a wide range of subjects and
courses. All students follow the Junior Certificate Course and
then choose from four options for the Senior Cycle: Transition
Year, the 'Traditional' Leaving Certificate, the Leaving Certificate
Applied and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. Optional
Subjects Include French, German, Geography, History, Business
Organisation, Economics, Accounting, Home Economics, Biology,
Physics, Chemistry, Art, Music, and Typing. All subjects are
offered at Higher and Ordinary Level.
Michael's provides a wide-ranging physical education programme
for all students. The building of a purpose-built gym
has been approved by the Government. It is anticipated
that building will commence early in 2002. Our school
is renowned for its excellence in netball, having won
numerous All-Ireland leagues. Both present and past pupils
proudly represent their country at international level.
Almost 50% of our senior cycle students choose to do the
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme which develops
their understanding of business and the world of work.
The Transition Year programme links with four other schools
in the area to run joint mini-companies through the Finglas
/ Cabra S.I.L.S. Programme and Young Enterprise. Leaving
Certificate Applied students organise mini-companies and
prepare for entering the world of work through their key
assignments and tasks.
St. Michael's has a long established Pastoral Care system,
with a Year-Head and Class-Tutor for each class. Our school
has a Remedial teacher, a Resource teacher, two Guidance
Counsellors, a Chaplain and a Home-School Liaison teacher.