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St 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.Location Map of St benildus College Stillorgan 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.

We believe that we, at Confey College, Confey Collegecan 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 for students.

Mayfield 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. Staff with some students in Mayfield Community CollegeAs 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.

Since 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 locatedLocation map for Killorglin Community College 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. Kilorglin Community CollegeTo 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.
St. 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.

St. 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.

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