Transition Year Manchester Trip! - 17 May 2015

On the 30th of April Colaiste Lorcain’s Transition Years, along with, Ms Wafer, Ms Gavigan and Mr McGovern left Castledermot at 6am and headed to Dublin port to catch a ferry to Holyhead. Once we arrived it was back to our bus and off to Cheshire Oaks, a large outlet store
near Manchester. We had a great time here hunting for bargains and checking out the all the designers shops. Having finished our shopping we drove to our hotel, The Premier Inn, and made a beeline to our bedrooms!

 After some time to unpack and freshen up we had dinner at  the hotel before leaving for a local bowling alley. Everyone had lots of fun playing pool and other arcade games, as well as some great rounds of bowling! The next day we were up bright and early again as we were off to Alton

Towers right after breakfast! We arrived at the theme park right on
time and made a beeline for all the best roller coasters! I have to
say I was really impressed by the place and had a brilliant time.
Traffic slowed our journey to the hotel, so it was straight to dinner
once off the bus. After dinner we travelled to The Trafford Centre, a
massive shopping centre nearby, where  we went to the cinema.

On day three we enjoyed a lie in, before heading to The Trafford Centre
for shopping, a lot of shopping! We left laden with bags and after a
quick drive we arrived at Old Trafford, the football stadium. We were
here to watch a match between West Brom and Manchester United. After
watching the players arrive, we took some group photos and had time to
look around and soak up the pre-match atmosphere before heading to our
seats. Once the match had started we were soon caught up in the
excitement of the fans around us. Unfortunately for the Manchester
United supporters around us the home team were beaten! Outside the
stadium we waited to see the players leave and were lucky enough to
get some of the players to take selfies with us and give out
autographs. Back at the hotel we enjoyed a late dinner and an even
later curfew!

We had an early start to our last day and after some rushed packing we
boarded our bus and set off to Old Trafford. Here we were given a tour
of the stadium. We got access to all areas of the stadium, such as the
press room, the directors’ seats and even the players’ dressing rooms.
I’m not a soccer fan, but all the same I really enjoyed this tour and
I learned a lot. After the tour it was back to the bus, which brought
us to Holyhead where we boarded the same ferry we arrived on. Once
back in Dublin, we boarded the bus for the last time and headed for home.
We arrived back in Castledermot church car park bang on time at 7pm, where our
parents were waiting for us. We were all super tired and will cherish great
memories of a wonderful trip!

 By Laura Corrigan, TY

Coláiste Lorcáin's Annual Mill Walk Fundraiser - 11 May 2015

Our annual Mill Walk Fundraiser will take place on Firday 15th May.  Can all students please return their sponsorship cards for Thursday the 14th of May. We thank our local community for their contribution in support of our long standing tradition here at Coláiste Lorcáin.


Boys Basketball New Kit 2015 - 28 April 2015

Our boys basketball team have now received a brand new kit.  The kit now comprises of a newly designed jersey and shorts in striking black and yellow. We would like to thank our proud sponsors Raths and Londis for their generous local support. We wish the boys well with their new threads. 




School News


Key Dates:

Monday, January 6th 2020: School reopens after Christmas Break.

Friday, December 20th: School closes for Christmas Holidays at 1.20 p.m.

Thursday, December 12th: Staff Meeting (4.00 - 6.00 p.m.).

Monday, December 9th: SCHOOL CLOSED.

Wednesday, December 4th: 1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 - 6.45 p.m.). All parents / guardians are invited to attend.

Thursday, November 21st: Parents' Council Meeting at 7.00 p.m. All parents / guardians are invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 19th: 3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 - 6.45 p.m.). All parents / guardians are invited to attend.

Monday, November 18th: 6th Year Information Evening re: Leaving Cert. 2020 & (Career) Guidance Presentation (7.00 - 8.30 p.m.).

Thursday, November 14th: 6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting (4.15 - 6.45 p.m.). All parents / guardians are invited to attend.


Monday, November 4th - Friday, November 8th: 6th Year Assessments.

Monday, November 4th - Wednesday, November 6th: 3rd Year Assessments.

Monday, October 28th - Friday, November 1st: Mid Term Break.

Sunday, October 20th: Parents' Council Halloween Family Fun Run / Walk at 2.00 p.m.

Thursday, October 10th: Parents' Council Meeting at 7.00 p.m. All parents / guardians are welcome to attend.

Friday, October 4th: Junior Cert. Results will be Issued.

Wednesday, October 2nd: Open Night for 1st Years September 2020 - (6.00 - 9.00 p.m.).

Tuesday, October 1st: As a school community, we take a great interest and pride in where our Leaving Cert. class goes. The Destinations of last year's Class can be seen in the document below. We are proud of the (former) students and wish them every success in the future.

CL 2019 Leaving Cert Destinations.pdf

Monday, September 30th: School Closed

Tuesday, September 17th: ALL 4th and 5th Years will attend National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

Tuesday, September 3rd: Copies of September's Parents' / Guardians Newsletter and Junior Cycle CBA schedules for 2nd and 3rd Years can be downloaded below.

CL Parents Letter September 2019.pdf

Classroom Based Assessments Calendar 2019 2020.pdf

Guidelines for all students.pdf

Tuesday, August 27th: Full school day for students in ALL years (8.55 a.m. - 3.55 p.m.).

Monday, August 26th: All students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year return to school (8.55 a.m. - 3.55 p.m.)..

Thursday, August 22nd: Induction Morning for Incoming 1st Years (2019).

Thursday, August 22nd & Friday, August 23rd: Teachers return for two days of Subject Planning and Preparation.

Tuesday, August 13th: Leaving Certificate Results available from 10.00 a.m.


Monday, July 22nd: Return to School Letters and Checklist posted home earlier today. Copies can be downloaded below.

Parents' Return to School Checklist August 2019.pdf

Student Return 2019 - 2020.pdf

Wednesday, June 5th: Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams begin. We wish our 3rd and 6th Years every success over the few weeks of exams.

Wednesday, May 15th: Please see Report on the Teaching and learning of Maths issued yesterday. Well done to all teachers and students involved.

Maths Report May 2019.pdf

Monday, April 29th: School Calendar 2019 - 2020 can be downloaded below.

Calendar 2019.pdf


Friday, February 15th - Thursday, February 28th: As part of our Review of Child Safeguarding, parents / guardians and students are invited to suggest changes / amendments to the current policy by contacting the Principal / Secretary, Board of Management.

Thursday, December 6th: New Mobile Phone Policy, devised by Student Voice Forum, available below:

CL Mobile Phones Policy.pdf

Thursday, December 6th: Board of Management Annual Report on the operation of the school 2017-2018 now available from the school Principal or it can be downloaded below:

Board Annual Report 2017-2018.pdf

Wednesday, November 21st: 3rd Year Parent - Teacher Meeting (4.15 - 6.45 p.m.). Also, please see Information Sheets Below that explain some elements of the 3rd Yr Classroom Based Assessments and Assessment Tasks as part of the new Junior Certificate. This document was given to all 3rd Yr students last week and to their parents and guardians at tonight's Parent Teacher Meeting.

A Brief Introduction to the New Certification at Junior Cycle 2019.pdf

Tuesday, November 20th: Student Voice Survey re: Use of Mobile Phones has been completed. The results can be seen below. A Policy will be created based on these results.

Mobile Phone Survey Results Nov 2018.pdf

Tuesday, November 13th: 6th Year Parent - Teacher Meeting (4.15-6.45 p.m.). 6th Year Students may attend, if they wish to do so.

Monday, November 12th: Please see the Destinations Report for the Leaving Cert. Class of 2018. We take great pride and encouragement in their successes to date and wish them continued success and happiness in the future.

CL 2018 Leaving Cert Destinations.pdf







Twitter Updates

Colaiste Lorcain is a high achieving and very successful school. We work hard to ensure student safety and wellbeing and that the education our students receive is balanced and challenging. We aim, as a school, to develop all aspects of the individual student and to provide an education that is relevant to his / her needs and which will prepare him / her for life and living in the modern world. As part of this, we help our students to attain the highest academic standards, each to the level of their ability. Above all, we want our students to enjoy their time in our care and to feel free to return to us at any point in the future, to reminisce and / or receive advice. 

Our students matter and we hope our work matters to them.

Eric Gaughran, Principal | Principal's Welcome