colaisteeoin_prospectusAttendance & Punctuality

It is important for their progress that students attend school regularly and punctually. The school must receive a written explanation for student absences, signed by parents/guardians. This is a legal requirement.

Student Council

The Student Council is made up of one student representative from each class group in the school. The general aim of the Council is to foster a community spirit in the school and represent the views of students on proposed changes/improvements to the school authorities.

School & Home

We view parents as vital partners in the educational process. In order to strengthen the home school relationship, parents/guardians are kept fully informed of their children’s progress by regular progress reports.


Lockers are available for rent at an annual charge of €10 and are located in the GPA.

Anti Bullying Policy

We believe that every student has a right to an education free from fear and intimidation. Students are expected to treat others as they would wish others to treat them.

Board Of Management (BOM)

The BOM is made up of representatives from Kilkenny Carlow ETB, parents, staff and the local community.

Annual Awards Ceremony

A major event at the end of the school year where students are presented with awards in various areas such as academic, sport, attendance, science and art. Trophies and certificates are presented to the students.

Parents’ Association

An active parents’ association is vital to the life of any school.
Our association fosters co-operation between school and home and promotes the educational welfareand the general interests of the students e.g. helping to provide educational facilities etc.

Book Loan Scheme

To reduce the cost of books for families, students avail of a very successful book-lending scheme, at a reasonable annual cost for each student.

School Uniform

Navy Blue Trousers Navy Blue V-Neck Jumper Blue Shirt School Tie Black Shoes School Jacket

Piercings only in the form of ear studs
Make-up to be kept to a minimum
Coloured nail varnish or eye shadow is not allowed


Parent/Teacher meetings are held for each year group. These meetings are brought to the attention of the parents/guardians by letter. The following is a sample of meetings taking place for parents/guardians.

Open Evening Parent/Teacher Senior Cycle
First Year Parents Graduation Mass Parents’ Association
School Variety Show
Mobile phone use is prohibited during school hours

Courses In Coláiste Eoin

Junior Certificate
Transition Year Programme (TYP)
Leaving Certificate Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP)
Further Education & Training Awards Council (FETAC)


colaisteeoin_logoMission Statement

This school endeavours to nurture each student academically, physically, morally, socially and emotionally, and to acknowledge the commitment of students, staff and parents in their overall contribution to the school.


Our School

Founded in 1937 Coláiste Eoin is a multi-denominational, multicultural and coeducational school with an enrollment of 250 students, situated on the Carlow Wicklow border.

The school provides a high quality education to all its students, enabling them to participate in a range of activities, to enjoy their schooldays and to obtain the best examination results that of which they are capable.

A caring ethos is at the heart of Coláiste Eoin. The size of the school and the strong pastoral care system give rise to a very obvious “family atmosphere” in which the students are valued as individuals. This care of the individual is combined with the very high standards of Teaching and Learning to enable students to reach their potential.

CE provides a complete and comprehensive system of education in languages, sciences, and the humanities, with technical and technological skills. Our curriculum offers students a balanced choice across a range of subjects at all levels.

Students are taught in modern well equipped accommodation with access to up-to-date equipment throughout. In addition students are offered a wide range of extra-curricular activities facilitated by our pitches, hardcourt area and Sports hall. Coláiste Eoin holds high expectations for its students and encourages them to aspire to rewarding careers and to participate fully in the life of the school, both in curricular and extra–curricular activities.

School Organisation

Code Of Behaviour

Our policy is to approach student behaviour in a positive manner, our code of behaviour combines firmness with fairness and relies increasingly on self discipline and responsibility as students progress through the school.


Class Teacher– the teacher who addresses the pastoral needs of the group
Year Head– the teacher with responsibility for the behaviour and welfare of the group


Standard tests are given at October midterm, Christmas, February midterm and Summer. Reports are sent home at these times.

Pre Junior and Leaving Certificate exams take place for those classes in February.

Junior Cycle

Three year course leading to a Junior Certificate from the Department of Education and Skills. Higher Level courses are provided in all subjects

CORE: Irish, English, Mathematics, French, Science, Civic, Social & Political Education, Religious Education, Physical Education, Social, Personal & Health Education

OPTIONAL: Art/Craft/Design, Business Studies, Geography, History Home Economics, Materials Technology Wood, Metalwork, Technical Graphics.


One year Transition Year Programme, and a two-year Leaving Certifi- cate course, Higher Level courses are available in all subjects.

CORE: Irish, English, Mathematics, Enterprise Education, Religious Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Careers

OPTIONAL: Art, Biology, Business, Engineering, Construction Studies, French, Geography, Home Economics, Design & Communication Graphics, History, Physics & Chemistry.

Transition Year Programme

Transition Year offers students space and opportunity to mature as young people growing up and to develop greater self-confidence. The students are better prepared for life and a solid foundation for the Leav- ing Certificate Programmes is built. Students are also involved in developing Enterprises and gain valuable experience in the skills in- volved in organising, running and completing their own projects.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The LCVP focuses on self directed and student centred learning through the use of modules in the Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education.

Adult And Continuing Education

Coláiste Eoin offers an extensive range of FETAC subjects for adults wishing to attain national qualifications at levels 5. Courses in; Healthcare Support, Early Childhood Care and Education, E-business and Creative Craft.

Adult And Continuing Education

We also organise part time evening programmes each term. Courses include: Early Childhood Care and Education (Levels 5 and 6 ), Healthcare Support ( level 5 ), Computers for all Abilities, Badminton, Get Fit, Creative Art, Special Needs Assistant etc.

Work Experience

Arrangements are made each year for the placement of Transition Year , LCVP and FETAC students with organisations and businesses for work experience. The placements are of exceptional benefit to the students in providing them with practical knowledge of the world of work.

Repeat Leaving Certificate

This course is offered to facilitate students who did not achieve their desired results in the Leaving Certificate and who wish to make a second genuine attempt to attain their goal.

Learning Support

Extra help is provided for students, who through assessment are found to have learning difficulties.


We encourage and develop our students’ love of language – both Irish and French, through the provision annually of a small bursary towards the cost of a Gaeltacht/French Summer Language Programme, for those entering State Examination classes. Interested students can compete for funding by sitting a language exam in the school. Funding is allocated by Kilkenny Carlow ETB

Meitheal Leadership Programme

A successful youth leadership training programme for sixth year students. They contribute to the transition of first years into Coláiste Eoin by meeting them on a regular basis.

Religious Education

Religious programme in co-operation with the diocesan authorities of all Denominations, is to help students grow in faith and to approach adulthood with a greater understanding of the real and important values in life.

Guidance & Counselling

Our aim is to provide education as part of a total life plan. To achieve this each class has a Class Teacher/Year Head who look after the welfare of the class. Students are also advised and helped in their choice of career by our Guidance Counsellor.

Extra Curricular Activities

We realise that the students’ total development is of the utmost importance. We encourage students to get involved in activities such as Quizzes, Debating and Public Speaking etc. Educational visits/ tours are undertaken by groups regularly throughout their schooldays.

Sports & Recreation

We make every attempt to provide facilities and activities to meet all needs and students are encouraged to participate in individual and team games, as well as inter-school events and competitions.




The art room has full facilities for both Junior and Leaving Cert Art.


Technical Graphics and Design and Communication Graphics classes take place in our second ICT room.


Fully equipped room for the teaching of Engineering and Metalwork.

Home Economics

This room is equipped with the most up-to-date appliances.

Information And Communication Technology(ICT)

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY(ICT) Our well equipped, modern Computer facilities allow us to interconnect with other schools/colleges world wide and access databases. All students use the computer facilities as part of their course work.


A soccer pitch, football pitch, hardcourt and sports hall are at the students’ disposal.

General Purpose Area

This area has a variety of functions from assembly, lunchroom, exam hall, theatre etc. It also houses the breakfast club, school shop and students lockers.


This facility is available to all students and contains a variety of appropriate reading material and a wider reference section.


Coláiste Eoin has two fully equipped Science laboratories containing the latest apparatus and equipment for experiment work and teaching aids.


All the modern equipment used in woodwork is available in this room


Students have access to breakfast and lunch in our servery. Our school shop serves snacks and drinks.