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Trip to Trinity College



On Friday 14th October the Return to Learning group had a very enjoyable trip to Trinity College.  They had a one hour guided tour of the College added to by the reminiscences of their tutor Mr Quentin Nea, a Trinity graduate.  They then had the chance to see the Book of Kells and the wonderful Long Room Library.  Photos below.

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Student Council elections

On Wednesday 5th October elections were held to select representatives of second, third, fourth and fifth year students for the Student Council.

The elections were run by 3O class as part of their CSPE action project.

Those elected were:

Second year: Amy Emmett, Jamie McCarthy and Lee Wogan

Third year: Leah Fitzpatrick, Jamie Whelan and Jamie Oliver

Fourth year: Chantelle Armstrong, Laythan Ward and Tyrone Kearns

Fifth year: Stella Nkanu, Paul Connolly and Jordan Moore

Photos below show the ballot taking place



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Open Night 2016



On Thursday evening  22nd September Collinstown Park opened its doors to prospective students and their parents.  Students and teachers put on displays and talked to the visitors as they went around the school.  The photos displayed below are a flavour of the evening












Tenderfoot- Youth Theatre, Civic Theatre, Tallaght



On Wednesday 21st September 90 Transition Year students had the opportunity to audition for a place in the Civic Theatre Tenderfoot Programme. There were six places available for a 3 week full-time work experience programme. This will include acting, play writing and theatre management. The students enjoyed the  workshop that was given by the company.IMG_3051








Open Night for 5th and 6th class students and their parents/guardians

All Parents/Guardians and students in 5th and 6th class are invited to our Open Evening on Thursday 22nd September 2016

St Mary’s Parents/Guardians and students in 5th and 6th class are invited at 7.00
St Peter Apostle Parents/Guardians and students in 5th and 6th class are invited at 7.30
All other Parents/Guardians and students are very welcome to attend at 7.00

A short Presentation is followed by a guided tour of our classrooms and facilities. Teachers and students are available to demonstrate and answer questions concerning a wide range of subjects such as:

  • Science
  • Art
  • Woodwork and Construction
  • Engineering
  • Home Economics
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Business/Computer Studies
  • Music
  • French/Spanish
  • ……including a visit to our Library and Horticultural Garden

We look forward to seeing you all on 22nd September 2016


Adult Registration

Registration Dates for full time and Part time courses



These are for those who have applied and been accepted for a course


Registration Dates:
 ( for applicants who have accepted an offer of a place and have been invited to attend registration only)
Friday 2nd September;
Business Studies with computers              9.30am
Hairdressing & Beauty                                     1.00pm
Health Care  Support                                         9.15a.m.
Nursing Studies                                                     11.15a.m
Monday 5th September:
Business Studies with computers    9.30am
Payroll and Accounts :                            9.30a.m.
Child Yr2:                                                       10.30a.m.
Social & Community Care :                  11.30 a.m.
Beauty therapy:                                          12.00p.m.
Health Care Support/ Nursing           11.00a.m.
Tuesday 6th September
ECCE Yr 1:                                                                9.30a.m.
Return To Learning                                             10.00a.m.
SNA                                                                               11.00a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages     10.30a.m.
ECDL:                                                                           11.30a.m.
ECCE 6:                                                                       11.30a.m.


School re-opening

Monday 29th August

9:00 am        Staff meeting

1:30 pm    Sixth year students

1:45 pm    Third year students

Tuesday 30th August

9:00 am   Transition year students

9:00 am    First year students

Wednesday 31st August

9:00 am     Fifth year students

9:00 am     Second year students

Welcome back to school!