Claire O’Hora RIP

Claire O’Hora who worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the school for a number of years until 2010 died last Thursday 1st March.

She was committed to her role and made a real difference to the students she encountered.

Her funeral took place on Monday 5th March.

May she rest in peace


Third Year Trip to the Dáil

Third Year students got the opportunity to visit the Dáil on Tuesday 20th February.  They were invited by Gino Kenny TD, a past pupil of the school.  Ms Campbell’s Third Year CSPE class had written to him as part of their Action Project and he kindly invited them to visit him in the Dáil.20180220_145203

They had a great experience.  First of all they went to the Dáil restaurant where they were treated to refreshments. Then they had a quick look at the Seanad and went up to the Dáil Visitors Gallery where Leaders’ Questions was taking place.  They saw the Taoiseach speaking and various lively discussions.  Afterwards Gino posed for photos with them on the plinth and answered a load of questions.20180220_164009


Transition Year trip to Rome and Pompeii

Twenty-six lucky Transition Year students got the opportunity of a trip to Rome over the mid-term break.  They had a long walking tour of Rome seeing all the historical sights and tasting plenty of Pizza.  They had a day tour to Pompeii and Vesuvius which they found really interesting.  Finally they had a day in the Vatican and a tour of the museums.


Student of the Month Awards

Awards were made today for the December and January Student of the Month as well as the Academic Awards for the Highest Achieving students in the Christmas Exams.

The winners were as follows:

1st Year December: Noah Gordon and  Cayla Hollywood

January:   Caitlin Griffin and Cameron Farrell

2nd Year December : Cian Norman and Kiah Fitzpatrick

January:  Jason O’Reilly and Jodie Nolan

Academic Awards: William Cooke and Karolis Pocius

3rd Year December: Hannah Ingram and Carl Kane

January: Victory Luke and Justine Power

Academic Awards: Killian Kinsella and Conor McCormack

Transition Year December: Zara Byrne

January: Leah Fitzpatrick

Academic Award: Conner Stewart

5th Year Leaving Certificate December: Craig Devitt

January:  Dean Moran

Academic Award: Nicole O’Brien

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied December : Joseph Maher

January: Stephen Maguire

Academic Award: Jade Kearney

Sixth year awards have been deferred until after the Mock exams



First Year Debating Success

On Wednesday 27th January all the First Year students participated in a debating trip to UCD. The students got a chance to experience a college lecture hall and hear what it’s like to be a student in UCD. Students then took part in a debating competition against Deansrath Community College and St Kevin’s Community College. The CPCC team included Kane Casey, Kerry Murphy, Cayla Hollywood and Dylan Walker. They did an excellent job representing their school.


1M Visit Renowned Author Andy Mulligan

Class 1M visited a school in Jobstown yesterday where they sat and listened to Andy Mulligan author of well known novels such as ‘Trash’ and ‘Ribblestrop’.

He talked about his time in the Philippines and the children he met that inspired some of the characters in his book ‘Trash’. One boy in particular was the inspiration for the character ‘Rat’.
After the hour long talk the class got to sit and chat with Andy. They asked some of their own questions. At the end he signed all of their books.

The class will continue reading and studying the novel ‘Trash’ with their teacher Ms McEvoy and Ms Maguire.







Adult Students finish term with Christmas cheer

The Adult Students in Collinstown Park finished off a busy term with a morning Christmas party on Wednesday 20th.  Most of the classes were represented – apart from those doing work experience.  Ms Enda Kenny, the Head of Adult Education in the school, wished all the students a very happy Christmas and advised them to have a good rest before the rigours of the second term!