Students, and their parents/guardians, of 4th, 5th and 6th classes at Castleisland Community College are all welcome to attend the college’s annual open night on Wednesday, December 9th from 7pm to 9pm.
“All subject teachers and staff will be available to meet with parents/guardians and students to discuss their subject area and to answer any questions or queries parents or students may have,” said Principal Carmel Kelly.
There will be a presentation by the principal and deputy principal at 8pm. These will focus on the educational programmes and support services the school offers its huge catchment area.
“Jack O’Connor, Kerry All-Ireland winning minor team manager will bring the Tom Markham Cup to the open night for the second successive year and we also have a special guest on the night. In addition we are launching our new school website on Open Night,” said Ms. Kelly.
Castleisland Community College received a glowing report in the Whole-School Evaluation review carried out by the Department of Education and Skills. The review looked at areas under the headings: Management, Leadership and Learning. The report, which was published earlier this year, found that:
Welcoming, Inclusive and Caring School
Castleisland Community College is a welcoming, inclusive and caring school. The school is well managed through the combined work and actions of the board, Kerry ETB and the senior management team.
The principal and deputy principal demonstrate many of the positive traits associated with instructional leadership. Staff are empowered to manage and lead various aspects of school life, and they are effective in this work. Continuing professional development is valued in the school and is prioritised for teachers.
Good quality outcomes are evident in relation to school development planning. Students benefit from high levels of guidance and support. The curriculum is broad and balanced, supported by an extensive number and range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The school is equipped to a high standard and it is well maintained.
The overall quality of teaching and learning is very good, with some excellent and exemplary practice observed. Castleisland Community College stands out in the realm of Teaching and Learning.
Castleisland Community College can be contacted on 066 71 41196. You can see the report in full by clicking on the link here: