Castleisland Community College will hold its annual open night on Thursday, December 11th between 7pm and 9pm. Fourth and fifth class students and their parents are welcome to attend. There will be an information session at 8pm provided by Principal, Carmel Kelly and Deputy Principal, Teresa Lonergan.
The organisers of the event have provided 18 bullet pointed reasons why parents in the catchment area should sent their children to the college – and they are as follows:
“Why Parents should choose Castleisland Community College, to ensure a quality education for their child”
•Highly Skilled Teachers
•Record of excellence in academic achievement -recent student who achieved 6A 2014.
•State of the art facilities-Computers in every classroom- Science Labs, Language rooms Practical rooms etc… Huge sports hall, basketball courts/ games pitches for GAA, Soccer and Rugby.
•Newly Designed, “Design and Communications Graphics Computer Room”
•High speed broadband in all classrooms for teacher use.
•Very broad subject choice. Taster programmes in first year for all students
•After school study – for 2hrs. After school study of one hour duration is free for first years.
•Huge range of Teaching and Learning methodologies, including ICT.
•Very successful Transition Year Programme- including Foreign Trip, Work Experience and Chinese Language experience.
•Enterprise Programme –Current student is All Ireland finalised- Top 3- on Dragons Den
•Green School –One good Idea- Qualified Nationally.
•Health Promoting School-broad Physical Education programme –Badminton, Orienteering Games, Athletics, Dance, Outdoor Education etc.
•Very successful sporting achievements- All Ireland Champions in basketball. Munster badminton champion Boys and girls school teams in Soccer, GAA and Rugby.
•Student’s on Young Munster Rugby team. Student on panel for U15 Irish basketball
•Canteen at a reduced rate for students/ Free Filtered Water /Fair Trade products
•Excellent school Choir and musical group.
•All Ireland Champion musicians.
•Extra-curricular activities- Gaeilge Club- Computer Coding/Computer Blogging/Chess/Table tennis /GAA coaching with Jack O’ Connor for boys and girls football teams.
To find out more about Castleisland Community College check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castleisland-Community-College/256053801223296?fref=ts