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Our Mission Statement 

To provide a caring Christian Education, 

in a community of pupils, staff, parents and management, 

where each individual is valued as a unique human being.

Welcome to Coláiste Choilm,

Welcome to our website. We invite you to browse through the site and get a sense of our ethos and educational philosophy.
Coláiste Choilm is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary school with a long and proud history of educational provision in Tullamore.We place our students at the centre of the educational process and build our structures and supports around them. We are very fortunate to have a state of the art facility with excellent resources and dedicated teachers. We place great emphasis on the spiritual, intellectual and personal development of our students and we pride ourselves on the pastoral care and support that we provide for them.
As you browse through these pages you will get an insight into the daily practical ways that we live out our ethos and educational philosophy.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you enjoy the experience.

Gearóid O' Regan
Deputy Principal

Colin Roddy

Revised Dates of Parent Teacher Meetings

Leaving Certs:          24th November 2016

Junior Certs:            06th December 2016

Fifth Years:              18th January 2017

Staff Meeting

Please Note

We will be holding a staff meeting on Tuesday 13th December in the afternoon.
School will close at 1.05 pm.
Please make the appropriate transport arrangements as the buses will not be running at this time.

Kearney Awards 2016
We held our annual Kearney Awards Night in the school on Saturday 26th November last. This was a very special night of celebration organised by the Parents Association.
As usual we started the occasion with the celebration of Mass. Father Shane our school chaplain celebrated the Mass with us. During his homily he praised the award reciients and also praised their parents and families.
The Mass was followed with a meal in the canteen provided by Vinnie Wynters.
Leaving Cert Gold went to Thomas Digan
Leaving Cert Silver went to Seán Coleman

Frank Wynter Award for Construction went to Jack Wyer
Ann Ryan Award for Science went to Amal George (who returned from Poland to pick up his award)
Pat Carty Award for English went to Cormac Bergin.
Conradh na Gaeilge Award went to Liam Óg O hOistín
Junior Cert Gold went to Aivan José
Junior Cert Silver went to Liam Óg Delaney and Barry Cleary

Liam óg Delaney has also been selected to represent Ireland in the International Maths Olympiad to be held in Bali. This is a tremendous achievement and we wish him well in the competition.
Congrats to all of our winners.

Leaving Cert Retreat 2016

Well done to our Leaving Certs on their excellent set of results in the Exam.
They have done themselves their families and the school proud surpassing national averages across the board.
Most now go on to Third Level having achieved their courses.
We wish them well for the future.

Junior Certificate Results

Congratulations to the lads on their excellent set of results this year across the board.
We had some really impressive high achievements from students of all abilities.
These really sets the lads up for the Leaving Cert.

Well done to you and your families.

Green Schools

Well done to the Green Schools Committee, under the guidance of Mr. McGlynn, who took part in the Entente Florale Competition during the Summer representing the school for Tullamore and assisting in achieving the Gold Medal.
The judges were very impressed with their knowledge and understanding of green issues.
They gave particular mention to the great condition of the school and how well the school community looks after the school and the grounds.

Transition Year Night 

Leaving Cert Graduation Mass
and Awards
Green School  News
Well done to the Green Schools Committee who were presented with their Biodiversity flag at a recent ceremony.
The Committee has been working very hard over the last two years to raise awareness among the school community about biodiversity.
Our school is very unique in that we have a large site with plenty of biodiversity and the committee has used that to promote awareness.
Patrick Kane, Simon Scully,  and Mr. McGlynn at the ceremony
Table Quiz
The Parents Association recently ran a table quiz in the school to raise funds for the assoctiaion.
This is the first time that the quiz was held in the school and it was a very enjoyable and successful night.
Refreshments were provided and Mervyn Griffin was the quizmaster with a great mix and variety of questions that suited both young and old.
Thanks to all who attended, supported or sponsored on the night.


U14 Hurling

Congratulations to our U14 hurlers who won the North Leinster Championship defeating CBS Mullingar.
They now go on to the Leinster Semi-Finals against Coláiste Eoin, Dublin on 17th May.
Well done to Mr. Cassidy and Mr. Craven team coaches.
National Flag Presentation Ceremony

On Monday 07th March Brian Duignan, Kevin McElduff and Cormac Bergin along with History teachers Ms. Farrell and Mr. O' Donovan attended an event in Croke Park at which all of the Post-Primary schools were presented with the National Flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation.

On Tuesday 15th March we then held a ceremony during which the Proclamation was read out by Cormac, the flag raised and our National Anthem sung to commerorate the events of Easter 1916.
Former student and UCD history lecturer, Paul Rouse, gave a talk to a number of classes prior to the ceremony. Paul was given the honour of raising the flag.

West Leinster U15 Soccer Champions

Congratulations to our U15 Soccer Team on winning the West Leinster title by beating Athlone Community College 2-1.
The team now goes on to the Leinster Quarter Final.

West Leinster U 17 Champions

Congratulations also to the U17 team on winning the West Leinster title by beating Marist College Athlone.
The match went into extra time.

Well done to Ms O' Neill and Mr. Moylan who coach the teams
BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2016

Congratulations to Daniel Carroll  TY, who won 1st Place in the Intermediate Individual Biological Ecological Sciences category in the Competition with his project 
"Courses For Horses; feeding performance horses as nature intended"
Daniel won a special award from the Vetinary Council of Ireland and was also selected for the BT Boot Camp that takes place later this year.

Congratulations also to Ciarán O hAoláin who was competing with his project
"Carefriend - Smart Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Unit"
 and received a commendation in the Senior Individual Technology Category.

Well done to the lads who have represented the school to a very high statndard. 

We are extremely proud of them and also a big thanks to Mr. McGlynn who organises and facilitates the the event here in school
BT Boot Camp
Following on his success in January Daniel went on to Boot Camp where he was assigned to a team of competitors who worked on promoting Daniel's project. They put together a business plan for the feeder and pitched it to the judges and won the competition.

Coláiste Choilm Presents 

‘For One Night Only – A musical walk through time’ 
is a huge success

The show was held on Wednesday 16th in the Gym to a big audience who were given a great nights entertainment.
The show was a walk through time starting in the 50's with Elvis  right up to the present moment with Ed Sheerin and included songs from each decade.
Any show of this nature requires a lot of organisation and coordination. Ms. Hogan, Musical Director was ably assisted by both staff and students. 
All the different aspects of the schow from costumes and makeup to stage management was excetional and seemless.
 The talent on show was amazing and it was great to see the lads enjoying themselves on the stage.

Well done to all of the lads who took part in the show.

Leinster U16 (B) Hurling Champions 2015
Congratulations to the U16 Hurlers who won the Leinster Championship Title on Friday 11th December beating Scoil Aodháin, Dublin, 1-20 to 3-2.
This was history in the making for Coláiste Choilm as this is our first time winning this title.
Well done to Mr. Molloy and to Mr. Guinan who coach the team.



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