Coláiste Choilm Tullamore

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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,
Tullamore.


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
Principal

Parents Association 
Table Quiz

We will be holding our annual table quiz in the school on 

Thursday 27th April  7.30 pm

There will be both student and adult tables and plenty of prizes

All are welcome on the night

The next meeting of the Association is 7.30 pm 06th March new members welcome
School Closure

The school will close at 1.05 pm on

Wednesday 26th April

to facilitate a staff meeting.

Please make the appropriate arrangements for your son  as school bus transport will not be available at this time.
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CD Launch 
Congratulations and well done to our Trad Group under the guidance and direction of Mr. Craven on their recent recording of their music on to CD entitled
 Cairde Ceolmhara Choláiste Choilm.
The CD was launched at a concert held here in the school which showcased the talents of our young musicians. We also had a number of guests performing on the night many of whom were past pupils who were involved in the early days of the start of traditional music in the school. We even had some musically talented staff singing on the night. 
We were also joined by Dermont Byrne and Steve Cooney world renowned musicians.
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Young Scientist of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Aivan José who  represented the school in the competition this year.
Aivan's entry was entitled:
"Investigating the use of natural oils and extracts as an anti-proliferative cancer agent".
Aivan achieved Second Place in the Biological and Ecological category thus maintaining our recent very good run of success in the competition
Well Done Aivan.
 
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International Science Olympiad 
Congratulations to Liam Óg Delaney in TY who qualified to represent Ireland on the International Junior Science Olympiad team.
The team travelled to Bali, Indonesia where the competition was held.
Liam Óg achieved a Bronze Medal for his individual performance.
This was a unique experience and huge achievement.
Well done also to Liam Óg's family and teachers.
 
 
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Under 17 Soccer

Coláiste Choilm's U17 Soccer team retained their West Leinster League crown with a hard fought penalty shootout win over a very resilient Birr side in January. This victory means Coláiste Choilm now have the honour of having won three West Leinster Under 17 League titles in as many years having beaten the Marist Athlone in the finals of 2015 and 2016 and now Birr C.S. in 2017.

Under 15 Soccer

At time of print the U15’s are into a Leinster Semi Final having also retained their West Leinster League crown defeating Rochfortbridge C.S. 2-1 in an excellent final. Again the lads have won 4 out of the last 5 West Leinster Leagues which is a fantastic achievement by all the players involved over the years.

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Senior Citizens Party 2016
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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.
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Leaving Cert Retreat
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Green Schools News

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.
Green Flag 4
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
 
 
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