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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

Cairde Cheolmhara Coláiste Choilm CD Launch Concert

The Coláiste Choilm Trad Group will launch their recently recorded CD by holding a concert in the school hall on March the 8th. The painstaking process, which started last September, of selecting tunes and many hours of hard graft perfecting arrangements culminated with the recording of the CD this January. The CD was recorded in Joe Egan’s recording studio at The Nutshed Studio in Clara. The concept of the CD is Cairde Cheolmhara Coláiste Choilm (The Musical Friends of Coláiste Choilm). Having a particular strong cohort of traditional musicians this year, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to record the school’s second Trad Group CD. The current group is made up of Fintan Hughes, Stephen Coleman, Daire McDaid, Darragh Ryan, Seán Brady and Brian Whittaker (First Year), Diarmuid Brady (Second Year) and Ciaran Whelan, Ciaran Brennan and Cathal Brady (Fifth Year). Additional artists who perform on the CD are all friends of the school’s music community including, current staff, past pupils and traditional music legends, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney, who have been very generous in giving their time to visit Coláiste Choilm on occasion over the last few years. 

Performers on the night of the launch concert will include the Coláiste Choilm Trad Group, James Hogan and friends, Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney and a few surprise guests along the way.

A family friendly evening jam packed with the best of traditional Irish music, singing and dancing is guaranteed!  POSTER

Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney will perform a Tunes and Arrangement Workshop before the concert. The workshop is open to the general public and traditional musicians (all instruments). Participants will work with both Dermot and Steve and get to perform the arrangement learned with them at the CD Launch Concert later that night.  WORKSHOP

Please see tthe school Facebook page for more details.

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
Farm Safety Awareness Day

As part of their Young Social Innovators Project (YSI), TY3 will be holding a Farm Safety Awareness Day on Friday 3rd March on the school grounds. It promises to be a fun and educational day highlighting this vitally important issue. There will be demonstrations, talks, music, games and even a tractor shaped obstacle course! Two Hundred and fifty children from local rural primary schools will be attending from 11 a.m. to
The day will remain open until 2.30 p.m. to allow all students from the school to visit the event along with members of the public. Please feel free to drop in and enjoy the day with us. Ty3 would like to thank all who have helped them in their organising so far.
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.
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.

Senior Citizens Party 2016
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.
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