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Welcome to Coláiste Lorcáin

Colåiste Lorcåin aims to develop all aspects of the individual student and to provide an education that is relevant to his/her needs and which will prepare him/her for life and living in the modern world. As part of this, we help our students to attain the highest academic standards, each to the level of their ability.

Our students are encouraged to participate to the fullest possible extent in the social, physical and cultural activities of the school so that on completion of their formal second level education, they may emerge as self disciplined, responsible and well adjusted citizens, capable of playing an active and positive role in modern society.

Parents are encouraged to maintain close contact with the school. There is a need to work closely so that home/school can have a shared sense of purpose and mutual respect with the sharing of information, responsibility and skills.


National League Tables - 12 January 2015

The Irish Times and Irish Independent recently published their annual league tables which outline the performance of every post-primary school in Ireland. Coláiste Lorcáin featured prominently in this years statistics.

Some key points included in the tables are as follows:

  • There was a 100% progression to third level for the 2014 cohort.
  • This placed Coláiste Lorcáin as the first placed non fee paying school in Kildare.
  • Based on the progression metric, we are placed as the 35th best performing school in Ireland.
  • On their list of most improved schools from 2009-2014, we are placed at number 10 in the country.
  • Their list of top University Feeder Schools in Leinster has us placed at number 6.

School league tables are a blunt instrument for measuring the success of education provision and delivery and they rarely give a comprehensive picture of the entirety of a school. They do not measure the contribution outside the classroom, the development of skills in team work or community involvement. 

 However, this year's tables strongly indicate the quality of education available at this school. They also indicate a clear sense of improvement and progress. They measured our progression rate at 57% five years ago, now they place it at 100%.

 I am very pleased that last year's Leaving Certificate students were successful in achieving the courses to which they aspired. I am also pleased that the hard work of staff and students at this school is being recognised in the National Press.

Personally, I hope to see these figures retained next year! I believe that these tables show that if a student puts in the work at this school then success at Leaving Certificate will follow. 

If you click on the link below you can access the full table:

Irish Times League Table

I would like to congratulate the students who did their Leaving Certificate exams, the teachers who prepared them and the wider school community for providing them with the facilities needed to learn.

Ciaran Keegan 


Upcoming Parent Teacher Meetings - 12 January 2015

Reminder to parents/guardians of 5th Year students that the Parent teacher meting will take place in the School Gym on Thursday the 15th of January from 16.15 until 18.45.

The 1st year Parent Teacher meeting is on Monday the 2nd of February, same times and venue.

The 2nd Year Parent Teacher meeting is on Wednesday the 11th of February, same times and venue.

Finally, the TY Parent Teacher Meeting is on Tuesday the 10th of March, same times and venue.

Congratulations to our Junior Certs - 10 September 2014
A big congratulations to the fourth and fifth years who received their Junior Certificate results today.
A special word of congratulations to Cian Higgins and Róisín Deay who received 8 As and 6 As respectively. 

Viewing of Leaving Cert Scripts - 15 August 2014
Reminder to all students who received their Leaving Certificate Results on Wednesday August 13th that the Deadline for returning your request to view scripts is Monday August 18th. 

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Upcoming Events

Dr Donal O'Shea, Healthy Living & the Obesity Crisis
Friday 27 February 2015
First Aid Training - Staff
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Tuesday 10 March 2015
St Patrick's Day
Tuesday 17 March 2015
Easter Holidays
Monday 30 March 2015
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