Coláiste Chríost Rí – A Presentation Brothers Schools Trust (PBST) school
Coláiste Chríost Rí is an evolving Christian community committed to the ministry of Catholic Education. We cherish highly an ethos based on Gospel values. We pursue especially academic and sporting excellence within a unique Gaelic culture and tradition. We seek to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each person. Our vision is Christian and Gaelic.
On our school crest, these aspirations are encapsulated in the motto, "Adveniat Regnum Tuum". Go dtaga do Ríocht is an acknowledgement of the need for God's grace and power to be experienced as a strength in our personal lives and in our shared lives with others. The challenge for our culturing and Christening community is to respect the personal dignity of all, to value equally every person and to give pupils, parents and teachers a sense of belonging.
Central to this challenge, is our belief that in all aspects of education excellence is the basic ingredient in the ethos of Coláiste Chríost Rí. Our Curriculum tries to maintain a creative balance between preparation for the workplace and the development of the person. We acknowledge the decisive role of parents as partners with management and teachers in this educational endeavour.
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Its been a great year for the St Finbarrs footballers, as well as the Imokilly hurlers, as both teams won the Cork County Championships this year.
It also provided a unique opportunity for two teachers in Coláiste Chríost Rí. No sooner had John Cronin starred for Imokilly in their hurling title win than Jamie Burns was part of a Barrs team that won their first football county for almost thirty- five years.
The school was proud recently to have both trophies on site. It’s truly unique to have two teachers in the school with counties on the table in both codes in one year.
Pictured here are Jamie Burns (St Finbarrs Football Champions) Mr Daithi Ó hAodha (Deputy Principal , Coláiste Chríost Rí ) and John Cronin (Imokilly Hurling Champions)
Our recent Information Evening provided a unique photo-opportunity.
Professor Pat O Shea, President of UCC addressed the assembly.
Professor O Shea, as a past pupil would know the area well and had cycled to the event, and was completely kitted out to cycle off again before stopping for a photograph with the school Principal , Pardaig Mac an Rí as well as Deputy Principal, Daithí O hAodha.
This also provides a good opportunity to welcome Padraig, who had been on the school staff since 2001.
The entire school community wishes him well as we go forward into a very bright future,
The school enjoyed another hugely successful Open Night on September 12th.
The most important guests were undoubtedly the young Fifth and Sixth class boys who were experiencing the school but we were definitely honoured by a number of special guests.
As well as Michelle O Donovan, whose son Charlie is currently training in the Vilanova University in America and current second year student Luke Daly, one of our eminent past pupils , Professor Patrick O Shea, President of UCC came along to speak about the school.
We were delighted that everyone could come along and we hope that everyone enjoyed a great evening.
Also, we wish a sincere 'thank you' to everyone who helped make it a great occasion
The three-year term of office of the present Board of Management of the school ceases on the 15th October. As there are two Parents nominees appointed to the Board of Management by the Presentation Brothers Schools Trust, we need to elect two nominees from the parent / guardian body.
The selection process will be as follows. Only parents/guardians whose children currently attend the school are eligible to be elected to the Board, and only parents/guardians whose children currently attend the school are eligible to vote in the election. Any parent/guardian can nominate another by filling in the nomination form which can be downloaded from the Coláiste Chríost Rí website and returning it to the school by 21st September 2018. To take account of Section 14(5) of the Education Act 1998 which refers to ‘appropriate gender balance’ a parent/guardian may nominate both a male and female candidate. Separate counts will be held to decide the male and female members of the Board. As a parent representative must retire from the Board if his/her son is no longer attending the school it would be preferable that the nominated parent/guardian’s son will be in the school for the next three years.
Please return nomination forms by post to The Principal, Colaiste Chriost Rí, Capwell Road, Cork.
Each nominated parent/guardian will be contacted by the school to ensure that they are willing to accept the nomination.
The election of the Parent Nominees to the Board of Management will take place at a meeting of the Parents Association on September 26th.
Padraig Mac An Rí