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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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  • 18May 2018
    Ceannairí 2018

    We congratulate the 2018 mentors on another great year this year. They have guided the young entrants in theb school from the beginning of the yar and also welcomed the visiting Primary school students over the past few days,

    They are pictured here with Mr Miceal Ó Ciardha (Príomhoide)

    We have 

    Stabding at rear from the left : Dan Meskell, Mark Hill, Ronan Dalton, Scot Philpott, David Okoh, Matthew Quigley, Ajay Sahani and Aindrias O Liatháin,

    In the front row : Jack O Connor, Woijeck Szarkowicz,  Ciarán O Mahony, Chris Bankayao, Mr Carey, David Cotter, Sean O Callaghan and Fiachra Cronin,

    They are an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and their school,

    Kevin Foley

  • 13May 2018
    Celebrating the Students and Teachers

    It would be very remiss of us not to include a photograph of the students and teachers in UCC on Saturday

    Its a true partnership with the lads putting in huge efforts with the incredible support of Mr Linehan and Mr Kelly.

    So, here we are and well done to all.

    Kevin Foley

  • 13May 2018
    Coláiste Chríost Rí - Centre Stage at the National Famine Memorial

    At what was a truly wonderful occasion in University Colege Cork,  on Saturday last,  Coláiste Chríost Rí played a central role at the Famine Memorial Event.

    The event itself was a memorable occasion adorned by great ceremonial as well as an inspirational oration from Uachtarán na hEireann , Micheal D O hUigín.

    Following this, the teachers  and parents  accompanied the students as they made their way to attend  their excellent presentation on the Famine , which was duly visited by  President O hUigín as well as Professor  Patrick O Shea , President of University College Cork, (and past pupil of Coláiste Chríost Rí) 

    Uachtarán Ó hUigín then presented the school with a signed copy of 'The Atlas of the Irish Famine' (edited by another past pupil John Crowley of the Department of Geography UCC.) 

    We are immensely proud of the students involved , who at all times on Saturday conducted themselves with a maturity beyond their years.

    Our sincere congratulations go also  to Mr Seamas Ó Leannacháin and to Mr Barra O Ceallaigh.

    The students , pictured here with Uachtarán na hEireann Micheál D O hUigín,  as Professor O Shea prepares the presentation,  were Ben O Conchúir, Marc Ó Conchúir, Sean Meskell, Seosamh Mac Cafraigh, Luke Ó Éaalaithe and Luke O Donnchú. 

    It was a truly memorable day - one that will live long in the memory.

    Kevin Foley

  • 07May 2018
    Kyle Malone - UCC Graduate of the Year

    We are delighted to publish this photograph involving two of Coláiste Chríost Rí's finest past pupils.

    Here, Professor Patrick O Shea , President of UCC presents the 'Graduate of the Year 2017' award  Kyle Malone.

    Both men are past - pupils and, needless to say, we are immensely proud of both.

    Kevin Foley

  • 07May 2018
    Celebrating further Scholarships

    As always, we take great pride in all our students' achievements and today is another opportunity to celebrate.

    Pictured here, with Principal Micheál Ó Ciardha,  are the Malone brothers , Kyle and Brandon alongside their mother Catherine , (who has been  a Special Needs Assistant in the school for many years and who is an invaluable member of our staff in every way) as well as Ms Sinead Ryan who has taught both boys as well as coordinating our Horticultural programme in Transition Year. 

    Kyle, on the right,   has completed a Masters Degree in Pharmacy and is currently studying for his PhD in Stroke and Pharmacology. Kyle has also received the UCC Graduate of the Year , an award presented to him by Coláiste Chríost Rí alumni Professor Patrick O Shea, President of UCC.

    Brandon has completed his degree in Pharmacy and has recently accepted a Biochemistry PhD at Rockerfeller University , New York.

    So, all in all a hugely successful year for the lads but beyond their academic achievements, they are great characters and all-round students who contributed fully to the life of the school.

    We congratulate them both, their family and teachers and we wish them every success for their future careers.

     Kevin Foley

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