About Coláiste Chríost Rí

We seek to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each person.

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, 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.

School Management

Coláiste Chríost Rí is managed by a Board of management which is committed to the successful implementation of recent education legislation, in particular the Education Act 1998, the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the Equal Status Act 2000. The Board fully subscribes to the underlying principles of the legislation: partnership, accountability, transparency, inclusion, respect for diversity, parental choice and equality.

The legacy of Edmund Rice, and by extension, the Gospel, challenges our school to be inclusive, to be especially mindful of those with special needs. It also challenges our school to be truly a resource for the local community, to be mindful of local needs and to focus on the importance of value-based, Christian education in the Catholic tradition.

The characteristic spirit of this school is built on these values and principles and provides the context for the mission of the school, the school plan, its operating policies and the day-to-day work, which includes the financial and teaching resources of the school provided by the Department of Education and Skills grants, teacher allocation. Voluntary contributions from the parents, including registration fees are used to cover miscellaneous expenses such as administration of applications and tests etc and Fund-raising.

Coláiste Chríost Rí is a voluntary secondary school which operates within the regulations laid down by the Department of Education and Skills, following the curricular programmes prescribed by the said Department and which may be amended from time to time in accordance with Sections 9 and 30 of the Education Act 1998.

Management is committed to a policy of continuous review and updating of procedures and practices to the benefit of the whole school community.

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How to Apply

If you’d like to request an application pack for our school please contact the office by phone or email.