Our pastoral care team helps to ensure that Coláiste Chríost Rí supports each student so that he is empowered to make his contribution to the mission of Coláiste Chríost Rí.
Our pastoral care team meets on a weekly basis to ensure that all of our student’s needs are being recognised and that correct supports are put in place to meet these needs. The members of the pastoral care team continuously liaise and work with subject teachers, Year Heads and management to ensure that the needs of all of our students are met.
Coláiste Chríost Rí fosters equality and inclusion and strives to ensure that the educational needs of all students are catered for in a caring way. Coláiste Chríost Rí has a long-established Learning Support Department and a well-deserved reputation for providing students who are experiencing learning difficulties with the vital support they need to fulfill their undoubted potential.
Our SEN team work closely with the teachers in our feeder schools to establish the needs of individual incoming students. Information from our colleagues in the feeder schools help us to determine a student’s ability and skills while also highlighting any difficulties a student may be experiencing in numeracy and literacy.
Our students are supported in a number of ways. One to one tuition, small group tuition and team teaching are all widely used within Coláiste Chríost Rí.
A collaborative approach ensures that the personal plan developed for each student will provide the help that he needs now and is flexible enough to meet his evolving needs. Coláiste Chríost Rí has approval to establish an ASD Programme which will greatly enhance our ability to provide the support need to students with ASD.
Guidance and Counselling
Our Guidance counselling team provide counselling, information, educational guidance, career guidance, individual appointments to support the personal, educational and social development of all our students. DATS tests, careers classes, careers counselling, mock interviews, college visits and college presentations are all used to help our students choose their preferences for life after Coláiste Chríost Rí. Our Guidance team are an integral part of our pastoral care team and are involved in all aspects of student support. Parents/Guardians and students are always welcome to contact the members of the guidance team on 0214274904.
Our chaplain provides a faith presence in our school, works to mark the liturgical year and serves as a link to local parish communities. His role is one of support for the school community as well as leading us in relevant and appropriate ceremonies.
In Coláiste Chríost Rí we recognise the absolute importance of the role played by our subject teachers in supporting student well-being. They will encourage the student to come forward with any questions or concerns they might have.
Our teachers work to help students progress academically, but they also work to build relationships with students so that each boy feels that he can approach any member of staff in confidence and safety. These relationships prosper due to the high levels of mutual respect between all members of the school community.
Each year group is assigned a Year Head. Each Year Head is a member of the school’s middle leadership team and takes an interest in all the activities of the students in his/her year group. The Year Head works closely with the subject teachers to help identify the needs of the students in their year group and liaises with school management etc. to ensure that those needs are met. The Year Head will meet with students and parents to discuss issues as they arise.
Each member of the Coláiste Chríost Rí school community is encouraged to make a contribution to the life of our school. To enable our students in this regard, weekly meetings of our student support/pastoral care team ensure that each student has the supports necessary to meet all of his needs. In Coláiste Chríost Rí, a collaborative approach between the support / pastoral care team, the staff and school management ensures that we are aware of our students needs and that the supports put in place are tailored to meet those needs.
The Meitheal Youth Leadership Programme has been running in Coláiste Chríost Rí since 2019. At present, students from TY volunteer to interview for a place in the programme. The members of our Meitheal team receive four days of intensive training in Scala, Blackrock, where they learn to identify needs in their school and to use their own initiative and talents to respond in a practical way. It trains young people to be moral leaders.
Meitheal gives young people an opportunity to grow in awareness of themselves, and in the needs of others. It is not about focusing on standards, major events or results; it is about young people doing their best, caring for each other and growing in confidence of their gifts.
In Coláiste Chríost Rí our Meitheal team work mostly, but not exclusively with our first year students to ensure that they have a smooth and enjoyable transition into Secondary school.
Our Student Council makes a huge contribution to life in Coláiste Chríost Rí. Student Council members are elected at the beginning of each year and the Council members receive training to develop their organisation and communication skills. The Student Council is one aspect of the Student voice in Coláiste Chríost Rí, and the work of the council has had many positive effects on our school.
The main objectives of the Student Council are to:
- Represent the views of the student body
- Allow for good communication between staff, students and parents
- Organise events
- Provide opportunities for personal development
- Help promote a positive school environment
How to Apply
If you’d like to request an application pack for our school please contact the office by phone or email.