Co-Education: St. Conleth’s Style!

Mr. Kelleher has been at St. Conleth’s almost since its founding in 1939 and he has witnessed the school changing with the times yet remaining true to its original purpose and calling.  One change for the better began over 4o years ago when girls were first admitted into Fifth and Sixth Year in the Senior School.  At first it was just so girls could avail themselves of the Science subjects not taught in their schools, but soon the Chemistry between Conlethian boys and girls was undeniable and they were clearly here to stay.  Now, decades later we have made the next leap and opened our doors to girls in Junior Infants and, next September, to all our classes throughout the Junior and Senior Schools.  Last year we had a special evening marking 4o Years of Co-Education at St. Conleth’s and this year we commissioned a video by Rachel Fehily and Evan Flynn to highlight the strengths of co-education, especially at St. Conleth’s.  As you can see above, gender does not matter at all at St. Conleth’s and our girls and boys mix with ease and grace…. well, that is, until Mr. K moves the girls to the front of the line at the Tuck-shop!  Also check out our “Girls at St. Conleth’s” page and  if you have a younger daughter, sister or niece, bring her down to our Junior School Open Day this Sunday to see how vibrant a part girls (and boys!) play at St. Conleth’s.