Welcome to JUNIOR INFANTS 2016/2017
Welcome to SENIOR INFANTS 2016/2017

30th May 2016

Dear Parents,

Please note Senior Infants return to School on Monday 29th August 2016 for a full school day.

School day is as follows:
Monday to Thursday – 9:00 a.m. until 1.45 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Please see the school website for Booklists, Calendars and Information.

A booklet to include all extra-curricular activities and costs will be sent to you in August before school starts.

Please note that the classroom will open at 8:30 a.m. Early Drop Off Supervision is available for a small fee in the canteen from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. each morning.

Please ensure that your child brings all of their school books with them on the first day and that they are clearly labelled with their name on the outside cover. It is also advisable to label all personal items and clothing.

As school lunches are included it is only necessary to bring a healthy snack for mid-morning. Looking forward to seeing you and your child at the start of their new term.

Yours sincerely,

Dolores Kelly
Head of Preparatory School

Welcome to Senior Infants 2016/2017 PDF

Senior Infants Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

Welcome to FIRST FORM 2016/2017
Welcome to SECOND - SIXTH FORM 2016/2017

30th May 2016

Dear Parents,

Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form will return to school on Monday 29th August 2016 for a full school day.

Classrooms will open at 8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off Supervision is available to Second and Third Form for a nominal fee in the canteen from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. each morning.

Please see the School Website for Booklists (2, 3, 4, 5, 6School Uniform, Calendars and Information.

A booklet to include all extra-curricular activities and costs will be sent to you in August before school starts.

I hope you all enjoy the summer break and I look forward to seeing you at the start of the new school year.
Yours sincerely,

Tony Kilcommons
Junior School Principal

Welcome to Second to Sixth Form 2016/2017

Welcome to FIRST YEAR 2016/2017

Dear Parent,

We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter into First Year in St Conleth’s College on Monday 29th August 2016 when full school uniform must be worn. On his/her first day we would like to meet with you from 9.00 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. This will give you an opportunity to meet Form Teachers and discuss the curriculum and day to day school procedures.

Students will be assigned their classroom, and will meet their classmates. They will be met by their Form Teacher and will be given the timetable, homework journal, studybook and locker. They will meet some of their subject teachers and will be brought on a tour of the school to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. They are then free to go home with you at 10.30 a.m. and will return to school on Tuesday, 30th August at 8.30 a.m. for the first full school day. Please find enclosed an Information Booklet; A Guide to First Year for Parents and Pupils; with details on extra-curricular activities and some useful information that will help the students to settle into secondary school life. Please ignore the section on text messaging (page 7) and Eportal (page 8).

We are delighted you have chosen St. Conleth’s for your son’s/daughter’s secondary schooling and we look forward to working with you in ensuring he/she has a happy and productive six years with us. There is more information and the latest school news available on our school website www.stconleths.ie. The latest edition of The Parents Association Newsletter will be sent to you by e-mail later in the month. Enjoy the summer holidays and feel free to contact me if you have any problems or queries at odulaingd@stconleths.ie.

Yours sincerely,

Dónal Ó Dúlaing,
Senior School Principal

Welcome to First Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF

A Guide to First Year for Parents and Pupils Booklet PDF

FIRST YEAR Multi Sports Camp and Moontour Trip 2016

First Year Multi-Sports Camp

In August, St. Conleth’s College will be running a Multi-Sports Camp for incoming 1st year students in Wanderers F.C. It is an opportunity for students to get to know their new classmates in a fun and friendly environment before their first day.

Date: Monday 22nd August 2016 to Wednesday 24h August 2016
Venue: Wanderers F.C., Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Times:  9.30a.m. until 12.30p.m.
What to bring: Tracksuit, shorts, jersey, sports shoes, socks, and a small snack for break time

The cost of the Multi-Sports Camp is €30.00.

Moontour Irish Language Adventure Centre

In September we will be taking the students to Moontour an Irish Language Adventure Centre in Dun Laoghaire. This will be on the 8th or 9th September depending on which class your son/daughter is in.

Dates:  8th or 9th September (depending on class)
Venue: Dún Laoghaire
Times: Further details will be available in September

The cost of the Moontour trip is €60.00.

Payment for the Multi-Sports Camp and Moontour Irish Language Adventure Centre may be made via Easy Payments Plus which is located on the school website.

Gavin Maguire
Head of Sport
maguireg@stconleths.ie

FIRST YEAR Multi Sports Camp and Moontour Trip 2016 PDF

Welcome to SECOND YEAR 2016/2017
Welcome to THIRD YEAR 2016/2017
Welcome to TRANSITION YEAR 2016/2017

31st May 2016

Dear Parent,

Transition Year students return to school on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 8:30 a.m. for a full school day. *

Full school uniform must be worn that day. Your son/daughter will be assigned their classroom, given their Timetable, Journal, and Locker Key. The TY Co-ordinator, Mr. Alan Trenier will talk to the students about the Transition Year Programme. I would like to encourage all the students to organise their Work Experience (from 6th to 17th February 2017) over the summer months and also to prepare for the Gaisce Challenge. If the groundwork is done in these areas it will mean the year will be more beneficial for them.

Please see separate sheets re. School Uniform, Dress Code, Booklists, School Calendar, Text Messaging and Communication

Although there are no changes to the School Rules in TY all parents should be familiar with the School Code of Behaviour which is available to view on our website www.stconleths.ie.

We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer after the trials and tribulations of the Junior Cert exams and we look forward to seeing the students.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Dónal Ó Delaying,
School Principal 

* We would also like to meet the new TY girls on Thursday 25th August at 11:30 a.m.
This will give them an opportunity to meet the 5th and 6th year girls and the Girls’ Co-ordinator, Ms. Caroline Killen.
Please wear full school uniform.

Welcome to Transition Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF

Welcome to FIFTH YEAR 2016/2017
Welcome to SIXTH YEAR 2016/2017

CALENDAR

SENIOR SCHOOL Calendar 2016/2017
PREPARATORY and JUNIOR SCHOOL Calendar 2016/2017

UNIFORM

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

Why is it important?

The school uniform identifies us as Conlethians, both to ourselves and to the surrounding community. The school crest and a neatly presented uniform are part and parcel to our expression of our belief and dedication to our school and ethos. Clothes do not always ‘make the man (or woman)’ but a proper and sensible adherence to an uniform policy helps boys and girls develop the values which help make them into into men and women.

We appreciate the full support of parents in the adherence to the above standards in uniform and dress code.

 Dress Code

  • Only a school crested outer garment may be worn to and from school.
  • The school tracksuit top is waterproof and may be worn over the school uniform if required.
    A heavier school coat is available but needs to be ordered separately (see above).
  • Full school uniform must be worn to and from school.
  • Students are not permitted to change into or out of school uniform on arriving or leaving school.
  • The following items are strictly forbidden:
    • hoodies
    • multi coloured outer garments
    • trainers
    • piercings
  • Students are expected to have recourse to spare items of uniform in the event of clothing or footwear being soiled or lost.
  • All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with student’s name. o Hair must adhere to acceptable standards, natural colour only.

Contravention of these school rules will result in sanctions being applied.

We appreciate the full support of parents in the enforcement of the above standards in uniform and dress code

SENIOR SCHOOL Uniform

1st, 2nd and 3rd Year

Boys

Girls

School Uniform

  • Grey Trousers
  • White Shirt
  • Green Crested Pullover
  • School Tie
  • Standard Black or Brown Shoes
School Uniform

  • School Skirt
  • White Blouse
  • Green Crested Pullover
  • Navy Knee High Socks or Stockings
  • Standard Black or Brown Shoes
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Rugby Jersey
  • Crested School Shorts
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Crested School Shorts (optional)
School Coat (optional) School Coat (optional)

Transition and 5th Year

Boys

Girls

School Uniform

  • Grey Trousers
  • White Shirt
  • Navy Crested Pullover
  • School Tie
  • Standard Black or Brown Shoes
School Uniform

  • School Skirt
  • White Blouse
  • Navy Crested Pullover
  • Navy Knee High Socks or Stockings
  • Standard Black or Brown Shoes
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Rugby Jersey
  • Crested School Shorts
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Crested School Shorts (optional)
School Coat (optional)
School Crested Black Fleece (optional)
School Coat (optional)
School Crested Black Fleece (optional)

The School Uniform Supplier is:
Uniformity, 47/48 Cross Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
www.uniformity.ie

PREPARATORY and JUNIOR SCHOOL Uniform

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Form

Boys

Girls

School Uniform

  • Grey Trousers
  • Grey Shirt
  • Grey Crested Pullover
  • School Tie
  • Black Shoes
  • School Coat
School Uniform

  • School Pinafore
  • White Blouse
    (Peter Pan Collar)
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Navy Tights
  • Black Shoes
  • School Coat
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes

All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with student’s name

Second to Sixth Form

Boys

Girls

School Uniform

  • Grey Trousers
  • Grey Shirt
  • Grey Crested Pullover
  • School Tie
  • Black Shoes
  • School Coat
School Uniform

  • School Pinafore
  • White Blouse
    (Peter Pan Collar)
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Navy Tights
  • Black Shoes
  • School Coat
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Football Boots
  • Rugby Jersey
  • Crested School Shorts
    (optional)
  • Socks
  • Gum Shield
Sportswear

  • School Tracksuit
  • Black Crested Polo
  • Sports Shoes
  • Crested School Shorts
    (optional)

All items of uniform should be clearly labelled with student’s name

The School Uniform Supplier is:
Uniformity, 47/48 Cross Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
www.uniformity.ie

SCHOOL RULES AND POLICIES

SCHOOL RULES

School Rules (as in School Journal 2015-2016)

  1. Respect and courtesy must be shown at all times to fellow students, teachers and the wider community.
    Bad language is not acceptable.
  2. Proper behaviour is expected at all times.
    Any complaints arising from misbehaviour outside school will result in disciplinary action.
  3. Herbert Park is out of bounds for First, Second and Third Years, unless accompanied by a teacher.
    No student may leave the school during the day without permission.
  4. School dress code must be adhered to. A neat and tidy appearance is essential.
  5. Absences and lates must be explained in writing in School Journal by parent or guardian.
  6. Tippex and chewing gum are not allowed. School property must be respected.
  7. School Property must be respected and free of litter and graffiti. Pupils will be liable for any damage caused to property.
  8. Smoking in the school or in the vicinity of the school is regarded as a serious breach of discipline.
  9. Mobile phones, and/or other electronic equipment which detract from teaching and learning will be confiscated.
  10. Students must comply with the schools Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet and Computers.
  11. Suspension is enforced in cases of serous misdemeanours or repeated instances of misbehaviour.
  12. Sound study habits should be developed and proper maintenance of belongings, i.e. books, copies, Journal, lockers is expected.
  13. The Manager reserves the right to expel any pupil who, in his opinion, is guilty of persistent neglect of studies, misbehaviour or insubordination.

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR POLICY

St. Conleth’s Code of Behaviour Policy

May 2016

Preamble

The St. Conleth’s Code of Behaviour and Discipline reflects the Catholic ethos of the school as outlined in the School Prospectus and the School Plan. Clear rules and procedures consistently and fairly applied are necessary in order to ensure that the school is a place where teaching and learning can take place and where all students will feel secure.

St. Conleth’s code of behaviour is a set of programmes, practices and procedures that together form the school’s plan for helping students in the school to behave and learn well. This code of behaviour is intended to help the school community promote the school ethos, as well as policies, procedures and practices that encourage good behaviour and prevent unacceptable behaviour. It also assists teachers, students and parents to work together for a happy, effective and safe school.

At the start of the year, pupils are made aware of the rules and the standards of behaviour expected of them. They are informed of the procedures which will be followed and the sanctions which will be applied when misbehaviour arises.

Although the responsibility for upholding the Code of Behaviour rests principally with the teachers, the support of parents and guardians is also crucial. In drawing up this Code, the requirements as set out in the Education Act 1998 and the Education Welfare Act 2000 have been taken into account. As the Code is a living document, it will be subject to regular review.  

In August 2008, the NEWB(National Education Welfare Board)now known as TUSLA published Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools, which St Conleth’s has taken into account in auditing and updating our Code of Behaviour. St. Conleth’s acknowledges that the aforementioned guidelines have their basis in law and that the guidelines supersede DES Circular M 33//91: Guidelines towards a positive policy for school behaviour and discipline: A suggested school code of behaviour and discipline for post primary schools

The Education (Welfare) Act 2000 Section 23 (2) sets down what must be included in a school’s code of behaviour. They are:

  • The standards of behaviour that shall be observed by each student attending St. Conleth’s
  • The measures that will be taken when a student fails or refuses to observe those standards
  • The procedures to be followed before a student may be suspended or expelled from the school
  • The grounds for removing a suspension imposed in relation to a student
  • The procedures to be followed relating to notification of a child’s absence from school

Aims of the Code

  • to promote good behaviour and to encourage self-discipline in all
  • to create a disciplined environment in which teaching and learning can take place
  • to ensure the health, safety and welfare of everyone within the school
  • to promote the moral and social development of each pupil giving him/her the necessary skills to enable him/her to play his/her part as responsible members of society
  • to respect school property and the school environment
  • to respect the rights and opinions of others

Good Behaviour

The Code seeks to adopt a positive approach to the kind of behaviour the school wishes to promote. Good manners, courtesy, co-operation and respect for others and for their property are paramount. Every student has the right to enjoy both learning and leisure time in school and to regard it as a place where they can relate in a positive manner towards their teachers and to each other based on tolerance and respect. The school places particular emphasis on good behaviour acknowledging it when it is apparent as well as recognising the individual and collective achievements of the students. Rewards may include:

  • Personal praise of a pupil by a teacher
  • Special mention in assembly, in the newsletter and on school notice boards
  • The awarding of prizes for high achievement or effort in many different disciplines

 School Rules

A list of School Rules is printed each year in the School Journal (See Appendix 1) and discussed with parents before the start of the school year. These Rules form the basis of the Code of Behaviour, and have been drawn up to facilitate the smooth running of the school. It is expected that pupils and parents will co-operate and work positively at all times with the School Rules which must be taken in tandem with the overall Code of Behaviour and relevant school policies.

Classroom behaviour

The classroom is a place where pupils have a right to learn and teachers have a right to teach. Each pupil has a responsibility for maintaining a high level of personal behaviour and co-operation. For example, arriving in school and to class on time; keeping the classroom tidy; organising books and materials; completing homework (Cf. Homework & Study Policy) and accepting instruction from your teacher, all contribute to a positive learning environment.

Out-of-Class Behaviour

The school environment should also be kept clean and pupils should feel safe at all times while on the school premises. Any form of behaviour which may result in damage to property or which places others at risk must be avoided. When travelling to or from school and in the vicinity of the school, students should always behave in a manner which reflects well on both themselves and the school. (This includes adjoining roads, Herbert Park, local shops, local bus stops) Note: The school also has a specific Policy on School Tours.

 Sport & Extra Curricular Activities

Sport is an essential part of the school curriculum and all pupils are expected to take part unless otherwise excused. The school also encourages pupils to participate in the many extra-curricular activities on offer. It is important that students give a high level of commitment to whatever activity they take on. Those selected to represent the school in games, matches or competitions should respond readily with commitment and should regard this as an honour. They should be conscious of the fact that they are role models for others and should act accordingly.

Attendance & Timekeeping

Regular and punctual attendance is essential to the continuity of learning. Sanctions will be imposed for persistent lateness. (See school policy on Lates) A written explanation by a parent or guardian must be given for any absences or lateness. Whenever possible, medical or dental appointments should be arranged outside class hours. It is emphasised that the onus is on students to catch up on work missed whenever they are absent from school. It is important to note that each year reports of student attendance are made to the TUSLA. Any student who is absent for 20 days or more, must be reported to the TUSLA in accordance with the Education Welfare Act 2000.

Bullying

Bullying in any form is totally unacceptable. If detected, it will be acted upon immediately. Anyone who becomes aware of, or suspects such activity on the part of any pupil or pupils should inform an appropriate person in authority. In dealing with such matters, the greatest care is shown in recognizing the needs to protect and support all victims and also to address problems encountered by those who engage in bullying.
(Cf. School Policy on Bullying)

Health & Safety

It is in everyone’s interest that the school should be a safe and healthy place. Every member of the school community has a responsibility to take the greatest care in avoiding accidents or putting others at risk by thoughtless behaviour. Pupils must acquaint themselves with safety procedures, recognising that there are particular dangers present in areas such as the laboratory, the sports hall, the canteen etc. Any pupil who becomes aware of any unusual dangers should immediately bring them to the attention of the teachers.
(Cf. Health & Safety Statement)

School Uniform

The full school uniform should be worn in school and on the way to and from school and at all official school functions. Official sports gear must also be worn when required. Students who are not in full uniform may be sent home or may have other sanctions imposed. Untidy dress and appearance is not acceptable. Hair must be of a conventional length. Boys must be clean–shaven. Excessive jewellery or make up will not be permitted. Body piercing and dyed hair will result in sanctions.
(Cf. Rules on School Uniform & Personal Appearance in School Journal)

Alcohol, Smoking and Illegal Substances

Smoking or the consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden and offences in this regard are likely to lead to suspension. The possession, use or supply of illegal drugs or substances is an extremely serious offence.
(Cf. Substance Abuse Policy)

Action may also be taken against other students, who indirectly facilitated or supported those engaging in such practices. Smoking of e-cigarettes is also a breach of school rules.

Mobile Phones

It is accepted that mobile phones are widely used by students and may be brought into the school at the owner’s risk. They should be switched off during class time and should not be seen or heard during the day. Mobile phones may not be used between classes or during breaks without the specific permission of a teacher. Otherwise they will be confiscated for a minimum of a week. Parents are requested to contact their sons/daughters through the school landline. Further offences will merit a longer period of confiscation. Phones must never be used to photograph or record any student, teacher or member of staff in the school itself or in the vicinity of the school or at school outings without permission and/or to use such photographs to harass, undermine, intimidate or bully others.

Procedures

  • All incidents of misbehaviour should be documented and recorded.
  • The classroom teacher will manage behaviour within his/her class and seek to resolve any day to day issues which may arise within the class.
    (Cf. Guidelines for Teachers on Classroom Behaviour)
  • Only when the class teacher has exhausted all courses of action does the teacher refer the matter to the Form Teacher and/or to the Deputy Principal.
  • The Deputy Principal will inform the Principal of serious breaches of discipline when further action may be required. Continuous behavioural problems may also be referred to the school’s pastoral care team, guidance counsellor or outside agency with parental approval.

Sanctions

When problems of discipline arise, parents will be informed that sanctions will be invoked. A student may be removed from class while an incident or situation is being investigated prior to any formal sanctions being imposed. Sanctions may include:

  • Being given a verbal reprimand or warning
  • Writing a note in the Journal
  • Contacting the parents and seeking parental support where necessary
  • Being reported to the Form Teacher/Deputy Principal
  • Detention
  • Being detained at lunchtime, after school and/or on Saturday mornings.
  • Withdrawal of privileges ( eg. permission to leave school at lunchtime)
  • Doing School Community Service
  • Being reported to the Principal
  • Being suspended from class or school by the Principal
  • Referral to the pastoral care convenor or outside counsellor
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Suspension

Suspension will be imposed when the Principal is satisfied that it is warranted for serious offences or where a student has failed to respond to other forms of sanction for repeated misbehaviour. Appropriate advance notice is given and suspension will be imposed for a fixed number of days, at the expiry of which the student may return to school. Contact is also made with the parents/guardians to discuss the matter and to outline the conditions under which such a return may be permitted. The student may also be asked to give both an apology and a written commitment to good behaviour before being permitted to return to school.

Expulsion

In St. Conleth’s the Manager* reserves the right to expel any student who puts the health and welfare of other students or staff at risk, or any student who engages in persistent or very serious misbehaviour which undermines the ethos of the school or the education of other students or the work or the school staff. Parents/guardians will be informed in writing of the allegations and the sanctions which may result subject to consideration by the Manager. Parents (and students over the age of 18) will also be informed of their right to appeal such a decision under Section 29 of the Education Act 1998. *The manager may act on the advice of the Principal. But the final decision rests with him/her.

It is important to note that on the admission of their son/daughter to St. Conleth’s parents agree in writing to abide by the rules of the school. In issues of serious misbehaviour, the school applies the principle of natural justice and students will be given a right of reply.

Follow Up

The Code of Behaviour is under constant review. Staff meetings afford the opportunity to discuss the Code of Behaviour on a regular basis and to look at specific incidents which may arise from time to time and their repercussions on individual students, teachers and the school body. In such cases, questions should be asked as to whether the current policy has provided a satisfactory mechanism to deal with a particular issue. If not, how should things be changed?

The goal of the follow up in the immediate aftermath of an incident is to help the school to decide whether a review of the Code of Behaviour is warranted. In the case of persistent bad behaviour, the rules referred to above are applied. The key consideration is a positive approach to school behaviour. If necessary, referral procedures (including onward referral) may be considered. Consideration may also be given to the formation of a group of facilitators (or one facilitator) to help St. Conleth’s embark on the development of an ongoing positive approach to discipline and the resolution of existing difficulties. New initiatives, within the boundaries of existing rules and legislation will always be considered.  

APPENDIX 1 ·

School Rules (as in current School Journal)

  1. Respect and courtesy must be shown at all times to fellow students, teachers and the wider community.
    Bad language is not acceptable.
  2. Proper behaviour is expected at all times.
    Any complaints arising from misbehaviour outside school will result in disciplinary action.
  3. Herbert Park is out of bounds for First, Second and Third Years, unless accompanied by a teacher.
    No student may leave the school during the day without permission.
  4. School dress code must be adhered to. A neat and tidy appearance is essential.
  5. Absences and lates must be explained in writing in School Journal by parent or guardian.
  6. Tippex and chewing gum are not allowed. School property must be respected.
  7. School Property must be respected and free of litter and graffiti. Pupils will be liable for any damage caused to property.
  8. Smoking in the school or in the vicinity of the school is regarded as a serious breach of discipline.
  9. Mobile phones, and/or other electronic equipment which detract from teaching and learning will be confiscated.
  10. Students must comply with the schools Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet and Computers.
  11. Suspension is enforced in cases of serous misdemeanours or repeated instances of misbehaviour.
  12. Sound study habits should be developed and proper maintenance of belongings, i.e. books, copies, Journal, lockers is expected.
  13. The Manager reserves the right to expel any pupil who, in his opinion, is guilty of persistent neglect of studies, misbehaviour or insubordination.

These rules to be signed by the student and Parent/Guardian at the beginning of the school year.

Legislation and References

  • Bunreacht na-hEireann 1937
  • The European Convention on Human Rights (1950)
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
  • Education Act 1998
  • Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 (Amends provisions of Section 29 of
  • The Education Act 1998
  • Education Welfare Act 2000
  • Ombudsman for Children Act 2002
  • Education of Persons with Special Needs Act 2004 (EPSEN Act)
  • Disability Act 2005
  • Non-Fatal Offences against the Persons Act
  • Data Protection Act 1988
  • Data Protection Amendement Act 2003
  • Age of Majority Act 1995
  • All Health and Safety Legislation Acts
  • The Report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour in Second Level Schools
ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

St. Conleth’s College Anti-Bullying policy

Our Ethos and Vision

Every student in St Conleth’s College is entitled to participate in an environment free from fear and intimidation. Bullying is not tolerated in St Conleth’s. It undermines our mission to create a happy, healthy and safe environment. We aim to foster dignity in the workplace and respect among, and between, teachers, staff and pupils.

Code of Behaviour

Good manners, courtesy, co-operation and respect for others and their property are paramount. Every student has the right to enjoy both learning and leisure time in school and to regard it as a place where they can relate in a positive manner towards their teachers and to each other based on tolerance and respect.

We all have a responsibility to watch our own behaviour , to be sensitive to the well- being of everybody, to be vigilant and watch out for each other.
In the first instance prevention is better than cure.

Bullying

Bullying is unwanted negative behaviour, verbal, psychological or physical conducted, by an individual or a group against another person(or persons) and which is repeated over time.

The following types of behaviour are included in the definition of bullying:

  • deliberate exclusion, malicious gossip and other forms of relational bullying
  • cyber-bullying
  • identity-based bullying such as homophobic bullying, racist bullying, bullying based on a person’s membership of the Traveller community and bullying of those with disabilities or special educational needs

Isolated or once-off incidents of intentional negative behaviour, including a once off offensive or hurtful text message or other private messaging, do not fall within the definition of bullying and will be dealt with, as appropriate, in accordance with the St Conleth’s Code of Behaviour.

However in the context of this policy, by placing a once off offensive or hurtful public message, image or statement on a social network site or other public forum where that message or image or statement can be viewed and/or repeated by other people will be regarded as bullying behaviour.

Prevention

St Conleth’s recognises the very serious nature of bullying and the negative impact that it can have on the lives of pupils and is therefore fully committed to the following key principles of best practice in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour.:

  • A positive school culture and climate which-
    • is welcoming of difference and diversity and is based on inclusivity
    • encourages pupils to disclose and discuss incidents of bullying behaviour in a non-threatening environment
    • promotes respectful relationships across the school community
  • Effective leadership
  • A school-wide approach
  • A shared understanding of what bullying is and its impact
  • Implementation of education and prevention strategies (including awareness raising measures)
  • Effective supervision and monitoring of pupils
  • Supports for staff
  • Consistent recording, investigation and follow up
  • On-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the anti bullying policy

Measures to achieve aims

  • Through the school’s pastoral care team. Headed by our form teachers who have daily contact with pupils and close relationship with parents.
  • All classes to participate in the Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying Programme
  • SPHE programme
  • Guest speakers and talks and/or workshops
  • Re-enforcement of School Policy by Form Teachers
  • Vigilance of St Conleth’s community with an emphasis on the ‘Bystander Effect’
  • The provision of a Guidance Counsellor
  • The introduction of mentoring/Buddy system between 5th and 1st Year
  • The provision of a report from the Principal to the Manager each term on the overall number of bullying cases recorded and confirmation that all cases have been, or are being, dealt with in accordance with the School’s Anti-Bullying Policy and the 2013 DES procedures.

Measures to be taken in the Event of a Bullying Incident

  • The first point of contact for students/parents/guardians is the Form Teacher
  • The Deputy Principal will be informed
  • Every effort will be made to resolve a complaint informally. If this is not possible a formal process will begin.
  • If a complaint is proven to be genuine, disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion will be taken.

The school will go about dealing with any and every incident with seriousness, care, sensitivity, and respect for all involved. It will put in place a system to investigate and resolve each complaint.

Formal Process

  1. Those involved will be spoken to separately. The school takes very seriously any attempt of intimidation during the course of an investigation.
  2. The facts will be established straight away (see template for recording bullying behaviour) i.e time, date, place and details of incidents.
  3. If a group is involved they will be interviewed one by one.
  4. A written account of all discussions and investigations will be made.
  5. If it turns out that the accused has been bullying they have broken the rules of the school and appropriate action will be taken.
  6. Sanctions may include
    • A contract of good behaviour
    • School community service
    • Detention
    • Withdrawal of privileges
    • Suspension
    • Expulsion

Parents will be kept informed of steps being taken.

Policy Review

As is recommended in DES guidelines of 2013 this Anti Bullying Policy will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Practical tips for building a positive school culture and climate

The following are  practical tips for immediate actions that are taken to help build a positive school culture and climate and to help prevent and tackle bullying behaviour.

  • Model respectful behaviour to all members of the school community at all times.
  • Explicitly teach pupils what respectful language and respectful behaviour looks like, acts like, sounds like and feels like in class and around the school.
  • Display key respect messages in classrooms, in assembly areas and around the school. Involve pupils in the development of these messages.
  • Catch them being good – notice and acknowledge desired respectful behaviour by providing positive attention.
  • Consistently tackle the use of discriminatory and derogatory language in the school – this includes homophobic and racist language and language that is belittling of pupils with a disability or SEN.
  • Give constructive feedback to pupils when respectful behaviour and respectful language are absent.
  • Have a system of encouragement and rewards to promote desired behaviour and compliance with the school rules and routines.
  • Explicitly teach pupils about the appropriate use of social media.
  • Positively encourage pupils to comply with the school rules on mobile phone and internet use.
  • Follow up and follow through with pupils who ignore the rules.
  • Actively involve parents and/or the Parents’ Association in awareness raising campaigns around social media.
  • Actively promote the right of every member of the school community to be safe and secure in school.
  • Highlight and explicitly teach school rules in pupil friendly language in the classroom and in common areas.
  • All staff can actively watch out for signs of bullying behaviour.
  • Ensure there is adequate playground/school yard/outdoor supervision.
  • School staff can get pupils to help them to identify bullying “hot spots” and “hot times” for bullying in the school.
  • Hot spots tend to be in the playground/school yard/outdoor areas, changing rooms, corridors and other areas of unstructured supervision.
  • Hot times again tend to be times where there is less structured supervision such as when pupils are in the playground/school yard or moving
  • Support the establishment and work of student councils.

CANTEEN

We are very proud of our canteen and dedicated kitchen staff. Students may pay with cash but using the Easypay credit system on the website is the quickest way to ensure a nutritious and delicious meal for your child. The menu was composed following a survey of parents and ties in with St. Conleth’s Healthy Eating Programme.

A Message from Mark McColgan, Head Chef in The School

My name is Mark and I will be running the canteen this year. Our aim is to provide simple home cooked food in a friendly environment. All the food is made in-house and is as fresh as can be. We normally operate our menu on a three-week rotation basis, except for Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday we make homemade pizza and on Thursday we cook beefburgers and french fries. However, there are hot alternatives available on these days also.

Rather than classifying foods as healthy and unhealthy we think of amounts as healthy and unhealthy. For example, something as simple as water in too great or too small a quantity can be damaging, so it is about finding the right amount. And of course we all deserve a chocolate bar now and again.As well as a hot main course, we also provide soups, salads, a range of rolls and sandwiches, fresh fruit and yoghurts. We will be posting the menu weekly along with recipes and cookery tips on the school website and the Parents’ Association Facebook page.

I look forward to working with you and should you have any questions I am in the kitchen from 8am most mornings.

*Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your child’s account through Easy Payments Plus.

Dishes

*Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your child’s account through Easy Payments Plus.

A Sample of the Delicacies on Offer from Chef Mark and his Team:

  • Soups
    (Pea and Mint, Minestrone, Potato and Leek, Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper, Mushroom)
  • Pastries
  • Breakfast Roles
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Water
  • Juices
  • Salads
    (Caesar, Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper, Greek, Nicoise, Falafel, Hummus and Carrot)

Main Courses

  • Chicken Pesto and Pasta
  • Bolognese and Pasta
  • Meatballs and Rice
  • Tandoori Chicken with Rice
  • Lentils and Mango Chutney
  • Home-made Pizza
  • 100% Irish Beef Burgers (a once a week treat!)
  • Irish Stew
  • Roast Chicken
  • Ratatouille
  • Baked Ham with Mash
  • Cabbage and Parsley Sauce
  • Pork Stir Fry

 

*Made-to-order sandwiches, rolls and wraps are always available.
*All foods served are nut-free.

And for the occasional treat … Mr. Kelleher stills runs his Tuckshop at breaktime!

*Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your child’s account through Easy Payments Plus.

Menu


*Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your child’s account through Easy Payments Plus.

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*Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing moneyPicture1 in your child’s account through Easy Payments Plus.

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE

After-School Care for Preparatory and Junior School

Since September 2012 St. Conleth’s has run its After School Programme in collaboration with One of a Kind. The After School manager is Cecilia Franken, Managing Director of One of a Kind. St. Conleth’s is pleased to continue to offer specialised educational activities after school with an emphasis on the personalised care of our pupils.

For further information see One of a Kind website www.oneofakind.ie  or contact Cecilia Franken at 087 6320127

BOOK LISTS

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with the student's name.

Books are available from the suppliers listed below or any local school book supplier.

Additional materials are available from the suppliers listed below.

SIXTH YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

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English  (Same as when in Fifth Year)

  • King Lear by Shakespeare (Mentor Edition, ISBN 978-1-909417-24-3)
  • Poetry Focus 2018 by Martin Kiernan and Frances Rocks (Gill and Macmillan, ISBN:
  • 9780717159550)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Novel) (Vintage, ISBN 9780099523994)
  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 9780141189970)
  • Leaving Certificate Past Papers, including 2017 (Edco)

Irish                     

  • Leaving Cert  Edco Papers 2017,  Higher (Red) or Ordinary (Blue) papers
  • Higher Level-
    An TriailMáiréad Ní Ghráda (An Gúm)
    Ar Aghaidh Libh Ardleibheal (Edco)  (same as 5th Year)
    Fiúntas Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition, (same as 5th Year)
  • Ordinary Level-
    Ar Aghaidh Libh Gnáthleibheal (Edco),  (same as 5th Year)
    Fuinneamh Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition (same as 5th Year)

Maths (Higher)

  • Active Maths 4 Book 2 (O. Murphy & C.Townsend) – Folens ( New Edition)
  • Active Maths 4 Book 1 & Activity Book (O. Murphy & C.Townsend) Folens (Same Book As Last Year)

Maths (Ordinary)

  • Active Maths 3 Book 2 (O. Murphy & C.Townsend) Folens   Same Book As Last Year.
  •  Active Maths 3 Book 1 & Activity Book (O. Murphy & C. Townsend) Folens  Same Book As Last Year

Maths (Both Levels)

  • Mathematical Tables, State Examinations Commission.
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Past Leaving Cert Papers Higher/Ordinary Level 2017 – Edco
  • A4 Project Maths Squared Paper Copy Book

Careers

  • Revise Wise, Start Your Career Journey Here, Brian Mooney, EdCo

French

  • Mosaïque (3rd edition) Edco 2015
  • Bonne Chance, 2014, Elizabeth Hayes-Lynn (Gill & Macmillan)
  • Past Leaving Cert Papers  Higher Level (Edco) 2017
  • Yuri’s Study Cards French (Michael Doherty School Supplies)
  • A4 Copy Book (on top of the A4 copy book from 5th Year that must be kept – Questions for the LC Oral)
  • Install the ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo applications

Spanish

  • El Español Bien Hablado-Folens
  • Vamos a Escuchar 2
  • Español en Acción– Folens
  • Past Papers- Educational Company (2017)
  • Yuri’s Study Cards Spanish (Michael Doherty School Supplies)
  • 2 x A4 and 2 x A5 Copy Books
  • Music

Past Leaving Cert Papers – Listening and Composition

History

  • Modern Europe and the Wider World 3rd Edition, Dermot Lucey, Gill and Macmillan
  • Modern Ireland 3rd Edition, Gerard Brockie and Raymond Walsh, Gill and Macmillan
  • A4 Soft Cover Manuscript Copy Book
  • Edco Higher Level Examination Papers
  • 4 Ring A4 Binder with Plastic Sleeve Inserts

Business           

  • Business Express (Second Edition) (Same As Last Year).  Enda Connolly, Mentor.
  • EDCO Examination Papers (2017).  Large ring binder with plastic sleeves and dividers.
  • A4 Refill Pad with Detachable Sheets.

Economics         

  • Positive Economics, Hayes, Murray, O’Connor – Edco ISBN 978-1-84536-471-7

Physics

  • Same book as last year (Real World Physics and Workbook) & past exam papers 2016

Art

All books and materials follow through from 5th Year and should be replenished if necessary.

Classical Studies

Books serve for Fifth and Sixth Year

(Those marked with an * are also available as free photocopies from the teacher.)

  • The Odyssey – Homer  (Trans. by E.V. Rieu; Revised by D.C.H. Rieu) ISBN 9780140449112 Penguin Classics
  • The AeneidVirgil  (Trans. by West)   ISBN 9780140449327   Penguin Classics
  • The Campaigns of Alexander  by Arrian (Trans. by De Selincourt; Revised by J.R. Hamilton) ISBN 9780140442533 Penguin Classics
  • *The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch (Intro. by  G. T. Griffith; Trans. by Ian Scott-Kilvert ) ISBN 9780141920368  Penguin Classics                  
  • *The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (Trans. by Fagles; Intro. by Knox) ISBN 9780140444254  Penguin Classics
  • *Medea and Other Plays by Euripides (Trans. by Vellacott) ISBN 9780140441291 Penguin Classics
  • *Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus (Trans. by Vellacott) ISBN 9780140441123  Penguin Classics
  • *A Handbook of Greek Art & Architecture  by G.M. Richter ISBN-0714824968 Phaidon  (if available)

Latin (optional extracurricular class)

Books serve for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year

  • Wheelock’s Latin by Richard A. LaFleur 7th Edition (Paperback or Hardback) ISBN: 9780061997228 (Amazon.co.uk)
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells 2nd Edition (Harvard UP) ISBN: 0674777700 (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Roman Art and Architecture by Mortimer Wheeler (Thames and Hudson) ISBN: 0500200211(Amazon.co.uk)

L.C.V.P  

  • LCVP Link Modules Making It Happen Caroline McHale (2nd Edition 2014) (Folens)
  • Ring Binder, dividers and poly-pockets

Geography   

  • Horizons Textbook Book 1 (Tara Fitzharris) (Second Edition) FOLENS (Same as last year).  
  • Horizons Textbook Book 2 (Tara Fitzharris) (Second Edition) FOLENS.
  • Geographical Investigation “Coastal.”  (Sue Honan) MENTOR.
  • Leaving Certificate Past Papers 2017

Chemistry            

  • Chemistry Live! (2nd edition 2014) Textbook & Workbook Set by Declan Kennedy (Folens)
  • Chemistry Student Lab Notebook, (Folens)

Biology   

 Same books as last year

  •  Past exam papers 2017

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FIFTH YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

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English                  

  • King Lear by Shakespeare (Mentor Edition, ISBN 978-1-909417-24-3)
  • Poetry Focus 2018  by Martin Kiernan and Frances Rocks (Gill and Macmillan, ISBN: 9780717159550)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Novel) (Vintage, ISBN 9780099523994)
  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 9780141189970)
  • Leaving Certificate Past Papers, including 2016 (Edco)

Irish Honours

  • Fiúntas Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition
  • Ar Aghaidh Libh– Ardleibheal-Edco

 Irish Ordinary

  • Fuinneamh Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition
  • Ar Aghaidh Libh– Gnáthleibhéal-Edco

Maths (Higher)

Active Maths 4 Book 1 and Activity Book (O. Murphy & C. Townsend) – Folens   (2nd Edition)

Maths (Ordinary)

  • Active Maths 3 Book 1 and Activity Book (O. Murphy & C. Townsend) –   Folens  
  • Active Maths 3 Book 2  (O. Murphy & C. Townsend) –   Folens  

Maths (All)

  • Mathematical Tables, State Examinations Commission.
  • Scientific Calculator
  • A4 Project Maths copy book

French

  • Mosaïque (3rd edition) Edco 2016
  • Bonne Chance, 2014, Elizabeth Hayes-Lynn (Gill & Macmillan)
  • Yuri’s study cards French (Michael Doherty School Supplies)
  • A4 Refill foolscap with folder  or 1 A4 copy
  • Install the ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo applications on phone

History   

  • Modern Europe and the Wider World 3rd Edition, Dermot Lucey, Gill and Macmillan
  • Modern Ireland 3rd Edition, Gerard Brockie and Raymond Walsh, Gill and Macmillan
  • A4 Soft Cover Manuscript Copy Book

Physics

  • Real World Physics Book and Workbook (Dan O Regan; Folens)
  • Hard Back A4 Copy
  • Folder for holding notes

Geography     

  • ECO Textbook (Ray Quinn) (New edition)
  • Large ring binder folder with dividers and plastic sleeves.                  
  • EDCO Examination Papers 2016
  • A4 refill pad (Detachable sheets)

Music     

  • Piano Concerto in A major – W.A.Mozart
  • Notes – Textbook for Leaving Cert Music – Higgins and Higgins
  • Manuscript copy

Latin                      (optional extracurricular class) (Books serve for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year)

  • Wheelock’s Latin by Richard A. Lafleur 7th Edition (Paperback or Hardback) ISBN: 9780061997228 (available through Amazon.co.UK)
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells 2nd Edition (Harvard UP) ISBN: 0674777700 (available through Amazon.co.UK)
  • Roman Art and Architecture by Mortimer Wheeler (Thames and Hudson) ISBN: 0500200211(available through Amazon.co.UK)

L.C.V.P  

  • LCVP Link Modules Making It Happen Caroline McHale (2nd Edition 2014) (Folens)
  • Ring Binder, dividers and poly-pockets

Chemistry    

  • Chemistry Live! (2nd edition 2014) – Textbook & Workbook Set by Declan Kennedy (Folens)
  •  Chemistry Student Lab Notebook (Folens)

Economics            

Positive Economics Hayes, Murray, O’Connor – Edco ISBN 978-1-84536-471-7

Business               

  • Business Express (second edition), Enda Connolly, Mentor Books
  • EDCO Examination Papers 2016
  • Large ring binder folder with dividers and plastic sleeves.
  • A4 refill pad (Detachable sheets

Careers                  

Study and Exam Skills, Gill and Macmillan, Irene Togher

Classical Studies   (Books serve for Fifth and Sixth Year; those marked with an  *  are also available as free photocopies from the teacher.)

  • The Odyssey – Homer  (Trans. by E.V. Rieu; Revised by D.C.H. Rieu) ISBN 9780140449112   Penguin Classics
  • The Aeneid – Virgil  (Trans. by West)   ISBN 9780140449327   Penguin Classics
  • The Campaigns of Alexander  by Arrian (Trans. by De Selincourt; Revised by J.R. Hamilton)   ISBN 9780140442533 Penguin Classics
  • *The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch (Intro. by  G. T. Griffith; Trans. by Ian    Scott-Kilvert ) ISBN 9780141920368  Penguin Classics                  
  • *The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (Trans. by Fagles; Intro. by Knox)  ISBN 9780140444254  Penguin Classics
  • *Medea and Other Plays by Euripides (Trans. by Vellacott) ISBN 9780140441291 Penguin Classics
  • *Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus (Trans. by Vellacott) ISBN 9780140441123  Penguin Classics
  • A Handbook of Greek Art & Architecture  by G.M. Richter ISBN-0714824968 (Phaeton) (if available)

Biology

  • Biology Plus – (by M.O’Callaghan) Edco  
  • Hard Back A4 Copy
  • Folder for holding notes

Spanish

  • Español en Acción (Folens)
  • Vamos a Escuchar 2 (New Edition) (Folens)
  • El español bien hablado (Folens)
  •  2 A4 and 2 A5 Copies.

ART

  • Pencils, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B & Conte pencils, black, white and sepia       
  • Poly pockets pack of 50
  • White Rubber & Sharpener & Scissors,  & Pritt Stick                          
  • Pack of 12/24 oil pastels  
  • A2 Card Portfolio & A4 Ring bound Sketch pad                                 
  •  J-cloth
  • Ruler,  12 inches, steel is best & Roll 1inch masking tape
  • Water Colour Pencils, Derwent or Faber Castell (24)
  • Selection of coloured A2 paper for poster design. To be purchased when needed
  • Acrylic paint, (optional, but recommended if students like painting) Burnt umber, titanium white, cadium yellow, cadium red, ultramarine, black. Daler-Rowney or Winsor and Newton
  • Paint Brushes, a selection of soft brushes, small, medium and large sizes

Art History

  • Art Works by Sean O hAodha
  • An A4 Ring Binder
  • A4 Hardback lined notebook for notes and essays (Ring-bound is easier to work in, up to student)

* Notes will not be given to students who come to class without an Art History Folder.

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TRANSITION YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

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English

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding  (Faber & Faber, ISBN 9780571295715)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – any edition
  • 1 A5 copy

Irish

  • Deireadh Seachtaine Craiceáilte – Roddy Doyle – Island Books.
  • An Chéad Chloch – Pádraic Ó Conaire – Mercier Press.

Maths                  

  • Textbook will be advised in September
  • A4 Project Maths copy book

French

  • Préparation à l’examen du DELF Scolaire et Junior A2 – Hachette 2006
  • 1 A5 copy
  •  Install the ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo applications on your phone

History

The TY syllabus in History is module based. There is no text book.
Documents & other source materials will be made available throughout the year.

Business

The TY syllabus in Business is module based. There is no text book.
Documents & other source materials will be made available throughout the year.

Geography

The TY syllabus in Geography is module based. There is no text book.
Documents &  other source materials will be made available throughout the year.

Spanish

The TY syllabus in Spanish is module based. There is no text book.
Documents & other source materials will be made available throughout the year.

  • 1A4 Copy.

Biology

  • A5 Science hardback with graph paper

Physics

  • A5 Science hardback with graph paper

Careers

  • Be Real Game Workbook (ordered through school).

Classics              

  • Alexander the Great – Selections from Arrian J.G. Lloyd (Camb.UP) ISBN:9780521281959 (Optional: photocopies available)              

Latin   (optional extracurricular class) (Books serve for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year)

  • Wheelock’s Latin by Richard A. Lafleur 7th Edition (Paperback or Hardback) ISBN: 9780061997228 (available through Amazon.co.UK)
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells 2nd Edition (Harvard UP) ISBN: 0674777700 (available through Amazon.co.UK)
  • Roman Art and Architecture by Mortimer Wheeler (Thames and Hudson) ISBN: 0500200211(available through Amazon.co.UK)

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THIRD YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

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English               

  • iChallenge by Cotter, Meade and McDermott (Mentor, ISBN 9781845365585) (same as  from second year)
  • Henry IV Part I  by Shakespeare (Cambridge Schools Edition preferred)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 9780141393056 or any unabridged edition)

An Ghaeilge        

Honours Irish

  • Gleasnótaí Gaeilge Ardleibhéal (Mentor)
  • Exam Papers Edco 2016 (Red Higher Level Papers )

Ordinary Level Irish

  • Fonn 2 Edco (students used this book in 2nd year)
  • Exam Paper Edco 2016 (Blue Ordinary Level Papers)

French                 

  • Nouveau Voyage 2 (M. Leahy and M. Harney) Gill & Macmillan 2016
  • Succes au Brevet, Edco (2nd edition)
  • Exam Papers Edco 2016 (higher)
  • 2 A5 copies
  • Download the WordReference and Duolingo applications

Maths                

Higher Level:

  • Active Maths 2 (Oliver Murphy & Colin Townsend) – Folens
  • Exam papers 2016

 Ordinary Level:

  •  Active Maths 1 and Activity Book (O.Murphy & C. Townsend) –Folens. (Same book as last year.)
  • Exam Papers 2016

All Maths Students:

  • Maths Formula and Tables Booklet, State Exam Commision
  • Geometry Set
  • Scientific Calculator
  • A4 Project Maths copy book

Geography           

  • Geography in Action – Norma Lenihan and Jason O’ Brien (Educate.ie)
  • Hardback copy (If you have these books already do not purchase)
  • Edco Higher Level Examination Papers Including 2016

History

  • Timeline, Second Edition by de Buitléir, Henry, Nyham, Tonge (Edco)  
  • A4 Manuscript Copybook
  • Edco Higher Level Examination Papers Including 2016
  • Shortcuts to Success Junior Certificate History

Science

  • Same as last year (Discovering Science, John Cullen, Mentor)
  • Science A4 Hardback Copy
  • Past J.C. Papers Higher 2016- Edco

Latin                    

  • So You Really Want To Learn Latin Book III by N.R.R. Fulton (Galorepark, ISBN: 9781902984094 (Paperback) or 9781902984025 (Hardback)) available from websites: https://www.galorepark.co.uk and/or openingminds.ie
  • Carpe Viam (revised edition) available through School of Classics, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Email michellemcdonald@ucd.ie ISBN: 978-0-9926580-0-7
  • Pocket Latin Dictionary any

Religion

  • A Question of Faith (Junior Certificate Religion) 3rd Edition Lori Whelan Niamh McDermott (Edco)                                                                            
  • Copy book, colouring pencils   

Spanish

  • Primer Paso 2 (Ann Harrow) Folens
  • Vamos a Escuchar 1: Folens
  • Practicamos : Folens
  • Past Papers- Educational Company 2016
  • 2 A4 and 2 A5 Copies

C.S.P.E.   

  • Stand up, Speak up! (with workbook) (Holmes, O’ Dwyer) Mentor.
  • Exam papers Incl 2016

Business

  • New Studies in Business, Roche and Cusack, Fallon (same as last year)
  • Record Books 1, 2 and 3 and Manuscript Copy Book
  • Edco (Educational Company) Exam Papers Incl 2016
  • Calculator with % key

S.P.H.E.

I Belong 3 (Folens)

Music

  • Sounds Good Workbook (Edco) Mary McFadden and Katherine Kearns
  • Junior Cert exam papers

Art  (Only for students who are taking art after school)

  • Pencils, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B                        
  • White Rubber               
  • Ruler, 12 inches (steel is best)               
  • A2 Card Portfolio, Sharpener, J-cloth
  • A4 Ring bound sketch pad                    
  • 1 inch roll of masking tape                                                      
  • Poly pockets pack of 50, Pritt stick, Scissors
  • Water Colour Pencils, Derwent or Faber Castell (12 or 24)
  • Paint Brushes, a selection of soft brushes, small, medium and large sizes
  • Pack of 12 oil or chalk pastels optional

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SECOND YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

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English                 

  • iChallenge by Cotter, Meade and McDermott (Mentor, ISBN 9781845365585)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Arrow, ISBN 9781784752637 or any unabridged edition)
  • Lovers (Winners And Losers) by Brian Friel (ISBN 9780904011647)

Irish

  • Fonn 2 Nua, Edco
  • Foclóir Scoile An Gúm (Dictionary, same as first year)

Maths    

  • Active Maths 1 and Activity Book (O.Murphy & C. Townsend) –Folens. (Same book as last year.)
  • Maths Formula and Tables Booklet, State Examinations Commission.
  • Active Maths 2 (Oliver Murphy & Colin Townsend) – Folens (To be purchased later in the year if advised.)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Geometry Set
  • A4 Project Maths copy book

French

  • Nouveau Voyage 1 (M. Leahy and M. Harney) Gill & Macmillan 2015
  • Nouveau Voyage 2 (M. Leahy and M. Harney) Gill & Macmillan 2016
  •    2 A5 copies
  •    Install the ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo applications

History

  • The Past Today, (New Edition) Demot Lucey, Gill & Macmillan
  • The Past Today Workbook (New Edition)
  • A4 Manuscript Soft Cover Copybook

Geography

  • New Complete Geography 5th Edition & Skills book by Hayes (Gill & MacMillan)
  • A4 Hardback copy
  • Colouring pencils

Science

  • Same book as last year (Discovering Science, John Cullen, Mentor)
  • Science A4 Hardback Copy

Latin                    

  • So You Really Want To Learn Latin Book II by N.R.R. Fulton (Galorepark, ISBN: 9781902984018 (Hardback) or Paperback (available from website: https://www.galorepark.co.uk)
  • Carpe Viam (revised edition) (available through School of Classics, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Email michellemcdonald@ucd.ie ISBN: 978-0-9926580-0-7)
  • Pocket Latin Dictionary any

Spanish

  • Vamos a Escuchar 1 : Folens (New Edition)
  • Primer Paso 1 and 2 (Ann Harrow ) Folens
  • ¿Practicamos? (Elaine Higgins) Folens
  • 2 A4 copy and 2 A5 Copies

Music

  • Sounds Good by Mary McFadden and Katherine Kearns (Edco)
  • Core Book and Set A
  • Music manuscript copy

Religion

  • A Question of Faith (Junior Certificate Religion) 3rd Edition Lori Whelan Niamh McDermott (Edco)    
  • Copy book
  • Colouring pencils                                          

Business

  • Same book as last year (New Studies in Business, Roche/Cusack, Fallon)
  • Record Books 1, 2 and 3 and Manuscript Copy Book

C.S.P.E.    

Stand up, Speak up! (with workbook) (Holmes, O’ Dwyer) Mentor.

S.P.H.E.

I Belong 2 (Folens)

ART    

  • Art & Design Workbook Publisher: Gill Education ISBN: 9780717155736
  • Pencils, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • White Rubber, Sharpener, Scissors, Pritt stick
  • Ruler,  12 inches, steel is best
  • A2 Card Portfolio
  • A4 Ring bound sketch pad
  • 1inch roll of masking tape
  • Water Colour Pencils, Derwent or Faber Castell (12 or 24)
  • Paint Brushes, a selection of soft brushes, small, medium and largesizes
  • J-cloths
  • Poly pockets pack of 50
  • Pack of 12 oil or chalk pastels optional

PDF to print

FIRST YEAR Booklist 2016/2017

PDF to Print

English

  • Fire and Ice Book 1 by Pauline Kelly et al (Gill, ISBN: 9780717169580)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781408841754) (Please purchase the novel, not the graphic novel!)
  • English Dictionary (any suitable for secondary school)

Irish

  • Fonn 1 – Edco Eagrán Nua
  • Foclóir Scoile An Gúm

Maths  

  • Active Maths 1 (Oliver Murphy & Colin Townsend) – Folens (Includes Active Maths 1 Activity Book)
  • Geometry Set
  • A6 notebook for key words (preferably hardback)
  • A4 Project Maths copy  book

French

  • Nouveau Voyage 1 – (M. Leahy and M. Harney) Gill & Macmillan 2015 (Please download and install the G&M App on your phone or tablet)
  • 2 A5 copies
  • Install the ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo applications                           

History

  • The Past Today (New Edition) Demot Lucey, Gill & Macmillan
  • The Past Today Workbook (New Edition)
  • A4 Manuscript Soft Cover Copybook

Geography

  • New Complete Geography 5th Edition & Skills Book by Hayes (Gill & MacMillan)
  • A4 Hardback copy
  • Colouring pencils

Religion

  • A Question of Faith (Junior Certificate Religion) 3rd Edition Lori Whelan Niamh McDermott (Edco)
  • Good News Bible
  • Copy book, colouring pencils                                                                        

Latin

So You Really Want To Learn Latin Book I by N.R.R. Fulton (Galorepark, ISBN: 9781902984001 (Hardback) or Paperback (available from website: https://www.galorepark.co.uk)

Science

  • The Nature of Science Textbook with Student Resources & Revision Book, Student Investigation Journal by Gill, Grant, Meredith & Odongo (Mentor)
  • Science A4 Hardback Copy

C.S.P.E.               

Stand up, Speak up! (with workbook) by Holmes, O’ Dwyer (Mentor)

Business    

  • Get Started! Textbook and Workbook by Matt Hynes (Folens)
  • Copy book

Spanish

  • Primer Paso 1
  • 2 A5 copies and 1 A4 copy

S.P.H.E.

I Belong 1 (Folens)

Art      

  • Pencils, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • White Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler,  12 inches, steel is best
  • A2 Card Portfolio
  • A4 Ring bound sketch pad
  • Water Colour Pencils, Derwent or Faber Castell (12 or 24)

PDF to Print

SIXTH FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

Busy at Maths 6 (C. J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise 6 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 6 (C.J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Sin É! 6 – (Edco)

Religion

  • Alive O 8 (Veritas)
  • Alive O 8 Workbook (Veritas)

History

  • SESE Programme – Small World Sixth Class – (C. J. Fallon)

Geography and Science

  • SESE Programme – Small World Sixth Class – (C. J. Fallon)

Music

  • Manuscript

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils

CopyBooks

  • A4 Hardback Notebook
  • Maths Copy Book
  • A4 Hardback Folder
  • One Packet of Poly Pockets and Dividers
  • 9” x 7” Hardback Copybooks (not A5) x 3

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name.

Sixth Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

FIFTH FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths 5 (C. J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise 5 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 5 (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Sin É! 5 – (Edco)

Religion

  • Alive O 7 (Veritas)
  • Alive O 7 Workbook (Veritas)

History

  • SESE Programme History– Small World History Fifth Class (C. J. Fallon)

Geography and Science

  • SESE Programme – Small World Fifth Class (C. J. Fallon)

Music

  • Manuscript

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils

Copy Books

  • A4 Hardback Copy x 1
  • 9”x 7” Hardback Copy x 1
  • Lined Copies x 2
  • Maths Copies x 2

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

Fifth Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

FOURTH FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths 4 (C. J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise 4 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 4 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Modern Handwriting 4A (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Sin É! 4 – (Edco)

Religion

  • Alive O 6 (Veritas)
  • Alive O 6 Workbook (Veritas)

History

  • SESE Programme – Small World Fourth Class (C. J. Fallon)

Geography and Science

  • SESE Programme – Small World Fourth Class (C. J. Fallon)

Music

  • Manuscript

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils

Copy Books

  • A4 Hardback Copy x 1
  • Pencils
  • 9”x 7” Hardback Copy x 1
  • Red Pen x 3
  • Hard Cover Folder x 1
  • Blue Pen x 3
  • Packet of Poly Pockets
  • Sharpener
  • Packet of Dividers
  • Eraser
  • Small Hard Cover Notebook x 2
  • 30cm ruler
  • Maths Copies x 2

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

Fourth Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

THIRD FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths 3 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Tables Expert C (Gill)

English

  • Wordwise 3 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 3 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Modern Handwriting 3A (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Sin É! 4 – (Edco)

Religion

  • Alive O 6 (Veritas)
  • Alive O 6 Workbook (Veritas)

History

  • SESE Programme – Small World Third Class (C. J. Fallon)

Geography and Science

  • SESE Programme – Small World Third Class (C. J. Fallon)

Music

  • Manuscript

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils

Copy Books

  • A5 Hardback Copy
  • 30 cm Ruler
  • Maths Copy x2
  • Lead Pencil x3
  • Lined Copy Book x 4
  • Red Pen x 2
  • A4 Zip Folders x 4
  • Eraser x 2
  • Pritt Sticks x 2
  • Sharpener x2

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

Third Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

SECOND FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths 2 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Busy at Maths 2 – Shadow Book (C.J. Fallon)
  • Master Your Maths 2 (C.J.Fallon)
  • Tables Expert B (Gill)

English

  • Wordwise 2 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 2 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Handwriting Made Easy 2 – Looped Style (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Céim ar Chéim 2 (C.J. Fallon)
  • Cairde le Chéile Leabhar 2 (C.J. Fallon)

Religion

  • Grow in Love 4 for Second Class (Veritas)

SESE

  • Small World Second Class (C. J. Fallon)

 

Music

  • Ready to Rock 2(C.J Fallon)
  • Descant Recorder
  • New Recorder Tutor Book – Stephen Goodyear
    (Available in McCullough Pigotts/Waltons)

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils

Copy Books

  • A5 Hardback Copy
  • Project Copy x 2
  • C5 Maths Copy
  • Lined Copies x 4
  • A4 Display Book x 2 (40 pages)
  • 30cm Ruler x 2
  • Scrap Book x 2
  • Eraser x 2
  • Sharpener x 2
  • A4 Zip Folders x 4
  • Triangular Pencils x 5
  • Red Pen x 2
  • Colouring Pencils
  • Pritt Stick x 4

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

Second Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

FIRST FORM Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths 1 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Busy at Maths 1 – Shadow Book (C.J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise 1 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound 1 (C. J. Fallon)
  • Handwriting Made Easy 1 – Looped Style (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Céim ar Chéim 1 (C.J. Fallon)
  • Cairde le Chéile Leabhar 1 (C.J. Fallon)

Religion

  • Grow in Love – First Class Primary 3 (Veritas)

SESE

  • Small World – First Class (C. J. Fallon)
  • Small World – First Class Project Book (C. J. Fallon)

Music

  • Ready to Rock 1 (C.J Fallon)
  • Descant Recorder
  • New Recorder Tutor Book – Stephen Goodyear
    (Available in McCullough Pigotts/Waltons)

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils
  • Pack of 12 markers

Copy Books

  • C5 Maths Copy
  • Lined Copy Books x 4
  • A5 Hard Back Copy Book
  • Scrapbook
  • A4 zip folders x 4
  • Triangular pencils x 2 (labelled)
  • Eraser x 2
  • Sharpener x 2
  • Pritt Stick x 2
  • 30cm ruler
 Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

First Form Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

SENIOR INFANTS Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths – Senior Infants (C. J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise B (C. J. Fallon)
  • Spellbound – Senior Infants (C. J. Fallon)
  • Handwriting Made Easy B – Looped Style (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Abair Liom B (Folens)

Religion

  • Grow in Love – Senior Infants, Primary 2 (Veritas)

SESE

  • Small World – Senior Infants (C. J. Fallon)
    (History, Geography, Science)

Music

  • Ready to Rock B (C.J Fallon)

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils
  • Pack of 12 markers

Copy Books

  • Maths Copy Book (20mm Squares)
  • Project Copy Book x 2 (15A)
  • Scrap Book
  • A3 Strong Plastic Folder (With Zip)
  • A4 Hardback Copy (160 pages)

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(31.05.2016)

Senior Infants Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

JUNIOR INFANTS Booklist 2016/2017

Maths

  • Busy at Maths – Junior Infants (C. J. Fallon)

English

  • Wordwise A (C. J. Fallon)
  • Handwriting Made Easy A – Looped Style (C. J. Fallon)

Irish

  • Abair Liom A (Folens)

Religion

  • Grow in Love – Junior Infants, Primary 1 (Veritas)

SESE

  • Small World – Junior Infants (C. J. Fallon)
    (History, Geography, Science)

Music

  • Ready to Rock A (C.J Fallon)

Art

  • Pack of Colouring Pencils
  • Pack of 12 markers

Copy Books

  • Maths Copy Book (20mm Squares)
  • Writing Copy Book
  • Nature Copy Book
  • Project Copy Book (15A)
  • Scrap Book
  • A3 Strong Plastic Folder (With Zip)
  • A4 Hardback Copy

Pencil Case

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Twistables (one pack of each thick/thin)

Please ensure that all books are covered with clear plastic and labelled with name. 

(25.05.2016)

Junior Infants Booklist 2016/2017 PDF

COMMUNICATIONS

SCHOOL CONTACT AND MESSAGING SERVICE

Text Messaging Service

The School use a text messaging service to alert parents of pupil absences and to send reminders of meetings and events to parents and to notify them of any changes to proposed schedules. There is a €5.00 charge per child which is included in the school extras.

Contact Numbers

E-mail Phone
School admin@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022
Donal Ó Dúlaing,
Senior School Principal
odulaingd@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 5
Tony Kilcommons,
Junior School Principal
kilcommonst@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 6
Dolores Kelly,
Head of Preparatory School
kellyd@stconleths.ie via Rachel Lennon
Angelina Hopkins,
Deputy Principal
hopkinsa@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 7
Ann Sheppard,
C.E.O.
shepparda@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 3
Dolores MacMahon,
Director of Admissions
admin@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 2
Rachel Lennon,
Head of Administration
lennonr@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 1
Pamela Reilly,
Financial Controller
murphypam@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 0
Ann Ryan,
Guidance Counsellor
aryan@stconleths.ie (01) 668 0022 Ext 8
Gavin Maguire,
Head of Sport
maguireg@stconleths.ie

If the phone lines are engaged or if there is no one available to take a call, please leave a message and it will be dealt with as soon as possible.
The school facsimile number is (01) 660 4815

Reception

Rachel is available to meet and talk to parents and address any queries they may have between the following hours:
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

N.B. It may not always be possible to pass on messages to pupils except in cases of emergency.