We are all very excited here in Scoil Pól as we annouce our first musical in nearly 30 years! We present to you Mamma Mia! Auditions are currently on going, with the show to go ahead March 30th/31st and April 1st 2017! More details to follow shortly..
As Principal of Scoil Pol Seconday School I wish to welcome you to our website. I hope that while visiting our website you experience the sense of achievement and togetherness that exists within our school community.
Scoil Pol is located near the foothills of the Ballyhoura Mountains, approximately twenty five minutes from Charleville and Mitchelstown and less than ten minutes from Kilmallock.
We are a co-educational school with a proud heritage of academic excellence, an ethos of inclusion and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. This is anchored by our Pastoral Care System that fosters the development of all aspects of students' lives as we join them on their educational journey.
I hope you enjoy visiting our website. Should you have any further questions, or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mike O'Hara Principal
Cuirim fáilte mhór romhaibh chuig Scoil Pól.
As Deputy Principal of Scoil Pól, it is a privilege to highlight some of the features which make our school an excellent centre of teaching and learning, characterised by a sense of community and shared vision, and a positive and engaging school experience for the emerging adults in our care. As you can see from our website our school offers a wide range of subjects and programmes.
Our teachers demonstrate daily their commitment to the achievement of academic excellence, optimising the potential of every student, including those with special educational needs. Teamwork, leadership skills, flexibility and a healthy balanced life style are promoted through participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Partnership, responsibility, ownership and decision-making skills are promoted through active involvement in Student Council, Prefect System, Green Schools’ Initiative etc.
Bridget Ryan, Deputy Principal
Anois is a leadership training programme run in conjunction with secondary schools for students in transition/fifth year. It has been running in the diocese for over 20 years. It is a residential programme run in St. Patrick’s College in Thurles. The Anois programme offers young people the chance to develop their leadership skills as well as giving them the opportunity to build up their confidence and self esteem and make lasting friendship. Here are two accounts from students who attended the workshop.Read more ...
"I can" was the main message from an inspiring talk from Limerick Suicide Watch to our 6th years and leaving certificate applied students. Many thanks to Mike, Sarah, Ger and the star of the show Dog Vern. Comments from teachers and students alike to "the great talk". A "honest, open and positive talk" about your mental health and how it's often the second time you ask people are they okay before you get the real answer.Read more ...
Our first year history students recently had the opportunity to meet with archaeologist Dr. Stephen Mandal. During the talk students analysed ancient artefacts and learned about the work of an archaeologist. Many thanks to Stephen for his patience and knowledge.
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Week ending - 20/01/2017
Monday - Transition Year students go to the Anois programme
Tuesday - Cyber Bullying talk to all students with Dr. Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist.
Camogie vs Borrisoleigh
Parents Association talk for parents on cyber bullying – 7.30 in Library
Wednesday - U15 Hurling
TY going to UL for Cycle against Suicide Congress
Thursday - Parent Teacher meeting for 1st and 2nd yrs from 4.15pm – 6.45pm
What Scoil Pól Offers!
Scoil Pól provides the best of modern facilities:
Communication with Parents
Scoil Pól recognises that parents are the primary educators of their children and places great emphasis on regular communication with parents. We listen to parental concerns and work in close partnership with parents to ensure that students are cared for in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Small class sizes in Scoil Pól ensure individual attention and support excellence in teaching and learning.
"Students learn more and behave better when they receive high levels of understanding, caring and genuineness".
(Watkins and Thackery)