Scoil Pól Transition Years launch their Health and Wellness website
BIND - Body and Mind Combined
TYs created this website from scratch in class!
Check it out! Its packed full of great information on keeping your Mind and Body as healthy as possible.
Building extension at Scoil Pól
Scoil Pól are delighted to announce that the Department of Education have sanctioned the building of a new Wood and Construction Studies room.
This will be a state of the art facility that will allow students of Scoil Pól to continue to develop their skills both in designing and making of projects at a well established excellent standard. For more information click here...
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
Le petit déjeuner français
Our first year students experienced the French life in Scoil Pól by enjoying their Petit Déjeuner on April 22nd.
The students sampled croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, pain au raisin and also enjoyed a glass of jus d'orange or a mug of chocolat chaud topped up with cream and marshmallows. The Petit Déjeuner went down a treat! They students got plenty of practice ordering their food and drink in French which made the breakfast even more enjoyable.
Charity Run and Cycle huge success!
Scoil Pól Happy Feet Run/Cycle Event
Wellbeing is the buzzword around the corridors of Scoil Pól this year. It started when the sixth years came back in September and saw wellness on their timetable. Throughout the year sixth years have followed a course that challenges them to mind their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. From this new course in Scoil Pól came a new initiative driven by the Transition Years. The Transition years called this new drive “Happy Feet” and they set about planning an event that would highlight all of their hard work. The aim of the Happy Feet initiative was to call on all students to mind themselves and to build resilience. The Transition Years started a “Sound the Alarm, help stop self harm” campaign. The walls in Scoil Pól were decorated with positive affirmations, talks around self care, appreciating life, minding oneself were organised, a couch to 5k programme was launched, a visit to UL to hear Bressie talk about his own journey was arranged, a healthy eating committee was formed, fizzy drinks and sport drinks were banned from the school shop. Healthy lunch options became available. The work has just started, much more has to be done and will be done in the coming year.Read more ...
Scoil Pól Charity Fun Run/Walk or Cycle
On the 16th of April, Scoil Pól TYs are hosting a fun run/walk or cycle in Kilfinane in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Scoil Pól.
The run/walk starts at 12pm from Scoil Pól in Kilfinane, details of the route with be confirmed shortly. Price €10 - Family €20
We have two options for the cycle 60K or 35K.
60K begins in Scoil Pól at 10am, Price €20
35K begins in Scoil Pól at 10.30am, Price €15
The Fun doesn't end at the Finish line! Join us after for a BBQ, DJ and childrens enterainment which includes a Bounching Castle and Colouring Area!!!
A day not to be missed!!Read more ...
Week ending - 29/04/2016
Monday - Leaving Cert trial practical exam
Non uniform day in aid of Little Princess Trust
Wednesday: LCA Task Assessment
Scifest in LIT
Thursday: LCA Task Assessment
National ‘Drop everything and Read’ day
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)