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.
Aileen Kelly, Deputy Principal
European Tour 2014 - Lake Garda
On the 23rd October 2014, 27 TY and 5th Year Students, along with Mr O Donnell, Mr Lowe, Miss Roche and Ms Fitzgerald, went on the European School Tour to Northern Italy. We landed in Milan at 10am on Thursday Morning, and travelled straight to Verona by bus.
In Verona, we took in the majestic " Ampi Theatre" Colosseum and the house in which Juliet lived in Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. It reminded us that we couldn't get away from school!Read more...
Science Week – as part of science week, 6th class from primary schools are invited to Scoil Pol to participate in experiments in the labs. Some 5th ear and 3rd year students will be needed as assistants on the day. Such has been the interest from primary schools, there will be a second day of experiments on Friday 21st as well. Special word of thanks to the science department for everything concerned!Read more...
Scoil Pól Awards Night
On Friday September 26th, we held out annual Awards Evening to honour our students hard work, dedication and excellence over the past year. This year we were delighted to welcome back Ms. Louisa Power.
Louisa Power completed her secondary school education in Scoil Pól in 2003. She is a First Class Honours graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In her address to parents, teachers and students in Scoil Pól, on the occasion of the Awards’ Ceremony 2014, Louisa made the following comments about Scoil Pól:
“When I walked through the doors this evening, I was immediately struck by the fact that the unique relationship between staff and students, which I experienced as a student here, still remains.”
Week ending - 07/12/2014
Monday - All students had a Well Being and Mental Health talk
Senior camogie v’s St Brogans, Bandon
Thursday - Carol Service in St. Andrews Church, Kilfinane
Friday - Munster Semi Final Ladies Football v’s Commeragh College in Cahir
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)