Coláiste Chríost Rí – A Presentation Brothers Schools Trust (PBST) school
Coláiste Chríost Rí is an evolving Christian community committed to the ministry of Catholic Education. We cherish highly an ethos based on Gospel values. We pursue especially academic and sporting excellence within a unique Gaelic culture and tradition. We seek to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each person. Our vision is Christian and Gaelic.
On our school crest, these aspirations are encapsulated in the motto, "Adveniat Regnum Tuum". Go dtaga do Ríocht is an acknowledgement of the need for God's grace and power to be experienced as a strength in our personal lives and in our shared lives with others. The challenge for our culturing and Christening community is to respect the personal dignity of all, to value equally every person and to give pupils, parents and teachers a sense of belonging.
Central to this challenge, is our belief that in all aspects of education excellence is the basic ingredient in the ethos of Coláiste Chríost Rí. Our Curriculum tries to maintain a creative balance between preparation for the workplace and the development of the person. We acknowledge the decisive role of parents as partners with management and teachers in this educational endeavour.
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On Friday last, and just ahead of Science week, Dr Aidan Quinn of the Tyndall Institute in Cork addressed the Fifth and Sixth Year Chemistry students in our Library . He gave a lecture and demonstration on Nanotechnology. It was a great occasion and the students learned first hand about the areas of both Microchip and nanotechnology. Dr Quinn would be well known to some of the students as a member of Nemo Rangers and that, added to the fact thae we have always had a great working relationship with the Tyndall Institute resulted in a very enjoyable day in the school. Our thanks here to Ms Joy Callanan and Ms Aoife O Donovan, Science teachers for organising the event.
Its been a great year for the St Finbarrs footballers, as well as the Imokilly hurlers, as both teams won the Cork County Championships this year.
It also provided a unique opportunity for two teachers in Coláiste Chríost Rí. No sooner had John Cronin starred for Imokilly in their hurling title win than Jamie Burns was part of a Barrs team that won their first football county for almost thirty- five years.
The school was proud recently to have both trophies on site. It’s truly unique to have two teachers in the school with counties on the table in both codes in one year.
Pictured here are Jamie Burns (St Finbarrs Football Champions) Mr Daithi Ó hAodha (Deputy Principal , Coláiste Chríost Rí ) and John Cronin (Imokilly Hurling Champions)
Our recent Information Evening provided a unique photo-opportunity.
Professor Pat O Shea, President of UCC addressed the assembly.
Professor O Shea, as a past pupil would know the area well and had cycled to the event, and was completely kitted out to cycle off again before stopping for a photograph with the school Principal , Pardaig Mac an Rí as well as Deputy Principal, Daithí O hAodha.
This also provides a good opportunity to welcome Padraig, who had been on the school staff since 2001.
The entire school community wishes him well as we go forward into a very bright future,
The school enjoyed another hugely successful Open Night on September 12th.
The most important guests were undoubtedly the young Fifth and Sixth class boys who were experiencing the school but we were definitely honoured by a number of special guests.
As well as Michelle O Donovan, whose son Charlie is currently training in the Vilanova University in America and current second year student Luke Daly, one of our eminent past pupils , Professor Patrick O Shea, President of UCC came along to speak about the school.
We were delighted that everyone could come along and we hope that everyone enjoyed a great evening.
Also, we wish a sincere 'thank you' to everyone who helped make it a great occasion