Board of Management Announcement

The Board of Management of Coláiste Chiaráin regretfully announces that due to industrial action the school will not be open on Thursday 27th October 2016.

If the further planned industrial action is not averted by the end of the mid-term break, the Board of Management will be unable to open the school on Monday 7th November 2016 and subsequent days until further notice.

Adult Education classes will continue as normal.

Keeping you informed and connected


Keeping you informed of school related activities is of great importance. We encourage you to pay regular visits to our site in order to keep informed and updated on all matters relating to the school. 


Taking you inside the classroom


Our News and Views section provides parents with an opportunity to keep updated with activities as they occur in Coláiste Chiaráin. These activities cover the complete spectrum of school related activities.


Our policies enhance the educational growth of all our students


The Education Act, 1998 specifies that it is the responsibility of the Board of Management of a school to arrange for the preparation of a school plan, and to ensure that it is regularly reviewed and updated. The School Development Planning Initiative (SDPI) was established in 1999 to support the process of development planning in post-primary schools.
This section contains policies most relevant to Parents/Guardians and students in Coláiste Chiaráin.


Support Services


The school offers  a wide variety of integrated support services that focus on both individuals and groups of students as required. Our support services include counselling, learning support, educational assessments, study skills,  supervised study and peer mentoring.



Our curriculum caters for all students within the community


Coláiste Chiaráin provide the full range of programmes available from the Department of Education and Science – Junior Certificate, Junior Certificate Schools Programme, Transition Year, Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.




Supporting our students both formally and informally


Coláiste Chiaráin provides a number of services that are intended to support the ever-changing needs of students. Student Support Services include a variety of formal and informal services that help to meet the needs of our students. These services are provided to help and guide each student to reach their full potential.