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Scoil Chonglis Post-Pimary School

Scoil ChonglaisBaltinglass, Co. Wicklow

Principal: Ms. Patricia Gurhy

Tel: 059 648 1449

Fax: 059 648 2674

Email: scoilchonglais@eircom.net

http://www.baltinglass.org/Pages/default.aspx

Deputy Principal : Kevin Browne

Chairperson of Board of Management: Bridy O’Neill

Chairperson of Parents Association: Mick Browne

School Mission

The philosophy of a school has to do with its aims and objectives, the purpose of that particular school and the type of overall educational system it purports to offer. Like many schools, the main purpose of Scoil Chonglais is to provide a sound, broadly based education for its pupils. We believe this can best be achieved in the context of a happy and secure framework within which each child can develop his or her talents in an atmosphere of individual encouragement and understanding.

We would like to help students develop intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially. We would hope that when the time comes for each student to leave our school he/she will have grown to be a responsible, creative and caring member of society. Of course a primary aim of our school is to prepare students for house and public examinations and to endeavour to see to it that each student, whatever his/her ability, works hard to achieve full potential in each examination.

There is a broad curriculum offered in Scoil Chonglais, a balance between academic and technical subjects. Our desire is to maintain this balance and to give students experience in the broad curriculum at the early stages so that later specialisation will be more meaningful and soundly based.

Apart altogether from academic programmes, the function of our school is to provide a happy, enjoyable and interesting environment for students. Recreational, cultural and personal development programmes play an important role in the growth and character formation of each student.

We would hope, then, that the aim of Scoil Chonglais is to develop what is best in every young person who passes through its corridors. Emphasis is placed on the provision of opportunities for the development of self-discipline, self-respect and consideration for others within the school community. The code of conduct and rules of the school emphasise courtesy, good manners and socially acceptable behaviour. Our desire is to cater, without prejudice, for the widest possible range of ability levels. The intake of pupils is not selective. Advice and information are given on career choice and guidance about opportunities for further education is available. A pastoral welfare programme operates. Learning Support education is there for those requiring it. Ultimately, we endeavour to see to it that the young boy or girl leaving Scoil Chonglais is equipped with the qualities and skills necessary to live a full and happy life.

Tel : 059 648 1254 | Fax : 059 645 1529 | Email : admin@baltinglassparish.ie
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