Principal's Welcome Message
St. Colman’s College has a rich history. When it first opened its doors seventy-five years ago, in September 1945, Ireland was a very different place. Claremorris was a small rural town and education was the privilege of a few. Now as we move ever further into the 21st century the town has grown and even though times have changed, and thousands of students have come and gone from St. Colman’s over the decades, there remains something constant about this school – our wish to provide the most rounded and varied education possible for every boy who attends here.
Notwithstanding the fact that every boy is unique and has his own hopes and aspirations for the future, we in St. Colman’s are ever conscious that education means different things to different people. Our students have gone on to feature prominently in all strata of Irish society, whether it is in business or politics, in academic or religious life. Many have remained in the local area and have raised their families here and are happy to send their sons to this school. That helps to create tradition, and so the story of St. Colman’s College continues.
Now it’s our turn to play our part in that proud tradition. We want our students to enjoy their time with us, to grow and evolve into fine young men who will be proud to call St. Colman’s their alma mater.
But our College is about much more than looking back with pride over bygone years. It’s about living for today as well, carpe diem, and looking to the future. My fervent wish, as Principal of St. Colman’s College is that every boy gets as much as he can out of life while he is a student here with us but just as importantly, as he makes his way in the world beyond our gates. Our students’ success is our success.
Deputy Principal's Welcome Message
Welcome to our website which will give you a flavour of our vibrant and inclusive community of learning and faith. We are a Catholic school for boys, founded by the archdiocese of Tuam in 1945. It gives me great pleasure to join the Management team of St. Colman’s College as it celebrates 75 years of excellence in education.
A holistic education is at the core of life here in St. Colman’s. We ask each boy to do his best and strive to achieve his full potential. We do this in partnership with our parents who we recognise as the primary educators of their sons. We are a welcoming school and a culture of inclusion and diversity is at the heart of our school community.
We offer a broad curriculum giving each student opportunities to experience a wide variety of subjects and programmes. However, our curriculum extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. St. Colman’s College has a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities; football, athletics, Pope John Paul II Awards, badminton, handball, Student Council and Green Schools golf, swimming, musicals, debating, Art competitions, basketball, Gaisce President’s Award, Community outreach projects and more; all of which help our students to become more fully involved in the life of our school.
We are privileged to have such beautiful surroundings here in the College. This space has never been more valued. This year has presented challenges that we as a society have not experienced before. Here, in St. Colman’s we have adapted our daily routine to meet these challenges and I thank each and every student in our school for adhering to the new rules and regulations and urge you to continue to do so.
Staff members are generous with their time and energy in searching out creative ways to help students entrusted to them. Our teaching staff and Pastoral care programme collectively support boys to achieve their maximum potential all the while aspiring to fulfill our Mission statement, “St Colman’s College aims to be a Christian Community which respects all members of staff and nurtures each and every student to achieve maximum potential and to develop the whole person within a caring and respectful school.”
Whether you are a student, a parent, a past pupil, a prospective student, a neighbour or friend we hope you enjoy browsing our website and welcome you to come visit us here in St. Colman’s College.
Le gach dea-ghuí,
Welcome To St Colman's College
A Secondary School For Boys,
Claremorris, Co. Mayo.