Principal's Welcome Message
Deputy Principal's Welcome Message
Welcome to the new and updated website of St. Colmans College, a Catholic secondary school under the patronage of the Archdiocese of Tuam. I hope you take a few minutes to browse the site and to bring yourself up to date on the many academic, cultural and extra-curricular activities, along with the achievements and developments of the school and its students.
We are proud of our achievements, since the schools foundation in 1945, in providing an all-round education to the young men of the Claremorris area. Management and staff work closely with parents, students and the local community in pursuit of excellence.
Our students regularly perform at the highest academic level and many have gone on to be leaders in their chosen professions. In addition, our students have represented themselves, the College, their county, and indeed the country in a wide variety of sporting and cultural pursuits. This is in no small way thanks to the contributions of our talented and highly motivated staff members, who go above and beyond the call of duty in the interests of their students. You will see evidence of their work and dedication throughout this site, on our Facebook Page, and on our Moodle site, www.stcolmansmoodle.ie.
We also promote a culture of inclusion and respect for diversity in line with our Catholic ethos. Students with special educational needs and with language difficulties are welcomed to the school
We encourage students to strive to achieve their potential irrespective of their academic or other abilities.
We are also fortunate to have a vibrant Parents Association and Students Council which enthusiastically support the Board of Management and the staff in their educational endeavours. These partners are central to our work in policy development and school planning.
Finally, I wish to acknowledge the work of our Marketing Committee members in promoting and directing the website rejuvenation, past pupil Eoghan Ó Braonáin for contributing his technical expertise to its design, and ICT Team member Mr. Anthony Timoney, for facilitating this most recent update.
We thank you for taking the time to visit our website and welcome you to visit us in person.
St. Colman’s College has a rich history. When it first opened its doors in September 1945 Ireland was a very different place to what it is today. 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 on.
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 St. Colman’s College is about much more than looking back with pride over years gone by. It is about living for today as well, “Carpe Diem”, and looking to the future. My fervent wish, as Deputy Principal of this 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 the gates of St. Colman’s College. Our students’ success is our success.