- Castleknock Community College
Castleknock Community College, is an Irish community college. Established in 1995, Castleknock is part of the County
DublinVocational Education Committee.
The college is a co-educational post-primary school catering to an ever-increasing population growth within the greater
Carpenterstownarea. A comprehensive academic curriculum is promoted in addition to a wide-ranging programme of extra-curricularactivities.
The First Decade
*College opened on Wednesday
30th August 1995in temporary accommodation at Hartstown Community School.
*Junior Debating team win the Inter schools Dublin West Debating Competition - May 1996.
*College opens at
CarpenterstownRoad, Dublin15 - September 1996.
Niamh Breathanach, Minister for Education visits the College - December ‘96
*First Science Trip to
London- May 1997.
Canoeingteam enters LiffeyDescent - May 1997
*Parents Association hosts The Fashion Show and raised €21,970.50 (£15,000.00) - November 1997.
Choirreach the finals of Slogadh – March 1998
Torai Island- May 1998
*First students sit the
Junior Certificate– June 1998.
*Gold Medal success in Leinster Athletics Championships for Kate and Miranda Ruddock - May 1998.
*Marina Loughney wins a Silver Medal in the All Ireland
SwimmingGala in the 200m
*Individual Medley. Marina Loughney and Jennifer Victory selected to represent Ireland and the College in The
FISECgames in Spain. July 1998
Transition Yearand Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme(LCVP) launched in September 1998.
*College Relay Swimming team wins All Ireland Finals in Belfast – October 1998
*Adult Education programme launched in September
*"Starsearch" Talent Contest hosted in January 1999. Sinead McCarthy wins the inaugural event.
Choirperform in the National Concert Hall in the Co Dublin VEC Festival of Music. February 1999
*Grandparents’ Day hosted by the College in - May 1999
*U14 boys win All-Ireland
BasketballFinal in Kilkenny- April 2000.
*Transition Years travel to
*European School Tour to
Bavaria GermanyApril 2000
*Girls U14 Basketball win All Ireland Final May 2000
*First Students sit
Leaving CertificateJune 2000
Mary Robinson UNHigh Commissioner for Human Rights Launches the Refugee Solidarity Badgedesigned by Graham and John Brocklebank – December 2000
*Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin achieves second place in her category at the
Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition- January 2001
*Mental Health Public Speaking Team reaches the All-Ireland Final in Trinity College - May 2001
*Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) launched - September 2001
*College Basketball teams win three Leinster titles April 2002
*September 2003 school is visited by Chief Justice Minister John Howell
*The Mentor Programme launched - September 2002
*College Relay Team win All Ireland Finals. May 2002
Prefectsappointed - September 2003
*U14 Leinster Gaelic football Champions 2003 & 04
*David Hopkins (Senior Student) elected chairperson of
Dáil na nOgin Dublin. A Fingal County Councilinitiative to promote political awareness.
*National Finalists in the Mental Health Public Speaking Project 2004.
*Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin represents Ireland in the
Physics Olympiadin Amsterdam May 2004, and wins Silver.
*Under 14’s Boys
Gaelic footballSecure top flight football by winning the Division B. Leinster Final.
According to the school's [http://www.castleknockcc.ie/ official website] , these are its educational aims:
*To enable and encourage the full growth and development of each student intellectually, creatively, physically, morally and socially.
*To create a caring, safe and supportive environment in which each student will have the opportunity to fully develop her/his aptitudes and talents.
*To promote gender equity, self-awareness and responsible attitudes on personal relationships, while encouraging dignity and respect in all our endeavours.
*To foster consultation and the involvement of parents in the development of school policies, and its social and recreational activities.
*To engender feelings of self-esteem and the creation of sensitive, caring and politically aware members of society.
*To create opportunities for parents and other adults to further their academic or social education by the provision of a community education programme.
*To aspire towards excellence in all areas of work and involvement, thus promoting an image and a reputation for our college, which will command the respect and the pride of the community.
*To be true to our motto "Mol an Oige and Tiocfaidh Si" and thus instill a feeling of self-esteem within all students.
*To provide a pastoral care programme that is central to the life of the college.
*To provide for the cultural and aesthetic needs of the community through the arts.
* [http://www.castleknockcc.ie/ Official Castleknock Community College Site]
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