Principal’s Welcome / Fáilte ón bPríomhoide

Desmond College Principal : Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry

“I’m delighted to welcome you all to our website. I hope you enjoy browsing through this site and getting to know us better.”

“Tá áthas orm fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig ár suíomh gréasáin. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh tú taitneamh as a bheith ag brabhsáil ar an suíomh gréasáin seo agus as aithne níos fearr a chur orainn.”

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry
Principal

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Incoming First Years 2022.2023: Welcome Letter

Dear Parent and 6th Class Pupil,

This is a new and exciting time for you, a time to think about next year and choose your post-primary school and plan for the years ahead!

This year due to continuing Covid Restrictions, we do not have the opportunity of inviting you into our school for our yearly Taster Days and Open Night.

However, we are delighted that you have come to visit our school website Desmond College & Colaiste, and we invite you to check out our Facebook Page and Twitter Account. A School Starter Pack has been delivered to all Primary Schools in the area for distribution to your child. This Starter Park contains all the relevant information that you need. 

We hope that this School Starter Pack and the visit to www.desmondcollege.ie , will give you an insight into what we offer in Desmond College and Colaiste.

1.     While on www.desmondcollege.ie you will be able to take a Virtual Tour and see our School Prospectus. 

2.     We also have  ‘A Day in the Life’ series running on Facebook and Twitter during the month of October, where you will get to see a variety of photos and captions which will give you a taste of life here.

3.     Our School Promotion Video will drop at the end of the month. Each of you will receive an invitation QR Code link to view this video.  We hope that you enjoy it.

We won’t get the chance this year to meet with you, chat to you or answer questions but please do email us on info@desmondcollege.ie at any stage and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to you joining us in Desmond College and Colaiste. Our school has a very proud tradition of excellence in education, with strong pastoral care. We recruit the best of teachers, only those who are highly qualified and child-centred educators. We are a leading school in Digital Technology, with our students using iPads and digital devices to enhance their learning experience.

Our subject options and programmes are second to none, offering the widest choice of subjects in the area and so enabling each child to study the subject best suited to their skills and talents, thus ensuring excellent results in State Examinations.

Our large school campus and state of the art facilities – woodwork rooms, science labs, music room, engineering room, PE Hall, home economics room, art rooms and canteen facility, along with bright modern classrooms, provide opportunities and experiences for each student on their educational journey.

Our Colaiste provides students with the opportunity to study their chosen subjects through Irish in our Aonad Lan Gaeilge.

Extra curricular provision gives students opportunities to play a wide range of sports on our fabulous school pitch, basketball and soccer court – hurling, football, ladies football, soccer, camogie, basketball, or athletics.

The budding scientists and entrepreneurs among you will get the chance to represent our school and county at BT Young Scientist Competition annually, to participate in Scifest, and to enter a variety of Enterprise Competitions, where we have a well earned reputation for success and prize winning year after year!

For those who like music, dance and singing, we have a vibrant Music Department who produce shows, musicals, trad group concerts and we even have our own School Radio Show!

We hope that you will join us in Desmond College & Colaiste in September 2022. We are a great Team, a team of staff, students and parents, a team who always support each other and work together, to make sure that the students of our school have a positive and happy experience of education, where each are treated with respect, dignity and kindness and then leave us to pursue courses at Universities and Colleges, take up apprenticeships or begin careers of their choice, as well rounded and accomplished young people, ready to take their place in society.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@desmondcollege.ie.

Our Application Forms are enclosed in this School Starter Pack, or can be requested from the school (069-62205 or info@desmondcollege.ie).

Completed Application Forms must be posted to Desmond College before 19th November, 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you!

 Yours sincerely,

 Vourneen Gavin-Barry (Principal)

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Incoming First Years 2022.2023: Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

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Incoming First Years 2022.2023: Colaiste Prospectus

Colaiste

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Incoming First Years 2022.2023: Desmond College Prospectus

Desmond College – Prospectus

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Admissions Notice 2022.2023

Admissions Notice 2022.23 Desmond College

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Back to School Advice for Parents September 2021

Back to School September 2021

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Return to School Letter for Parents 18th August 2021

Communication to Parents and Guardians 18 August 2021

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iPads for Incoming First Years 2021.2022


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Please see Letter from Principal to Parents and Students re Return to School on April 12th 2021

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Further Adjustments to Leaving Certificate 2021


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Presentation for Parents & Students on Leaving Certificate and Accredited Grades 2021

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Leaving Certificate Applied 2021 issued March 9th 2021


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Before You Start – A User Guide to the Student Portal 2021

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Important Information for students and parents re Leaving Certificate 2021 9th March

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Important Information re Leaving Certificate 2021 issued 4th March 2021


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