T.Y. News

Living Scenes:The first three sessions after the Christmas break were spent in the language lab. where the adults and the T.Y. students sat side by side while the students showed the adults how to send emails. The lessons were a great success with the adults being loud in their praise for their student teachers. We are now enjoying the Drama module which is facilitated by Mr. Rafferty. On Thurs. March 22nd. we are looking forward to a seisiun of ceol agus craic to celebrate the festival of St. Patrick.

About the school

Calasanctius College Oranmore is a co-educational college, which caters for the needs of the local community. The students come from Oranmore and surrounding areas, including Maree, Carnmore, Claregalway, Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan and the south side of Galway City. The students come from very different backgrounds, both socially and economically, ranging from farming, self-employed, unemployed, business, and professional. The majority of students intend to carry on to third level.

The ambition of the school is to ensure that all members of the school community are given the best opportunity to achieve their potential in a happy, caring and supportive environment” The beautiful school building overlooking Galway Bay was opened in 2006 and accommodates approximately 800 students. Facilities include modern state of the art Science laboratories, material technology rooms, technical graphics rooms home economic rooms a music room, a full size sports hall and a fully equipped exercise gymnasium and modern canteen and performance area.



Please click the links below to view the relevant Document

Application and Admissions Policy 2017 2018




Parents’ Association

The important role of parents as one of the partners in education is recognised by the College.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Calasanctius College Parents’ Association held in September / early October each year, a committee is elected. Membership is open to parents of students attending the College.

Parents’ Association Committee for 2014-2015

Elected Officers

Joint Chairpersons

Sharon Conacur & Máirín O’Reilly


Mairead Hogan


Alma Shaw 

Vice Secretary

Leslie Connors


Joan Downes


Alma Shaw, Marie Therese Macken




Sub - Committee

Contact Person

Careers Day

Gerry, Evelyn, Mairead, Deirbhile, Fiona, Sharon


Evelyn, Fidelma, Fiona, Mags


Gerry, Deirbhile

Big Breakfast

Whole Committee

Killary Trip

Ann, Caroline, Mairead, Marie Therese

Liaison with Board of Management

Geraldine Brennan

Noel Greaney

Liaison with Staff

Cora Ní Loinsígh

Sylvia Rattigan


The Aims of the Parents’ Association are as follows:
    To promote communication between parents, college management    and  teaching   staff and students;
    To help keep parents informed of College policies, plans and activities;
    To encourage parent participation in extra-curricular activities;
    To help where possible in the improvement of the overall College environment;
    To support the management and teachers when requested, e.g. in dealing with the Dept. of Education and Science and other outside bodies.


Pictured presenting a very large cheque for €3,000 to the school from left to right are Alma Shaw, Secretary PA, Mags Gallagher, 80’s Disco Event Organiser PA, Córa Ní Loinsigh, Principal, Sylvia Rattigan, Deputy Principal, Fidelma Loughran 80’s Disco Event Organiser PA and Sharon Conacur, Chairperson PA.




Management Structure

Calasanctius College, Oranmore, is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School under the trusteeship of Catholic Education And Irish Schools Trust (CEIST) in the tradition of the Presentation Sisters (Northern Province). A Board of Management governs the School. The Board generally meets once a month. This Board is elected for a three year term of Administration Office, and is comprised of the following:


  • 2 Parent Nominees
  • 2 Teacher Nominees 
  • College Principal (non voting) who acts as Secretary to the Board

New Chairperson: Ms.Siobhan Quinn
Mr.Tom Broderick
Mr.Sean Greene and Mr.Sean Conroy
Ms. Geraldine Brennan
Mr.Noel Greaney
Ms. Nuala Campbell
Ms. Tracy Byrne