Calasanctius College, Oranmore



Please check below for information before submitting your query as it may already be addressed here. This page is new and a work in progress so we would ask for your patience as we continue to update it. Many thanks.

Who do I contact if I have a query?

Firstly, we would ask that you take a minute to read down through this page as your query may be addressed further down. If you are still unsure you should email your query to and we will be in touch. Please keep in mind that it can take a little longer to get back to you because of the high volume of calls we experience on a daily basis, but bear with us and we will reply.

Does my child still have to wear a mask/face covering this school year?

We will continue to follow the guidance of the HSE and Department of Education & Skills in this area but as of current guidelines mask wearing/facial coverings is at the discretion of each individual.

My child has tried multiple face coverings/masks but none of them are effective because he/she wears glasses and the glasses get fogged up no matter what. Is there anything I can do?

Glasses fogging up is caused by warm exhaled air condensing on the colder surface of the lenses. A number of tactics can be used to address this:

  1. Wash the lenses in soap and water and allow to air dry – you should check first with your optician if this is suitable for your glasses as some lenses may have special coatings and some frames may not be suitable for this.
  2. Fold a tissue so that it is about 2cm in width and place it under the bridge part of mask where it sits on the nose. The purpose of the tissue paper is to improve the seal and stop warm air escaping.
  3. If your mask ties behind the head then the higher you wear the band the greater will be the seal with your face.
  4. There are some commercial defogging solutions available to buy and these may be of assistance.

No one would wear a mask if there was an alternative, and we all wish that we didn’t have to, especially those of us who wear glasses. But, we realise that the inconvenience of a mask is far out-weighed by the protection it affords the wearer and the people around him/her. Please note that staff and students may not wish to be in the company of someone who is not wearing a mask.

What should I do if my child is a little off but I know it’s not COVID-19?

If your child displays any one of the symptoms of COVID then you must keep your child at home and consult your GP. Information about the symptoms of COVID may be found here:

What if I want to keep my son/daughter at home?

If your child is unwell then you must keep them at home, consult a GP and follow their advice. If you are concerned about your child because they are in a very/high-risk category please complete the form here:

If your child is not unwell or is not in a very/high-risk category then you should send your child to school as normal.

What does my child do if they feel unwell?

Students should tell their teacher immediately or find the nearest staff member for assistance. Avoid touching surfaces, objects or anyone else. If they cough or sneeze they should cover their nose/mouth with a tissue and put this in the bin after using it. Parents/guardians will be called and, if necessary, their doctor will be called, or the emergency services, as appropriate.

What if I want to drop off something to my son/daughter...maybe he/she forgot his/her lunch?

We understand that from time to time in exceptional situations students forget things or you need to drop something in for them. In this instance we ask that you buzz the front door where you will be admitted entrance to drop off your delivery into the porch for collection by your child. It is you and your child's responsibility to make the necessary collection arrangements; office staff will not be in a position to leave the office during the day to find students. Please note that these arrangements are for exceptional circumstances only.

Are there set doors for coming in?

Yes, we are continuing to operate the same system as last year whereby each year group was assigned a specific entry/exit door. This will be explained during your induction.

How do I submit my Subject Choice for 1st Yr 2022?

Subject Choice information for all incoming 1st Yrs 2022 can be found here. Please be aware that the deadline date for all submissions has now passed and the process is closed. All subjects have been offered for the coming year.

How do I apply for TY for Sept 2023?

The TY Information Evening for parents and students will take place on Monday 16th January at 7pm. All 3rd Yr students and parents will be contacted in the weeks prior to this date to outline further arrangements. The closing date for TY applications for 2022/23 has now passed.

How do I access the school's Child Safeguarding Statement?

Child Protection is a responsibility we take very seriously in Calasanctius College. A risk assessment and policy review takes place annually. To access our current Safeguarding Statement please click here. If you require a hardcopy of this statement please contact the school office at 091 - 794564 between the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 2pm on Fridays.

Co. Galway
H91 K7H2

091 794 564

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