A total of 72 students have enrolled in Coláiste Dún an Rí Kingscourt for September 2016 from primary schools which include St. Joseph’s NS Kingscourt, Cabra Central School Kingscourt, Laragh National School Muff, Shercock NS Shercock, St. Joseph’s NS Corlea, Carrickleck NS Carrickleck, St. Bridgid’s NS Meath Hill and Drumgosset NS Magheracloone.
Coláiste Dún an Rí will be located in purpose built temporary accommodation adjacent to the site of the new school building on the Shercock Road at Turner’s Hill. Students will move in to the new building in September 2017.
The philosophy of Coláiste Dún an Rí is to provide a safe and secure learning environment where students are guided and encourage to excel both academically and socially as valued members of the school community. A key factor in this will be the development of a professional and committed staff but also the support and positivity of parents/guardians and the wider community. The core values of excellence, honesty and respect will permeate all aspects of school life and we will endeavour to live up to those values. For a student entering Coláiste Dún an Rí they can expect to receive a high quality education and reap the rewards of their hard work, collaboration and positive contribution to the school community.
Over the coming months and years, we aim to develop Coláiste Dún an Ri into a school community that the parents/guardians and students of Kingscourt can be proud of and be confident that the educational experience of young people can be enhanced and enriched.
CMETB is the patron of the new school. The original site for the school was purchased in 1982 however, this was not large enough and an additional land was purchased adjacent to the existing site in 2014. The site now extends to approx. 14 acres.
The new build will be approx. 6,000 m2 and comprises of a standalone PE Hall, a Special Needs Unit and a Fitness Suite. This Special Needs Unit will allow for a family member with additional educational needs to be accommodated and educated in the same setting as the other members of the family.
The Turning of the Sod took place on Friday 3rd June 2016. Click here to view a gallery of pictures from the day.
Coláiste Dún an Rí, Kingscourt, Co Cavan
Phone: 042 9698294