Principal's Welcome

DSC 1886Welcome to the Coláiste na hInse website. The Coláiste, as it is referred to locally, opened its doors to eighty first year pupils in The Neptune Hotel. The location of the school caught national attention with the media covering our experience of education in this unconventional environment. From the very beginning a number of challenges faced Clann na Choláiste (daltaí, tuismitheoirí agus múinteoirí). These challenges, in hindsight, were the fires that forged a strong spirit and an unyielding determination to create a school of excellence that would stand strong and proud in the community. This courage, fortitude and conviction to ár bhfís is simply the ‘way we are’!
Our determination to succeed, genuine team ethos and unrelenting focus on providing the best teaching and learning in an environment of positive relationships has won us many accolades. The use of the Irish language is a unique aspect of who we are and a commitment to develop this ethos is essential for any new staff member. Coláiste na hInse staff are student centred, positive, hardworking, flexible and open to new ideas and methods. Our mission statement (ár bhfís) below is the standard that we live by:
Coláiste na hInse is a school of Excellence where students are happy and secure in a learning atmosphere characterised by Dearfachas (positivty) and belonging. There is a unique emphasis on ár dteanga Gaeilge (our Irish language) agus ár gcultúr (our culture). We focus on the whole young person and aspire to develop each as an intellectual, emotional and spiritual individual. The cornerstones of our philosophy are Bród (Pride) agus Uaillmhian (Ambition). We encourage the highest standards in ár ndaltaí (our students) ensuring that they reach their full potential through strong relationships and positive reinforcement.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the website. Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require further details.

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