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Transition Year Play – Summer Lovin

The Transition Year play “Summer Lovin” is in full swing following three sell-out performances.

Tuesday 11.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m : Scoil Bhríde Primary school
Tuesday 7.30 p.m: Opening Gala
Wednesday 11.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m: Boys’ school and Templebreedy national school
Wednesday 7.30 p.m: Second night performance
Thursday 7.30 p.m: Closing performance

Scoil Chros tSéain 75th year anniversary

Crosshaven Boys National school celebrates 75 years this year. A range of commemorative activities are planned to mark the event. A group of Transition Year students and past pupils of the school are also preparing a booklet and we need your help.

We would welcome any photographs, stories and memories you may have of your time there. We would also like to hear from past pupils abroad so please share this post. All information can be e-mailed to great care will of course be taken with any photos submitted. We can also organize for photos to be collected and safely returned. Please share with as many people as you can, all information will be gratefully received.

Coláiste Muire Twitter

We are delighted to announce that we now have an official school Twitter account. We will be posting information and events relevant to our school. You can follow the page @colmuirechaven

or follow the link at Colaiste Muire Twitter Page

Science week – Second Year paper plane competition

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Science week in Coláiste Muire

Next week is Science Week. We are celebrating it with a range of activities.

On Monday all TY students will attend coding workshops in the school.

On Tuesday there will be a science treasure hunt for First Years.

Second Years will take part in a paper plane flying competition which will be held during science and PE classes throughout the week.

There will be science movies, factory visits and a science photography competition throughout the week which will involve most of the rest of the students.

Transition Year students complete their Outdoor Adventure week

Transition Year students have completed their Outdoor Adventure week in Kerry. Students were based in two centres in Aghadoe and Cappanalea. They took part in activities such as kayaking, abseiling, campcraft, raft building and navigation.

All students camped out on Thursday night before returning home on Friday. See more here




New Junior Certificate

Attention: Parents of Junior Cycle Students

The following links contain information on the new Junior Cycle which will be of interest to parents.

Information on subjects currently using new specifications for Junior Cycle

Well-being week 9th- 13th October

Well-being week will take place in Coláiste Muire between 9th-13th October. A team of Transition Year students have been put in place by the guidance team to coordinate the programme. More details will follow. See details of last year’s health promotion week here.

See programme here: Well-being week

After-school programme for First Year students 2017/18

First year students have been participating in an After-school programme which combines extra-curricular activities with supervised study.

Teachers, with the assistance of Transition Year students have put  the programme together. Over 50% of students have taken part in the programme so far. See the schedule and FAQs below.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Session 1  (3.35-4.45) Basketball (girls) Film club GAA (girls) Yoga (mixed)
Soccer (boys) Computers/Robotics Basketball (boys) Rugby (boys)
Supervised study Supervised study Supervised study Supervised study
Session 2 (5.00 – 6.00) Supervised study Supervised study Supervised study Supervised study


What are the benefits for students?

What happens each day?

What are the costs of the programme?

Can a student sign up on a part-time basis?



First Year team-building tour

Wednesday 20th September

First Year students defied the weather conditions today in West Cork Secret Activity Centre. 

The activity was part of their induction programme in Coláiste Muire.