Cabinteely Community School

Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Cabinteely Community School has strong foundations built by the Ursuline Sisters who first opened the school in 1962. The school became a community school in 1975 under the patronage of the ETB, the diocese and the Ursuline Order.

Today we are a thriving and vibrant co-educational community school. Our underlying core values are Care, Courage and Support and they inform our decisions on everything we do. Our students are the heart of the school and we have incredibly caring and collaborative teachers, SNAs and clerical officers. We work together in an atmosphere of caring partnership and try to always affirm students’ participation in school life. We focus on positive relationships and restorative practice because we believe that students need to feel that they belong and are part of a community to learn successfully. Good relationships are key to that sense of belonging.

We schedule a long list of themed weeks each year focussing on different aspects of life including mental and physical health, careers, the environment, learning and community spirit. We have a wide range of student supports to ensure that all students have someone to talk to, or somewhere to go when things aren’t going well. We recognise student achievement in three key areas; academic achievement (Courage), Role modelling (Support) and personal resilience (Care). Students are rewarded for excellent participation in school life and for improving in any aspect of school life.

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities give our students opportunities to create positive relationships with other students and with staff and to benefit personally from positive socialisation.

We offer a wide and innovative curriculum, having embraced the new Junior Cycle Curriculum wholeheartedly. We implemented a full Wellbeing programme for our students from 1st to 3rd year in September 2019 and we continue to develop and enrich the modules we offer in that context.

We have very successful Leaving Certificate Applied Programme which has grown in the past few years with excellent overall results. Our TY students have a huge variety of Leaving Cert subject sampling, skills based courses and interest based options, as well as a rigorous work experience module to work with. We offer a wide choice of Leaving Certificate subjects, The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme and an active Mentor Programme and Student Leadership organisations to encourage a broad range of interests and develop other important life skills as well as the academic.

We invite you to read through our website and if you have any further information to contact us and we will be happy to help.

Is mise,

Clare Garrihy


Cabinteely Community School,
Johnstown Road,
Dublin 18,

01 285 2137

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