Pastoral Care

In Colaiste Naomh Cormac we seek to educate the whole person. Pastoral Care is the responsibility of all staff but we also have a strong support system in place which consists of Class Tutors, Guidance Counsellor, Year Heads and Sixth Year Teacher Mentors. Their role is central in caring for students and monitoring their progress both academically and socially, encouraging involvement, commitment and high standards of work.

Special Education

Being inclusive and promoting education that is inclusive, is a central part of what we do here in Coláiste Naomh Cormac. We try to focus on inclusion in everything we do, on ensuring that education is for all learners. In this area we look at ways that curriculum and assessment can best meet the needs of students with special educational needs. We have a Resource Team who work hard to support the teaching and learning of students with special educational needs.

Career Guidance/ Counselling

CNC offers the following

• Counselling- Helping students to explore their thoughts and feelings and the choices open to them; giving care and support to students learning to cope with the many aspects of growing up

• Assessment- Helping students to obtain self-understanding through the use of psychometric tests

• Information-Providing students with objective and factual data in education and training opportunities, occupations, labour, market information, entitlements etc.

• Careers Advice

• Educational Development Programmes – facilitating skills relating to studying, examination performance, choices of subjects and levels.

• Personal and Social development programmes- facilitating skills relating to a student’s personal and social development, self-awareness, decision-making and planning

Evening Study Supervised evening study is available for all students 4pm – 5.20pm Monday and Tuesday and 3.20-5.20 Wednesday and Thursday

Reports and Parents’ Meetings

Reports on each student’s progress are sent home twice yearly. Formal meetings for parents of students in each year group are held annually. On these occasions parents and teachers can meet to discuss the progress being made by the student or any other matter of mutual concern. Parents are encouraged to come to these meetings as they allow us to build up the strong links between home and school which are of benefit to the students. If parents wish to discuss their daughter’s progress with a member of staff at any other time, they should contact the school office to make an appointment with the appropriate member of staff.


Lockers are provided for students so that they do not have to carry bags around all day.



Student Council

Our Student Council is a valuable entity within our school community. It is a representative structure for students through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.


The position of Prefect is one of responsibility and leadership. Becoming a prefect forms a valuable part of a pupil’s personal development, opening their mind to new levels of responsibility and participation in a very positive way. Prefects are a tremendous help to the school and play a particularly important role in mentoring younger pupils

Public Speaking and Debating

Our school has a very successful history regarding the art of public speaking .Over the years students have been actively involved in events and competitions which promote public speaking, and consequently improve self- confidence. First Year students are introduced to the concept of public speaking/debating and are exposed to the necessary skills required for effective communication



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