Borrisokane Community College

Mission Statement
“We seek to promote a caring and committed school community which will facilitate the education of our young people and where each individual is valued as a unique human being.”

Borrisokane Community College has a proud tradition of providing for the educational needs of its students. The school is situated on a superb site with playing fields, sports complex and a hard area for basketball, volleyball and tennis. As all except a small number of local students who go home for their lunch – remain on the school grounds during lunch time, we have improved facilities for students by providing a dining hall and kitchen. Students can purchase a wide selection of hot and cold food before school and at break time during the day.

The school has a highly qualified and dedicated staff who give willingly and generously of their time and effort to provide an ever increasing range of extra-curricular activities for our students.

Borrisokane Community College offers students a wide range of subjects to Leaving and Junior Certificate standard, at both higher and ordinary level. The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme provides opportunities for students who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes.

The transition from primary to post-primary school can be a difficult time for some students. We recognise this and have in place a school induction programme which allows first year students to make the transition as easily as possible.
The main aim of the school is to provide an environment where each and every student develops to their full potential both academically and socially. Our pastoral care programme is designed so as to ensure that the personal development of our students is catered for alongside their academic needs.

On completion of the Junior Cycle the majority of students take part in the Transition Year Programme.

The Department of Education and Science is currently involved in a refurbishment programme for Borrisokane Community College which will see a complete overhaul of the school facilities.

Further and Adult Education at Borrisokane Community College
A comprehensive range of Adult and Community Education Courses is provided in this centre. The centre has a Training Room with modern computer facilities, Office, Resource Room and kitchen and is ideal for education courses and meetings.

Opportunities are provided for adults who would like to return to education and want to brush up on skills or would like to acquire new skills. A wide range of FETAC certified courses are usually on offer, as well as a variety of hobby courses. A free and confidential literacy and numeracy service is available also.

Types of Programmes:
Self Financing Adult Education/Night Classes comprise I.T. courses, Art and Craft courses and Leisure and Recreation courses

B.T.E.I. comprises Childcare courses, Business Administration and Art and Craft courses.


Contact Details:

Telephone: 067 27268

Fax: 067 27525

Web site:


Principal: Matthew Carr.

Deputy Principal: Tom Moriarty.

Recent News and Events in the School.

Borrisokane Community College NEWS
Third Level Open Day/Career Exhibitions: Most Third Level Colleges
are currently holding their open days/career exhibitions. If a
student is interested in following a course in a third level
institute a visit will help them to clarify where the course leads
and what is required for entry to the course. Last week students
traveled to Limerick Racecourse where many third level colleges had
stands at the careers exhibitions. This week some students will
visit the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College.
Prayer Service: On Friday last a prayer service to mark the opening
of the school year was held. Rev, Stephen Neill and Fr. Michael
Cooney attended and hopefully a little help form the Lord along with
the efforts of parents and teachers will lead to another successful
1st Year Hurling: Another comfortable win was recorded in the Co
League last week. This week the opposition will be St Ailbe’s of
Tipperary town with the match taking place in Thurles.
Camogie: The senior team made the long journey to Carrick on Suir
last week while many good performances were given the overall effort
was not good enough.
Senior Hurling: The senior team will have their first outing of the
year when they play Causeway Community School in Patrickswell on
Wednesday. A win here would leave the team in a Munster Semi Final.
Parents Association AGM: This will take place on Tuesday October 21st
in Borrisokane Community College at 7.30pm. All Parents are invited
to attend and at this meeting an outline of the activities of the
past year will be given and a discussion on the plans for the coming
year will take place. Professor Tom Collins of NUI Maynooth will
address the parents and a most interesting talk is assured.

22nd October 08

Third Year Tour: Junior Cert students completed their Halloween exams
on Tuesday. Over forty students and five teachers left for a tour of
Holland and Germany on Tuesday night. Supervised study has been
organised for the remaining third years on Wednesday, Thursday, and
1st Year Hurling: To date three games played, three wins. This
Tuesday Borrisoleigh provides the opposition. A win here will leave
the first years in a good position with one game left against Mount
St Joseph’s Roscrea..
Hospice: Following a no uniform day earlier in the term a cheque for
€1122.68 was presented to the Hospice last week. Such a strong
collection shows that families appreciate the work and support
hospice personnel provide in the community.
Youth Group: This group is formed by fourteen second year students.
Last week the group visited Birr outdoor activity centre and took
part in a number of outdoor activities. This day helped the group to
get to know one another and to work together. On Mondays the group
have time set aside for Personal Development and on Fridays the group
take part in various activities e.g. horse riding, pottery, cooking,
soccer etc.
Drama: Transition year students along with senior cycle music
students will be travelling to the INEC venue in Killarney to take in
a performance of the musical Footloose. A good evening’s
entertainment is assured.
Mid Term Break: When the schools reopened in late August the mid term
break seemed a long way off. The school will be closed from Monday
27th- Friday 31st October inclusive.

School  News Jan 09

After School Study: After school study  from 4.20 p.m. to 6.30
p.m.  has recommenced following the Christmas break. With mock
exams beginning on the 5th February it’s important that a good block
of time is marked out for school work and study every evening.
First Years: During the first term first years students study a wide
range of options subjects. Towards the end of the term each student
chooses three subjects they wish to study for their Junior Cert. A
new timetable was drawn up over Christmas and the students are now
studying their three options subjects along with seven core subjects
for their Junior Cert.
Young Scientist Exhibition: A bus load of first year students along
with Ms Hogan and Ms Brady travelled to the RDS on Thursday last to
view the young scientist exhibition. The variety of projects on view
resulted in everybody finding something of interest and the day
proved very enjoyable as well as being educationally valuable.
Transition Years: On Friday 16th this group of students leave for a
four day trip to Paris. The study of French for the Leaving Cert
will be a priority for all over the next two years.
Staff Meeting: A staff meeting will take place on Monday 19th at
2.00pm. Busses will collect students at 1.45pm.
Parent/Teacher Meeting: Parents of second and fifth year students
will have an opportunity to meet their children’s teachers on
Thursday January 22nd from 4.15pm  6.45pm.
Adult Education: The adult education night classes are due to
commence in Borrisokane Community College on Monday 26th of January.
The enrolment night is on Monday 19th January from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00
p.m. (Please see advert for course details). For further enquiries
please contact Eileen on 067 27268 or 067 27808.