Coláiste Choilm

The Christian Brothers
Dublin Road
Co. Dublin.
E-mail:[email protected]

Background / Ethos

Coláiste Choilm is a Catholic school founded by The Christian Brothers in 1967. It combines a strong emphasis on academic achievement with a caring attitude to all its students. The school follows the Christian Brothers' philosophy of creating a community of students whose central purpose is the religious, moral, intellectual, physical and social education of the student. This community seeks to create an atmosphere of Christian care and concern in which the student can grow to maturity.

The school is committed to:


Junior Certificate

Leaving Certificate

Irish English Irish English
Maths History Maths History
Geography - Geography Physics
Science - Chemistry Biology
- - Agricultural Science Accounting
Business Studies - Business Organisation Economics
French German French German
Art Technical Graphics Art Technical Graphics
Woodwork Music Building Construction -

Choice of Subjects

Junior Certificate students take Irish, English, Maths, History, Geography, Science and Business Studies. They also choose options from French, German, Art, Music, Woodwork and Technical Graphics.

Senior Students must take Irish, English, Maths and choose four other subjects from the Leaving Certificate list above. Every effort is made to ensure that students get the opportunity to study subjects they like at a level related to their ability and commitment.

Career Guidance: A qualified Career Guidance Counsellor is available to our students.

School Activities

General Points


The school is managed by a Board of Management which is responsible to the Trustees, The Irish Christian Brothers. The Board consists of four persons nominated by the Trustees, two lay teachers elected by the staff and two parents.


The primary right and obligation to educate young people belongs to their parents. In choosing Coláiste Choilm, parents subscribe to the philosophy of the Christian Brothers' school.

Parents are encouraged to exercise their right and obligation by:


Students are encouraged towards a mature acceptance of responsibility. The class captain system which is currently being developed is aimed at building clear channels of communication between the students and the school authorities.

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