Clonaslee College

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Coláiste Chluain na Slí

Clonaslee College is a beautiful school set in the scenic foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains which was cleverly designed to create a state of serenity. Our school motto ‘ Scientia Potentia est’ means through knowledge we are committed to empowering students to achieve their full potential. Together with parents and the community we endeavour to ensure all our students leave Clonaslee College confident and happy, equipped with the life skills necessary to excel in their personal and academic lives. We strive to ensure a caring environment where respect for self, others and the community is encouraged. Through ongoing praise, encouragement and providing a range of learning opportunities, the physical, mental, emotional and social well being of students is developed.

At Clonaslee College we are delighted to embrace the recent educational changes that offer students quality learning experiences but also encourages the development of a wide range of skills and thinking abilities. Creativity in the classroom is fostered through self-directed learning and through the use of a wide range of resources including IT. The school boasts excellent wifi and encourages students to avail of the use of the iPad to develop their skills of managing information and thinking. We are delighted to have a highly dedicated and hardworking staff who ensure the delivery of a high quality educational experience in a supportive environment.

Much research has proven that students learn more effectively if they are happy in their work, believe in themselves and feel a school is supporting them. Hence, we place great emphasis on maintaining an extremely supportive pastoral care system. As a school community we promote the development of resilience to help students cope better with challenges of life as they move forward into adulthood. At Clonaslee College we are proud to offer a range of extra-curricular activities. We continue to enjoy great success annually in hurling, football, ladies football and basketball. Students’ achievements in the other areas of learning are recognised and promoted throughout the school and local media.

Excellent attendance is encouraged for all students as this leads to improved educational attainment. The school has enjoyed an exemplary academic reputation, with students performing extremely well in both the Junior and Leaving Certificates. Past alumni have continued to be successful in their chosen fields of study and careers. Clonaslee College’s progression rate to Third Level Education was an impressive 91% last year (2018).

We at Clonaslee college are committed to ensuring all students are supported in a holistic way to identify their individual skills and talents thus ensuring they are successful in achieving their goals. We are working together with students, parents and the wider community to lead this great school through a time of educational reform, as we seek to achieve highly effective practice.

Suzanne McMahon



Clonaslee College,
Co. Laois,

057 864 8044

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