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. It was cleverly designed to create a state of serenity. Within the current challenge of the Covid pandemic, the building is conducive to keeping students and staff safe, with outdoor corridors and well ventilated classrooms within a ground level flooring.

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 offer students quality learning experiences but also encourage 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.

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.

We have an excellent, highly skilled SEN core team who are currently involved in a project linked with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and Dr Johanna Fitzgerald. This project is supporting our school in developing a school-wide systematic, collaborative, and collective approach to inclusive and special education. We are delighted to have a special class in 1st year starting in September 2022. A new Science lab, classroom and additional toilets, will be completed in May 2022. A new build has been approved for the special class to include a sensorial room and a classroom to support their individual needs.

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.

"Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world". (Mandela)

Suzanne McMahon



Clonaslee College,
Co. Laois,

057 864 8044

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