Our original Carrowbeg College is a mixed, multi-denominational school, and has a proud reputation for specialising in skills-based subjects. The school provides excellent modern facilities in its highly equipped practical subject rooms, and in keeping with its commitment to delivering quality Post Leaving Certificate courses, Carrowbeg College leads the way in providing modern computer and technological facilities.
Our aim is to view each boy and girl as individuals with their own particular talents, needs, interests and ambitions and to help them reach their full potential both educationally and socially. We encourage each young person to complete the Leaving Certificate Programme but recognise that different students have different aptitudes and requirements. At Carrowbeg College, our classes are small and our students get a lot of individual attention and hands-on experience. Teachers get to know individual pupils very well and the fact that the student population is small faciltates an open friendly atmosphere in the school.
Mission Statement of Carrowbeg College
Pastoral Care and Code of Conduct
The staff at Carrowbeg College believes that a code of positive
Carrowbeg College's programme for pupils with special educational needs is carefully co-ordinated in consultation with parents and primary school teachers. The resource team comes together regularly to assess and review student progress. Individual education plans are devised for each student and our computerised resource room with
Students are advised on career choices by the School Career Guidance Counsellor and visits are arranged to Careers Information days in third level colleges. Visitors are invited to address students on career choices and students are encouraged to use work experience to explore opportunities to suit their individual ambitions and aptitudes. We offer a broad range of Post Leaving Certificate courses in Carrowbeg College many of which provide a follow-on to subject areas studied at second level.
Carrowbeg College is a DEIS school and enjoys many advantages through this programme. As well as the services of our school counsellor, personal development courses are organised in the school as the need arises and individual support is also available to students through the School Completion Programme.
Our School benefits from the involvement of students in many different extra-curricular activities. They help develop relationships between students, staff, other schools and members of the community.
Carrowbeg College recognises and appreciates the multifaceted advantages of participation in sporting activities to the individual and to the School. It is our policy to offer as wide a range of activities as is practicable to students during their time with us. Use is made of on-site facilities and those of local clubs or establishments such as GAA, soccer, athletics, rugby, golf, leisure and equitation centres. Day-long activities in the Achill Outdoor Pursuits Centre are also offered. We are now including circuit
Each year our 4th year students undertake a programme to gain the President's Gaisce Award. They complete a series of activities involving personal development, community service, learning a new skill and finally participating in a 25km overnight trek during which they are self reliant, cooking for themselves, camping out and carrying all their own gear. The presentation of the Awards is a gala event for the students, their parents and teachers.
We acknowlege the importance of partnership with parents in educating our young people. To re-enforce this partnership, the school has a Parents’ Association elected by the parents of school-going students. The role of the Parents’ Association is to act as an advisory body on major school issues, and to promote the educational and general
Principal: Mary O'Connor
Telephone: 098 25241
Fax: 098 27468
Website: Carrowbeg College, Westport