We have a state of the art facility fitted out and resourced to the highest standards.

Our school is a Department of Education and Skills pilot project which has some unique design features which are being tried and tested in order to help shape the design of schools of the future.

Many of these features relate to energy efficiency and sustainability

We have 37 teaching rooms in all which include:

  • 3 Science Labs
  • 2 Construction Rooms
  • D.C.G. Room
  • Multimedia Room/Language Room
  • Business Computer Room
  • 2 Social Studies Room
  • Art and Craft Room
  • Technology Room
  • Mathematics Room
  • Careers Room
  • Library
  • Double Lecture Room
  • Demonstration Room
  • Learning Support Room
  • 15 Classrooms
  • Full Size Gymnasium
  • Fitness Studio
  • Canteen/General Purpose Area
  • Basketball and Tennnis Courts
  • Car Park
  • Bantile Building
  • Pedestrian Access Gate in Spollens Car Park and via Bachelor's Walk

Parents/Guardians are also able to drop off and pick up students at the pedestrian access locations.

Ionad Rís

Our first special class, catering for students with a diagnosis of autism, was established in 2021.

Each special class has the capacity for six students, and students enrolled in the Ionad Rís class may access Level 1, 2 or 3 Junior Cycle programmes (or a combination of these).

Curriculum planning is in line with individual student's strengths, abilities and needs.

The overall aims of the Ionad Rís class are:

  • to provide a positive, inclusive learning environment where students with Autism and co-occurring complex needs feel and experience a sense of community and belonging.
  • to develop students’ academic, social, emotional and independent living skills.
  • to promote students’ participation and active engagement in their learning and in Coláiste Choilm school life.
Integrating these students into the fabric of our school community has resulted in enhanced rewards for students and teachers alike. Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that each student participates in school life with dignity and confidence, and that all the boys are encouraged, motivated and provided with the necessary tools to realise their full potential.
It is hoped in the coming years to increase our capacity in Ionad Rís to two classes with state-of-the-art facilities.

Enrolment/Admission Procedures

Parents or teachers of a student with an ASD diagnosis may find further information about enrolment in Ionad Rís in our Admissions Policy.

Coláiste Choilm
O'Moore St.
Co Offaly
R35 WF97

057 93 51756

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