Castleknock Community College is part of the County Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Educational Training Board and was founded in 1995. Our College is a co-educational post-primary school aspiring towards excellence in a caring and supportive environment. As Castleknock Community College continues to cater to an ever-increasing population within its catchment area, the Board of Management will review its Enrolment Procedures each year. In their examination of this review it is the aim of the Board to maintain the highest standards in terms of the quality of its educational provision and thus the total enrolment should not exceed 1100 pupils.
The Board of Management is committed to the successful implementation of the relevant legislation, in particular the Education Act (1998), the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 and the Equal Status Act 2000. The Board of Management fully subscribes to the principles of partnership, accountability, transparency, inclusion, respect for diversity, parental choice and equality.
Members of Board of Management
|Dr. John Walsh (Chair)||DDL ETB|
|Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman||DDL ETB|
|Ms. Rose Callan||DDL ETB|
|Canon Paul Houston||Archbishop of Dublin (C.of I.)|
|Ms. Marie King||Archbishop of Dublin (R.C.)|
|Mr. Sean Ryan||Archbishop of Dublin (R.C.)|
|Ms. Mairead Weymes||Archbishop of Dublin (R.C.)|
|Ms. Marian Flanagan||Parents’ Representative|
|Mr. Brian McCann||Parents’ Representative|
|Ms. Vickie Stokes||Teaching Staff|
|Mr. Darran Breathnach||Teaching Staff|
|Mr. John Cronin (Principal)||Secretary, Board of Management|
As Castleknock Community College continues to cater to an ever-increasing population within its catchment area, the Board of Management will review its Enrolment Procedures each year. In their examination of this review it is the aim of the Board to maintain the highest standards in terms of the quality of its educational provision and thus the total enrolment should not exceed 1100 pupils.
Child Safeguarding Statement 2018
Castleknock Community College is a post-primary College providing post-primary education to pupils from First Year to Leaving Certificate Year
In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of Castleknock Community College has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.
Attendance and Punctuality Policy
A meaningful education provides every student with the best possible start in life and it helps them to mature and develop into responsible young adults. The purpose of our college policy on attendance and punctuality is to encourage regular school attendance and participation in the education system. Moreover it endeavours to promote self-discipline, commitment and responsibility.
The purpose of this policy is to regulate the use of CCTV and its associated technology in the monitoring of the environs of premises
Child Protection Policy
The Board of Management recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, practices and activities.
Code of Behaviour
These guidelines are the result of staff seminars, student council feedback and parents’ seminars at Castleknock Community College as to how the Code of Behaviour should exist.
The purpose of this policy is to protect all members of our school community from being bullied (including teachers and other people working in the school, students and parents).
Data Protection Policy
The College’s Data Protection Policy applies to the personal data held by the College which is protected by the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.This policy sets out the manner in which personal data and sensitive personal data will be protected by the College.
Guidance Plan 2015-2016
Internet AUP Policy
The aim of this Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to ensure that students will benefit from learning opportunities offered by the College’s Internet resources in a safe and effective manner.
Learning Support Department Policy
This policy describes the principles, aims and objectives, by which the College will identify, assess and provide for students with Special Educational Needs. Special Educational Needs (SEN) can take a variety of forms, including specific learning needs, health related needs and behavioural needs.
Lunchtime Arrangement Policy
This policy serves to inform parents and students of their responsibilities with regard to lunchtime arrangements. This policy has been designed solely with regard to the safety of students.
Substance Abuse Policy
The National Drugs Strategy 2001-2008—Building on Experience, sets out a detailed programme of action to be implemented by Government departments and agencies to tackle substance abuse.
Suspension & Exclusion Policy
Castleknock Community College, in conjunction with the DDLETB, recognises its obligation to protect the rights of the principal, teachers and students and, consequently, endorses the aspiration set out in the Department of Education’s “Guidelines towards a Positive Policy for School Behaviour and Discipline”