Upcoming Events:

School Year 2017/2018

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Training of Peer Mentor       10:00am – 1:00pm

Staff Planning/Meetings       9:30am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 30th August 2017

1st Year Students and Peer Mentors                 9:30am to 1:00pm

Parents/Guardians of 1st Years                          9:30am to 10:15am

Staff meet Parents                                                 9:30 am to 10:15am

Staff Planning                                                         10:15am to 4:00pm

Thursday 31st August 2017

School Year 2016/2017 Holidays

October Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 27th October 2017. Reopen on Monday, 6th November 2017.

Christmas Holidays: Close on Friday, 22nd December 2017. Reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.

February Midterm Break: Close on Friday, 9h February 2018. Reopen on Monday, 19th February 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday: Closed on Monday 19th March 2018.

Easter Holidays: Close on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Reopen on Monday, 9th April 2018.

May Bank Holiday: Closed on Monday 7th May 2018.

Summer Holidays: Closing on Friday, 1st June 2018.

State Exams: Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

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College News & Events

Looking Back

In 1960 the College began as a small Vocational School, one of many springing up around the country as the transition from agriculture to industry started. Emphasis was on the practical subjects such as Rural Science and Mechanical Group Certificates for the girls. These Certificate courses were completed in two years.

Night Courses were a much a bigger feature of the school then with classes available in many subjects, depending on local demand. Also Bord na Mona apprentices now did block release in the school. This lasted until 1983 when the State Agency AnCo took over their education.

In January 1968 the school amalgamated with St. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballyleague.
The Inter Certificate (now The Junior Certificate) and Leaving Certificate were introduced and subjects such as the Sciences, French, History and Geography were added to the curriculum. These were three to five year courses so the school population rose rapidly over the following years.

In 1989 the school amalgamated with the Convent of Mercy to become Lanesboro Community College. After years of commuting between schools we finally opened our new building in 2000. This highlighted the need for a complete refurbishment of the old building, now forty years old, which was duly completed in October 2007.



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