Coláiste Chúil Each – New School

Register your interest at https://patronage.education.gov.ie/

 

Multi-denominational, Co-educational, Inclusive, Community College

The Department of Education and Skills is seeking to appoint a patron for the new Post Primary School for Galway City/Oranmore. Galway and Roscommon ETB (GRETB) is making an application for patronage with our Community College model. Parental demand is a key consideration for the Department in selecting a patron. Therefore, GRETB is seeking parental Expressions of Interest as part of our application. Our working title is “Coláiste Chúil Each” (“Coolagh College”) – an English medium school with an Aonad lán-Ghaeilge between Galway City East and West Oranmore (Coolagh/Briarhill area) however, where parental demand exists, we will also operate an English-medium or an Irish-medium (Gaelscoil).

Click here for further information on GRETB’s Proposed New School

 

Register your interest at https://patronage.education.gov.ie/

 

GRETB has an established tradition of excellence in post-primary education and more than 100 years’ experience as an educational patron in Ireland. We are currently patron of 20 Community Colleges in the Galway and Roscommon area including GRETB – Coláiste na Coiribe, GRETB – Coláiste Mhuirlinne / Merlin College, GRETB – Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and GRETB – Coláiste an Eachréidh. The Community College model is designed to meet the educational, social and diversity needs of the local community.

A Community College will provide an educational experience that reflects modern day needs and changes in society, equipping your child for life and living in a modern and progressive world.  It will be a co-educational and multi-denominational school, with a community-based ethos of inclusivity and the highest educational standards. It will be a technologically advanced school using the latest Information and Communication Technologies. It will support and encourage the involvement of parents, teachers, community representatives and local primary school interests as the key influencers of the College’s ethos and direction. It will operate through an ethos of respect for all beliefs – both religious and non-religious.

Click here for further information on GRETB’s Proposed New School

The following information relates to the four most recent schools opened by GRETB and highlights the success of each school – some in a very short time-frame:
  1. GRETB – Coláiste Bhaile Chláir
  2. GRETB – Coláiste Mhuirlinne / Merlin College
  3. GRETB – Coláiste an Eachréidh.
  4. GRETB – Coláiste na Coiribe

 

GRETB operates co-educational and multi-denominational schools with a community-based ethos of inclusivity and the highest educational standards. Our schools are technologically advanced and use the latest Information and Communication Technologies. We support and encourage the involvement of parents, teachers and community representatives.

 

About GRETB

GRETB was established on the 1st day of July, 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013. The Administrative Head Office for GRETB is at An Coiléar Bán, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Although providing educational services in Galway and Roscommon for decades, GRETB was formed following the merging of the

 

  • City of Galway Vocational Education Committee
  • County Galway Vocational Education Committee
  • County Roscommon Vocational Education Committee
  • FÁS Training Centre, Galway

and now has an annual staffing of over 1800 providing administrative and educational services from 60 locations to approximately 20,000 learners including:

 

  • Post Primary Schools (including Gaelscoileanna, Island Schools and one of Ireland’s largest PLC College) (20)
  • Administration Offices (3)
  • Outdoor Education and Training Centre (1)
  • Adult Education Centres including Back to Education Initiative and Adult Literacy Services (12)
  • Vocational Training Opportunity Schemes (8)
  • Youthreach Centres (8)
  • Music Education
  • Community Education
  • Local Training Initiatives
  • Contracted Training
  • Youth Services including the Youth Advocacy Service
  • Cooperation with Other Agencies including the Brothers of Charity, Dóchas don Óige and the Prison Education Unit at Castlerea Prison
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Guidance & Information Services

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