Colaiste Iosaef House System

House System

What is the House System

Our unique House System plays a significant role in the lives of our students. The House System reinforces the culture, ethos and spirit of our school.

Our new students are placed into a House or Tí in the initial weeks of joining the school. Each Tí is made up of students from across the year divides, from First Years right up to Leaving Certificate students.

Each Tí is unique with its own name, crest, colour and identity. The Houses are led by a teacher whose role is the Tí Ceannaire (Head of House). Throughout the year the students participate in events such as Green Schools Week, Christmas Concert, Academic Olympics, The Alternative Olympics and the most important one, the House Sports Day. Each student participating gains points for their respective Tí and the winning Tí at the end of the year collects the coveted House Cup.

The Houses

  • Tí De Valera (in honour of Eamon De Valera – Taoiseach and President)
  • Tí MacAodha (in honour of Mick Mackey – Limerick’s greatest hurler­)
  • Tí Mhic Róibín (in honour of Mary Robinson – first female President of Ireland) ­
  • Tí Setanta (in honour of Cú Chulainn – mythical Irish hero)

How the House System benefits students

  • Offers greater personalisation of our care, guidance and support of students
  • Creates a natural community spirit amongst the student body as a whole
  • Develops a whole school approach to rewards for and the celebration of achievements
  • Student leadership opportunities are available for junior and senior cycle students
  • Encourages student responsibility to improve behaviour and self-management

The House System is coordinated by Mr. Liam O’Connor.

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