Living Our Motto

Learning Your Way

In Coláiste Iósaef Community College, it is of paramount importance that all students, staff and members of our school community are treated with respect and integrity.

We hope to create and maintain an environment that is warm and friendly yet conducive to learning.

This approach is reflected in our Dignity Charter. This charter states that every member of our school community has the following rights:

  • The right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others.
  • The right not to accept and the responsibility not to engage in physical aggression, bullying, harassment, isolation and/or intimidation of others in our school community.
  • The right to report concerns of the above behaviours and the responsibility to report it if they see it happening to other members of the school community.
  • The right to learn and inspire learning in a safe and enjoyable environment.

In tandem with the need for respect and integrity, a recognition and acknowledgment of the different learning styles of our students is also of paramount importance.

Our teachers provide differentiated learning strategies to cater for the diverse learning styles of all the students in their care and promote a culture of students taking responsibility for their own learning, a key principle of the new Junior Cycle Programme.

We encourage our students to become effective lifelong learners with the use of practical learning tips, strategies, exercises and experiences that are developed through their engagement with the curriculum on offer in the school.

The opportunities presented in the array of extra-curricular activities on offer in the school also play a significant part in the development of the whole student.