Welcome to Coláiste Mhuire
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website which I hope you will find interesting and informative. Coláiste Mhuire opened in September 1996, replacing the old Vocational School, to meet the second level educational needs for the North-West Kilkenny areas of Johnstown, Urlingford, Crosspatrick, Galmoy, Lisdowney and Freshford. Recent years has seen our catchment area expand to include an increasing numbers of students from bordering counties Tipperary and Laois.
The school, through a comprehensive education programme, aims to provide educational opportunities to meet the needs of each individual student. It is a non-selective school, enrolling pupils of the full ability range from all sections of the social strata. It is co-educational with a policy of eliminating gender bias, encouraging girls to study traditional boy’s subjects and vice versa. It provides religious education for all denominations.
Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown is a modern second level school whose central purpose is the moral, spiritual, intellectual, social and personal development of students in the context of delivering the curriculum prescribed by the Minister of Education and Skills in an atmosphere of care and concern.
To create a learning environment that is happy, safe, challenging & current so that all members of our school community can thrive.
News & Events
Autumn Night classes 2021
Please click on the following link to view the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Newsletter. Newsletter Sept-Oct 2021 Thanks to all the students and staff for all their help with the news articles. To view previous newsletters type “Newsletter” into the Search bar.
Reminder of Instructions For Printing Since our return for the start of this term towards the end August 2018 all staff have been following new arrangements for both Printing & Photocopying. Our service provider for same are Lexmark, who won the tender for the Kilkenny-Carlow ETB. Since the October mid-term, our students have be using […]
The management, staff & whole school community are extremely pleased and proud of the Class of 2021 for their outstanding results and excellent CAO offers received in the past week. While a dozen students received over 500 points, two of whom received over 600 points, the most pleasing feature was the number of students who […]
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365: Please read a brief history of Microsoft Office 365 before proceeding to the Log In instructions below: Coláiste Mhuire was introduced Office 365 to our Staff from January 2019 & our Students from September 2019, so we had developed both ours & the students’ capacity to use this platform productively over the […]
As confirmed on the Kilkenny People website and social media over the week-end (above), we have received additional good news with regard to our proposed extensions with the approval of an additional 12 classrooms, 2nd practical rooms for Metalwork, Design & Construction Graphics (DCG), Home Economics (HE), Art and Science (x2) along with a new […]
Students from Transition Year became the first from Coláiste Mhuire to experience a MicroSoft DreamSpace workshop on Monday 15th March 2021! The DreamSpace is a purpose-built area for school visits located at MicroSoft One Plaza in Leopardstown, Dublin on the site of their European headquarters. Mr Dunne has had the honour of visiting there on […]
As part of our Wellbeing programme Coláiste Mhuire is involved with a pilot program designed by the GAA called the “Going Well” programme. Coordinator of this programme Eoin Morrissey visited the school recently and did a small workshop with a 1st year and a TY group. The Going Well program will enable students to develop a better understanding […]