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
Please click on the following Link to view the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Newsletter for Summer 2021. Senior Management would like to Thank All the Students & Staff for their hard work this year during a challenging school year. Good Luck to our Leaving Cert students who commence the 2021 Exams next Wednesday […]
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 […]
Transition Year programmes all over Ireland faced a challenging year with Covid-19 restrictions. Credit must go to Mr Curran (TY Co-ordinator) & Ms Monahan (TY Year Head) for keeping the TY programme going all year. Well Done to All our TY students for their participation both in-school, on-line and on the trips. Ye were a […]
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 […]
Please find below the Remote Learning Plan for Students in Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown that comes into affect on Monday 11th January 2021. Management & staff appreciate the challenges to Remote Learning but reassure you that the our track record in delivering Remote Teaching & Learning from the previous period of school closure is very good. […]
Please click on the Link below to read a copy of the latest edition to our School Newsletter for Christmas 2020. CMJ Newsletter Christmas 2020 School Management & Staff would like to wish a Happy CHristmas to the whole school community & Best Wishes for 2021!