Agreement reached at Clonkeen.
The Board of Management of Clonkeen College and the Christian Brothers are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement regarding the lands at Clonkeen. This will bring an end to all legal proceedings between the parties.
The agreement will see the donation of almost 4 acres of land by the Christian Brothers to ERST which will ensure first class sports facilities at Clonkeen College.
The development of adjoining lands can now proceed, facilitating planned funding of school facilities by the Christian Brothers.
Clonkeen College would like to express it’s thanks to all who supported the College in the last year.
Clonkeen Lunchbox, Canteen meals.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PA Information Meeting
Clonkeen College Parent’s Association are holding an information meeting RE ERST’s decision to dissolve the board of management of Clonkeen College.
Date: Monday 5th Feb 2018
Venue: Clonkeen College
Dunlaoghaire Rathdown TDs have been invited to attend to answer questions on the topic above. Representatives from the parent’s association, teaching staff and past pupils will also be making statements.
Notice regarding school closure RE Micheal Gormley (RIP)
With respect for and to enable his colleagues and friends in the school community participate in the funeral service for Micheal Gormley, Clonkeen College will remain closed until 1pm tomorrow, Monday 29th January.
NB. As a result all Trial (Mock) Examinations scheduled for tomorrow MORNING will be rescheduled for later in the exam period. All timetabled classes and afternoon exams will go ahead as planned tomorrow.
Re: Notice of intention to dissolve the Board of Management of Clonkeen College.
It is with great regret and sadness that the Board of Management (BOM) of Clonkeen College wishes to inform you that it is facing dissolution by the Edmund Rice School’s Trust (ERST). The BOM was stunned and shocked to be informed of this decision at a meeting with the ERST on December 18th 2017.
At this meeting, the BOM was told that unless it followed ERST’s instruction to settle legal proceedings against the Congregation of Christian Brothers (on a basis wholly unacceptable to the BOM, as it would have utterly prejudiced the interests of Clonkeen pupils in relation to school playing fields which the Congregation are attempting to sell), then ERST would begin the process of dissolution of the BOM. This instruction was issued despite the fact that ERST is not party to the legal proceedings, which are listed for Trial in the High Court on 15th March 2018.
ERST proceeded to issue a written notice of its intention to dissolve the BOM to each member of the Board on the afternoon of 22nd December 2017. In line with the Education Act of 1998, this notice ran for one month. The matter is now before the Minister for Education awaiting a decision. No dismissal of the BOM can take place without the approval of the Minister.
The BOM have made clear why the process is being pursued by ERST. The BOM have also pointed out why the Minister cannot validly consent to the BOM’s dismissal (including the fact that a “win” for the plaintiffs in the legal proceedings against the Congregation would amount to a 100% vindication of the very actions which ERST are purporting to rely upon as a basis to try and dismiss the BOM).
The BOM of Clonkeen College never wished to be put in a position where it had to take legal action to assert rights of school pupils, present and future, to the land that had been promised to the school by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and which generations of pupils have enjoyed for the last half century.
In the meantime, and while the BOM awaits the Minister’s decision, the BOM will continue to act in the best interests of the college, with its full commitment to the well-being of its students, parents and staff.
New Lunchbox Meal Deal for Clonkeen College Students.
Declutter and Clear Out! Let us take away your unwanted clothes!
Recycle your unwanted clothes.
WHEN: January 27th 2018
WHERE: Clonkeen College – Drop Off from 10am – 1pm
WHAT TO BRING: Clothes, towels, handbags, belts, shoes, runners, boots, curtains, bed linen.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Duvets or Pillows.
EVERY BAG COUNTS: Help us save Clonkeen’s playing field.
Clonkeen’s pitches mentioned in the Dáil yesterday during questions to the minister for Education.
Clonkeen section begins at 29 minutes.
Clonkeen’s Playing Fields
Check out the new website dedicated to information about the battle to keep our playing fields from being sold to build houses on.
Coming soon to Clonkeen
Presentaion From Open Night 2017
Please click here to download the powerpoint that was used during our Open Night on 3rd October 2017.
Link to an online petition set up to oppose the sale of our playing fields. https://www.change.org/p/taylor-cook-save-clonkeen-college-s-football-pitches.
Also included below are a sample letter and a list of contacts if parents or any of our supporters want to help by writing letters or sending emails.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Meeting
It has been proposed by Cllr. John Bailey to bring the matter of the sale of school pitches to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council meeting on Monday 12th June 2017.
URGENT: Public information meeting in Clonkeen College at 8pm Thursday 18th May 2017, regarding the unexpected sale of the school playing fields by the congregation of the Christian Brothers.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Congratulations to Clonkeen College alumnus, Tim Charles, who is part of the production team behind IADT Drama Society’s production of Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. If you are interested in supporting Tim’s work, tickets for the performance are available from the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. Performances are next Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14th and 15th of March respectively.
The Anthology 2017
THE ANTHOLOGY is published in April of each year. The order is form is now active for ANTHOLOGY 2017.
Incoming TY Information Night
The open evening for parents of current third years was on Monday the 6th Feb.
An open evening will be held in Clonkeen College on Tuesday, 4th October 2016. 5th Year boys and their parents welcome.
Time: 7 – 9 pm
There will be a formal presentation in the school hall at 7pm.
Due to high demand, we would advise that if you have previously attended an open night, it is not necessary to attend again.
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The Mission Statement of Clonkeen College sets out our school’s particular vision.
- Clonkeen College is a voluntary Catholic secondary school, where each individual and group within the school community is encouraged and facilitated to contribute to the creation of a caring, supportive and inclusive educational environment, conducive to developing the diverse talents of all the participants.
Clonkeen College is a Catholic voluntary secondary school founded by the Christian Brothers in the Edmund Rice tradition. Clonkeen College is proud of this inherited tradition that helps inform our characteristic spirit which is specifically stated in the five key elements of an Edmund Rice school. These key elements are:
- Nurturing faith, Christian spirituality and Gospel-based values
- Promoting partnership in the school community
- Excelling in teaching and learning
- Creating a caring school community
- Inspiring transformational leadership.
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