Coláiste Cois Siúire

Coláiste Cois Siúire opened in September 1993,replacing the old Vocational School, to meet the second level educational needs for the South Kilkenny areas of Mooncoin, Kilmacow, Mullinavat, Piltown and Templeorum. The school is a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational school, which aims to promote the total development of each individual student. Coláiste Cois Siúire provides a broad comprehensive education to meet the needs of its students.

Mission Statement

To strive continuously to provide for the educational needs of all who wish to avail of the teaching, learning and training services provided by the school.


The School has a wide range of facilities including: Library, Science Laboratory and Demonstration Room, Business Studies and Computer Room, Technical Drawing Room, Wood Technology and Construction Studies Room, Metalwork and Engineering Room, Art and Crafts Room, Home Economics Room, General Purpose P.E. Area and Guidance Suite. Outdoors facilities include: 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Volleyball Courts, 2 Tennis Courts, and a full sized playing field.

Student Support

Career Guidance and Counselling, Learning Support, After School Study, Rainbow Support Group, Gaeltacht and French College Scholarships, School Library, Book Rental Scheme.

Sports/Extra Curricular Activities

Coláiste Cois Siúire offers a wide range of activities for students, including: Hurling, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Camogie, Basketball, Modern Dance, Volleyball, Tennis, Unihockey, Gymnastics, Badminton, and Aerobics.

Curriculum Offered

Courses Subjects
Junior Certificate Students study ten of the following subjects:
Gaeilge, English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Home Economics, Wood Technology, Metalwork, Art, Craft and Design, Technical Graphics, Business Studies.
There are also classes in Computer Studies, Health Education, Guidance, Civic Social and Political Education, Physical Education and Religion.
Transition Year Programme Transition Year is available to 4th year students, which is highly organised and developmental in nature.
Leaving Certificate Traditional In addition to English, Gaeilge and Mathematics students study four additional subjects from:
French, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics, Construction Studies, Engineering, Technical Drawing, Accounting, Art.
Senior Students also take classes in Computer Skills, Guidance and Religion.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) This programme, in addition to the subjects chosen for the traditional Leaving Certificate, includes modules on Enterprise Education, Preparation for the World of Work and Information Technology.
Post-Leaving Certificate Courses (PLC) The School offers PLC courses in Secretarial Studies, Art and CraftsInterior Design.  These courses are validated and certified by the Further Education and Training Award Council (FETAC). and
Adult Education Programmes Evening classes are provided each term in a variety of subjects.  In recent years classes in Computers, Art, Woodwork, French, Keep Fit and Yoga have proven very popular.

Contact Details

Coláiste Cois Siúire
Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 051 895 112
Fax: 051 895 817


Name Position
Mr. Paul Duggan Principal
Mr. James Ryan Deputy Principal
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