|Key Points for Parents
Involved in education in the area since 1941, has excellent
facilities, a broad curriculum, dedicated staff and is committed to
quality and equality in education.
The school aspires to provide high quality education in a caring
environment that optimises the potential of every student.
The school provides a broad range of subjects in the curriculum.
School and Class Size
St. Farnan's is a medium sized school, having less than 400 students.
This has many advantages. A major advantage is class sizes are small.
The school code of behaviour is drawn in the main from the Dept. of
Education guidelines. This code is operated by a system of Class
Tutors and Year Heads in conjunction with the Principal and Deputy
Principal. The code seeks to recognise the rights and
responsibilities of students, parents/guardians, teachers and
managers. Please Note Junior Cycle pupils will not be permitted to
leave the school at lunchtime.
Parents/Guardians have a crucial role to play in the effective
development and education of their teenage children. The P/G
Association gives parents/guardians an opportunity to voice their
opinions and ideas.
Parents Association - Committee Members 2016/2017
Chair Person: Antoinette Byrne
Secretary: Adrienne Kelly
Treasure: Angela Hooton Byrne
PRO: Geraldine Nolan
BOM: Frank Kilcoyne
BOM: Mairead Harmon
Teacher Rep: Jo Bradshaw
Information about the PTA
Board of Management
Two elected parents are on the Board of Management.
The Student Council provides a forum for student opinion.
The school has a well-stocked modern library. All students are
encouraged to use this facility.
A book rental system is in operation throughout the school.
St. Farnan's has a full time qualified Guidance Counsellor.
We recognise that support for a young person in the teenage years
is necessary. A student support service is available. Remedial
service also provided.
is taught by qualified R.E. teachers in conjunction with school chaplain.
Co-operation between homes, school and community is important.
The school provides a full time Home School Community Liaison Officer.
Supervised evening study is provided.
Canteen facilities are provided for all students at Lunch time.