Abbey Community College is a school which educates in partnership with parents, in a tolerant, caring and Christian environment. Each individual is respected as unique. In fostering personal development, we encourage all students to achieve their full potential and to relate positively to one another and to embrace the discipline of lifelong learning in response to the needs of the community.
Abbey Community College/Coláiste na Mainistrach is a community college operating under the Trusteeship of Galway Roscommon ETB.
The School is managed by a Board of Management. There is also a Board of Governors – one representative of the Mercy Order, one Diocese of Elphin, and one GRETB. It is funded by the Department of Education and Science and operates within the regulations and guidelines set down from time to time by that Department. The school has an active Parents’ Association and a strong Students’ Council.
History of the School
Abbey Community College opened in September 2002 following the amalgamation of Scoil Chríost an Rí, St. Mary’s College and Boyle Vocational School. Abbey Community College aims, with the resources available, to provide the best possible environment in order to cater for the cultural, educational, moral, physical, religious, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions of all students. We show special concerns for the disadvantaged and we make every effort to ensure that the uniqueness and dignity of each person is respected and responded to, especially through the pastoral care system in the school. We realise too, that we must cater for the changing needs of today’s world and towards that end, we frequently review our various programmes. Being keenly aware of the ever-increasing effect of outside influences on the lives of our students, we are even more concerned to maintain positive values and practices.
Working together as a school community, the Board of Management, parents, staff, and students, aim to provide an environment which will allow each student to develop intellectually, physically, morally, socially, and spiritually so as they will be able to fulfil their role in society.