About

Scariff Community College

Scariff  Community College is a Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board multi denominational and co-educational post-primary school.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools provide an inclusive, student-centred and holistic education to students in our communities. Our schools, through excellence in education, aim to enable every student to realise their potential through the provision of highly supportive school communities that nurture students’ intellectual, cultural, personal, social, emotional, moral and physical development.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools recognise, respect and celebrate the identity of all of our students equally and are acknowledged as having a significant influence in promoting diversity – reflective of our changing society.All Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools are funded by the Department of Education and Skills.

Chief Executive: George O’Callaghan

Mission Statement

It is our policy to view the development of the student in the widest possible sense, seeking to provide a learning experience both of a formal and informal nature which will lead to the development of the total personality of the student. Through a broad curriculum we seek to facilitate the development of our students, so that each may leave the College equipped with good life skills.

We are conscious that the traditional interpretation of what constitutes an intelligent human being has often been too narrow and has sometimes been interpreted in strictly cognitive terms, ignoring other critical elements of intelligent human behaviour whether of a social, emotional, psycho -motor, moral or physical nature. In providing a balanced curriculum, we aim to redress that traditional shortcoming. The development, therefore, of a knowledgeable, analytical, confident, articulate student who has a good moral sense, a well developed internal discipline, a positive and proactive social awareness, tolerant of difference, courteous and empathetic, is the essential core of what we pursue. That is our mission.

There is a definite consciousness that such development cannot take place in isolation from either the parents or the wider community. Consequently, it is part of the philosophy of our school to work in intimate harmony with both agencies, nurturing and being nurtured in the process.

Our school motto is ‘Beart de réir ár mbriathar’ – Action according to our word.

It is our objective to be a caring school in the pursuit of excellence.

The Board of Management

The Members of the BOM of Scariff Community College are as follows :

LCETB nominees: Cllr. Mary Howard, Cllr. Pat Hayes, Mr. Michael McNamara

Staff nominees: Ms. Olwin Kelly, Mr. Alan Deegan

Parents’ nominees: Ms. Anita Ryan, Mr. Liam WIley

Secretary: Ms. Angela Murphy McNamara

Recording secretary: Ms. Angela Russell

A board of management for an ETB school has a clear remit to manage that school on behalf of the ETB, in accordance with legislation; Department of Education and Skills (DES) circulars, guidelines and procedures; and any policies or strategies that the ETB may establish regarding the operation of its schools.

The functions of a board may, in the main, be categorised under three different headings:

  • Policy setting and strategic planning
  • Monitoring the implementation of policy, strategy and plans
  • Supporting the principal and his/her staff

Our School Today

Scariff Community College is a Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board multi denominational and co-educational post-primary school. The College is situated on 20 acres of beautifully wooded grounds located in a rural setting close to Lough Derg.

The history of our school dates back to the original vocational school in 1941. A new building was completed in 1981. The building was completely renovated and modernised in 2007. We are currently in the process of adding an extension which will comprise of three state of the art specialist rooms – an Engineering room, a Construction room a Music room  – and three general purpose classrooms.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools provide an inclusive, student-centred and holistic education to students in our communities. Our schools, through excellence in education, aim to enable every student to realise their potential through the provision of highly supportive school communities that nurture students’ intellectual, cultural, personal, social, emotional, moral and physical development.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools recognise, respect and celebrate the identity of all of our students equally and are acknowledged as having a significant influence in promoting diversity – reflective of our changing society.

All Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools are funded by the Department of Education and Skills.