An exciting new build
During 2014, a multi-million euro refurbishment of much of our existing building, accompanied by the construction of a major three-storey extension, engineering block, purpose-built ASD Resource Centre and state of the art physical education hall and fitness suite has enabled us to continue to be the leading provider of education in our community.
Where we began
The initial school, constructed in 1981, catered for 810 students. The redeveloped campus enables the school to continue to provide a quality education for 1200 day students, in addition to offering comprehensive adult and continuing education to the community at large.
What we pride ourselves on
Our non-selective, inclusive school continues to provide a top quality education across the campus. The educational and recreational facilities at Carrigaline Community School include:
- Eight fully equipped science laboratories, including a demonstration centre & preparation areas
- Two fully equipped kitchens for Home Economics with state of the art cooking facilities
- Acres of carefully tended gardens, with mature trees, works of art, seating areas for students to enjoy the outdoor spaces, with ample paths and trails for students and staff alike to relax and enjoy nature.
- A world class Art Room overlooking the “Art Garden,” bathed in natural light, complete with kiln. (Plays host to our Artist in Residence Programme where the school offers a sabbatical to a working artist – to create an art installation with our top students.)
- Five ICT suites
- Access to ICT in all classrooms
- 100 mbps capacity broadband across the campus
- Ultra short throw data projection in most teaching rooms
- 3 sets of chromebooks for students
- 2 sets of ipads for students
- A brand new full size Physical Education Hall with changing rooms and state of the art fitness suite – all manner of fitness aids, including machines and weights.
- Modern state of the art facilities in Design, Communications & Graphics, Engineering and Construction Studies
- Specialist classrooms for Art, History, Metalwork, Woodwork, Technical Graphics, Home Economics, Business, Geography
- Music suite – complete with recording booths
- Learning Support Centres
- ASD Resource Centre
- Meditation / Sensory Room
- Mini training suite – ASD Centre
- Library – ASD Centre
- Games room – ASD Centre
- Up-to-date stage and drama facilities – full and complete lighting and sound system with over 30 adjustable heads and DMX box – supporting our proud tradition of musical theatre.
- Full size playing pitches – supporting Gaelic Games, rugby and football.
- Basketball and Tennis courts
- Guidance suite – private interview rooms & meeting centre
- Social Areas for each individual year group
- Prayer room/Seomra Ciúin – supporting our multi-denominational community, through the work of our Guidance, pastoral and religion teams with the continued leadership of our full-time school chaplain.