Kerry ETB
Coláiste na Ríochta

House System

House System

The House System, introduced in September 2021, consists of four ‘Houses’ or 'pillars' within the school, named Cu Chulainn, Na Fianna, Grainne Mhaol and Tir na Nog. As soon as a student begins their first year, they become a member of one of the four houses and will remain in this house with other house members (students from each year group) throughout their school career. The house system focuses on wellbeing and belonging, building school identity, developing student leadership skills, and providing an extended family within the school community. The houses meet monthly and partake in learning experiences based on the indicators of wellbeing, they also compete throughout the year for various inter-house competitions.

Each House has a Dean leading the group and two senior students elected as House Captains who play a vital role in organizing events and liaising with the students in their house. Every house has its own identity with its own name, crest, motto and colour.

Some of the Whole school events/activities taking place during the year include;

  • Fun 5K Walk/Run
  • Whole School Quiz
  • Halloween Fancy Dress/Pumpkin Carving
  • SORA Reading App
  • Art Competition
  • Photography competition
  • Sports Day
  • Variety Show

There are also Class Competitions and Year Group Competitions. Teachers also reward students with House Tokens for showing initiative and for acts of kindness. Every day students can earn valuable house points for punctuality, correct uniform and good behaviour. At the end of the year the House with the greatest number of points wins the title, the cup and the prize money, to be spent on a whole House fun activity.

Oct 07
Open Day
Oct 26
Open Evening
Oct 30
School Closed
Nov 09
Parent-Teacher Meeting
TY's visit Ballyhass Adventure Centre
We are delighted to welcome our First Years, Classes Hazel A and Hazel B to the school, wishing them all a very positive and productive First Year here in Colaiste na Riochta.
Students from 4th, 5th and 6th Classes in Primary school are welcome to come and try out many of our subjects on offer on Tuesday 14th March from 5pm. Please register for this event via QR code on poster.
Upper Church Street, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland V31 WD34.
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