St. Colman’s National School – Scoil Cholmáin is situated in Cloyne, Co.Cork. It is an area that is steeped in history. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, Scoil Cholmáin boasts a proud tradition in learning.
The present school was built in 1972. A major extension was completed in 2009. Refurbishment work in the older section of the school in 2010 completed the upgrade. The present enrolment is 207 (September 2010).
Presently the school has 7 classrooms, 4 support rooms, the Millennium Library, secretary’s office, Principal’s office, general purpose hall, staff toilets and a toilet adapted for use by wheelchair users. Each classroom has toilets for pupil use.
A major I.T. upgrade was completed in 2010. Each classroom is now equipped with an interactive projector/whiteboard and a visualiser. 3 classrooms have sound systems. Each teacher has a teaching laptop and 16 laptops are available for the pupils.
There is a strong tradition of Gaelic Games, particularly hurling, in Cloyne. The school encourages participation in sports. Each year the boys and girls participate in the Sciath na Scol and Mini-Sevens Gaelic Games Competitions. An Ash grove at the back of the school was planted in memory of Christy Ring, the great Cloyne and Cork hurler.