Terenure College Senior School is a Voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the Trusteeship of the Irish Province of Carmelites. It is a fee-paying College for boys.
The Patron of the College: The Prior Provincial of the Irish Province of Carmelites
The Chairperson to the Board of Management is Mr. Frank Gallen
The Principal is Fr. Éanna Ó hÓbáin O. Carm.
The Deputy Principal is Mr. Philip Wallace.
The Parents’ Association is conducted by a Committee consisting of ten voting members. All parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in the College are deemed to be members of the Association.
The central role of the Past Pupils Union is to strengthen the links, worldwide, between the Community, the College and its Past Pupils.
Terenure College provides a six year curriculum consisting of a three year Junior Certificate Programme, a one year Transition Year Programme and a two year Leaving Certificate Programme. (Transition Year is compulsory for all pupils.)
Details of subjects covered are available from the College and may change from time to time.
There are approximately 60 whole-time teachers and 5 part-time teachers employed by Terenure College Senior School. A number of members of the Carmelite Order are part of the staff.
The College employs a whole-time Special Needs Teacher and provides some Resource hours.
The College provides various Support Services such as Form Masters, Tutors, Guidance Counsellors, Chaplaincy Team, School Nurse.
Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes from First to Third Years with the exception of English, Irish and Maths in Second and Third Year. In these subjects in these years pupils are set according to ability.
Classes begin at 8.45 a.m. and end at 3.45 p.m. daily, except for Wednesday when classes end at 1.00 p.m. There is a short break in the morning from 10.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and lunch is from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Pupils may avail of the College’s Canteen facilities during lunchtime. Pupils are expected to be involved in co-curricular activities in the College. Typically this will mean a pupil being involved on a number of afternoons during the week and/or lunchtimes. Supervised Study is also available to pupils from selected years every weekday evening.
Further detailed information on the College’s ethos and activities are available in the College Prospectus, available upon request.