"The stepping stone to your future"
Why send your child to Enniscorthy Vocational College?
It is a mixed second level school. Most primary schools nowadays are mixed and it makes sense to continue to a second level mixed school at a crucial stage of your child's development. Keep in mind that your child will enter a mixed third level institute and a mixed workforce in later life.
Wide Range of Subjects
We offer a wide range of subjects from Ordinary level to Higher level and our students sit the same State examinations as students in any other second level school in the country. Our music department is particularly active and currently we have a string orchestra, some of whom are members of Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra and progressed to perform in the National Concert Hall. We offer an inclusive, student-centred, broad curriculum in line with the interests and needs of our students.
Our staff is committed, highly qualified and very experienced. We aim to develop the potential of the whole child, thus producing good citizens. We as a staff believe that when a school or college is truly inclusive, it makes for a healthier, happier and altogether more productive atmosphere. Visitors to our College have always commented on the friendly atmosphere here and on the excellent rapport between staff and students.
Code of Discipline
We operate a fair and equitable code of discipline, using a Class Tutor - Year Head system.
Book Loan Scheme
We operate a Book Rental Scheme whereby students rent their books for €100 for the three years to Junior Certificate and €100 for the following two years to Leaving Certificate. The cost of books where a rental scheme is not in operation is approximately €450. For students who wish to study Woodwork, Metalwork and Home Economics, the cost of materials is paid by the college.
An induction programme is run for first year students over the first few days of the first term. A series of extra-curricular activities is organised for all first year students in order to enable them to make new friends and settle into their new surroundings. Our Meitheal Leaders are senior students who help to look after the needs of our junior students. The Induction Programme is coordinated by Mr. Joe Flynn.
We now have a fully equipped library with internet access, run by a full-time Librarian (Ms. Eadaoin Quinn) who can assist students in their research and studies.
Oue college has a very effective Pastoral Care department comprising Guidance & Counselling, School Completion Programme, Junior Cert School Programme and Home School Community Liaison.
A Homework Club is well established in the college at no extra cost. Evening Study is also provided to students in examination years for a nominal fee.
A shuttlebus service operates from "the prom" to the college and back each day at no extra cost to students who carry a valid Bus Éireann school transport permit.
We have recently opened a €10 million state-of-the-art extennsion, equipped with the latest facilities.
Traditionally, our students go on to attend third level institutions, e.g. Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, etc. These third level institutions are not mentioned in 'league tables'. Currently we have a number of students in University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Maynooth, Cork University and Galway University. Through the Higher Education Access Route (H.E.A.R.), implemented by U.C.D., our students have access to Irish Universities, as well as Dublin Institute of Technology. Some of our past pupils are currently on the teaching staffs of Second Level Schools in the county, including our own.
We recently introduced a Transition Year Programme which means a three-year Leaving Certificate, hence an absence of University entrance last year.
As in other second level schools, our students enter the workforce and/or take up apprenticeships, or do a Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course. Most of our students who do these courses progress to University in Wales and England, as well as Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).
Over the last ten years, our college has established links with WIT and Carlow Institute of Technology (Wexford Campus). These links are continually being strengthened for the benefit of our students.
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