Bridgetown College is a rural second-level school which serves the needs of a large catchment area stretching from Wellingtonbridge to Rosslare Harbour and from Kilmore Quay to Forth Mountain.
The college has 40 classrooms including specialist rooms for Art, Home Economics, Metalwork, Craftwork, Computer Aided Design and Woodwork. Students have access to three laboratories, three computer rooms, a library, a large gymnasium and a canteen. The college also has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Unit.
The college is multi-denominational, co-educational and non-selective in its intake and staff in the college, supported by the Board of Management and the Parents’ Association, endeavour to provide for the many and varied needs of students. To this end the college offers a range of programmes and a broad curriculum which incorporates traditional academic and vocational subjects in addition to subjects geared towards promoting active citizenship, personal and moral development, self-confidence and healthy balanced lifestyles.
We offer a complex but integrated package of student supports which are provided by the Special Needs Department, our Career Guidance Counsellor, Tutors and Year Heads, our Home School Community Liaison Officer (HSCL), our Behaviour for Learning Teacher and the School Completion Programme (SCP) team. Students in the college also contribute to the support system through their participation in the Meitheal Programme and the Student Council.
Students enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities thanks to staff who give generously of their time and talents. Extra-curricular activities provided include: athletics, basketball, camogie, equestrian events, football, hurling, handball, outdoor education, rugby and soccer. Students produce a newspaper entitled “The Bridge” and they are encouraged to participate in competitions in the following areas: art, public speaking, enterprise and essay writing. Each year a variety of musical productions are staged and many students participate in our choir and orchestra.
At Bridgetown College we want what our parents and students want: we want students in our care to achieve their potential and, where possible to achieve excellence before they go on to third level education or employment. We also strive to ensure that our students are healthy and happy.
Bridgetown College aims to provide a holistic educational experience meeting the diverse needs of the community in a positive learning environment.
We encourage all students to realise their full potential and develop a sense of self worth by promoting mutual respect, co-operation and tolerance.
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|Principal||Mr Adrian Power|
|Deputy Principal||Ms Anne Carroll|
|Address||Bridgetown, Co. Wexford, Y35 R628|