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Coláiste Éanna CBS is a Catholic Secondary School for boys in Ballyroan, County Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1957 by the Christian Brothers, to serve the needs of Ballyroan and adjacent parishes. It now has over 1000 pupils, and a staff of around 50. The school is administered by a Board of Management. The Christian Brothers remain Trustees of the school. The Congregation of Christian Brothers is a Catholic lay order founded at Waterford, Ireland in 1802 by Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice.
The school operates 6 formal years of teaching from 1st to 6th year including a Transition Year in 4th Year. Every year is divided up into 3 or 4 classes with a maximum of 30 students per class. A wide range of diverse subjects are taught in the school including Irish, English, French, Spanish, Economics, Business, Accounting, Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, PE, Woodwork, Technical Graphics, Design and Communication Graphics, Computer Studies, SPHE, Religion and Art.
Coláiste Éanna is a college of the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC) and the school is included in the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Education (DEIS) scheme. In addition to the second level provision for girls and boys the school provides courses such as the Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme (VTOS), the Back to Education Initiative, and community literacy schemes.
There is provision for Irish at second level and also as part of a training course for special needs assistants from the local primary schools. This course is a Further Education and Training Awards Council course and is offered at level four.
Famous past pupils
- Sean Hughes - Comedian, Television presenter
- George Lee - Economics correspondent for RTÉ
- Paul McGinley - Professional golfer
- Pádraig Harrington - Professional golfer
- Colin Moran - Dublin footballer
- Niall Mellon - Entrepreneur
- Dave Mooney - Professional footballer
- Philip Cairns - Abduction victim
- Paul Ryan - Dublin hurler