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Staff

A team of outstanding teachers, complemented by efficient administrative personnel, has been central to the School’s success over the years.

In addition to teaching staff covering the core subjects on the general curriculum, specialist staff are engaged to provide tuition on a range of other subjects and activities.

Many of the staff live on the campus and give readily of their time, both inside and outside the classroom, to organise and participate in many cultural, sporting and leisure activities. These include educational field trips, theatre trips and overseas sports tours.

Their interest in the welfare of the pupils extends beyond the academic to include their personal and individual needs.

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Headmaster

Mr. John D. Rafter, BSc (DIT) BA (Mod) HDipEd (TCD)

Deputy Head

Ms. Louise Marshall, BEd (Hons) (QUB)

Assistant Heads

Academic - Ms. Siobhan Daly, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Pastoral Care - Mr. John Aiken, BA, HDipEd (TCD)

Chaplain

The Reverend Canon Peter Campion, MPhil (TCD), MA (Bishop's, Canada), PGCE (Cantab)

Housemaster / Housemistress

Dean Maguire, BComm (Rhodes), HDipEd (TCD, Desmond House
Rachelle Van Zyl, BComm (Hons), (UNISA). HDipEd (UP), Grace House
David Plummer, BSc (NUI), PGCE (Dunelm), Ivory House
Denise Farrelly, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI), Ivory House
Caroline Brady, BEd (Hons) (TCD), Mercer House
Elizabeth Peoples, Stuart House
Alison Gill, BA (Hons) (Sheffield Hallam), PGCE (UU), Swift House
Cormac UaBruadair, BA (Hons) (UU), HDipEd (TCD), Morgan House
Raymond Mcllreavy, MEd, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD), Bluecoat House
Amy Fitzgerald, BA (Hons) (UL), HDipEd (NUI), Bluecoat House
Niall Mahon, BSc, HDipEd (NUI), Ormonde House

Art, Craft and Design

Catriona Murphy, BDes (Hons), HDipEd (NCAD)
Gillian Lacey, BA (Hons) (NCAD)
Detta Brennan, Dip Fine Arts, Dip ADT (NCAD) Head of Department

French

Amy Fitzgerald, BA (Hons) (UL), HDipEd (NUI)
Annabel Browne, BA (Mod) (TCD), HDipEd (NUI)
Denise Farrelly, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Cara O'Donoghue, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Aileen Polke, BA, HDipEd (NUI)

Spanish

Amy Fitzgerald, BA (Hons) (UL), HDipEd (NUI)
Susan Leahy, BA (Mod) (TCD), HDipEd (NUI)

Geography

Annabel Browne, BA (Mod) (TCD), HDipEd (NUI) Head of Department
Oliver Malone, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Paul O'Donoghue
Michelle Murray, MEd (Mgt) (OU), BA (Special), HDipEd (NUI)
Elizabeth Peoples BA, MA, (UCD), HDipEd (TCD)
Jenny Wilson, BA(Hons), PGDE(NUI)
Rachelle Van Zyl, BComm (Hons), (UNISA). HDipEd (UP)
Emma Ryan, BSc (QTS) (Brunei)

Science

Noel Cunningham, MSc (DCU/QUB), BSc (DCU), HDipEnvirEng (UCC), HDipEd (TCD)
Jane Salter, BSc (Hons) (NUI), HDipEd (TCD)
Ciara Gallagher, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Ciaran O'Connor, MSc (Hons) (QUB), BSc (Hons) (DCU, PGDE (NUI)
Ciaran Whelan, BSc, HDipEd (NUI) Head of Department
Niall Mahon, BSc, HDipEd (NUI)
Dave Plummer BSc (NUI), PGCE (Dunelm)

Physics

Noel Cunningham, MSc (DCU/QUB), BSc (DCU), HDipEnvirEng (UCC), HDipEd (TCD)
Ciara Gallagher, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)

Chemistry

Ciaran O'Connor, MSc (Hons) (QUB), BSc (Hons) (DCU, PGDE (NUI)
David Plummer, BSc (NUI), PGCE (Dunelm)

Agricultural Science

Ciaran Whelan, BSc, HDipEd (NUI)

English

Jerome Devitt, MA (Norwich Vermont), BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Madge Stapleton, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI), PGDipMkt
Denise Farrelly, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Glenda UaBruadair, BA (Hons) (UU), PGCE (St Martin's, Lancs)
Amy McGinn, BA (Hons) (NUI)
Andrew Deacon, BA(Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Melanie Moore, BA (Hons), PGDE (NUI)
Raymond Mcllreavy, MEd, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Sean Molloy

Violin

Christine Meehan

Maths

John Aiken, BA, HDipEd (TCD)
Orla Cummins, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Corina Geraghty BA (Hons) HDip Ed (WUT)
Oliver Malone, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Nicola Swan BA BESS, BSc (Hons), HDip, PGDE
Mark Campion, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD) Head of Department
Ciara Gallagher, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Dean Maguire, BComm (Rhodes), HDipEd (TCD)
Andrew Pomeroy, BA, BAI (Hons), HDipEd (TCD)

Irish

Michelle Murray, MEd (Mgt) (OU), BA (Special), HDipEd (NUI) Head of Department
Fionnuala Ballantyne, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Siobhan Daly, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Melanie Moore, MA,BA(Hons),PGDE(NUI)
Cormac UaBruadair, BA (Hons) (UU), HDipEd (TCD)

History

John Huggard, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD) Head of Department
Fionnuala Ballantyne, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Jerome Devitt, MA (Norwich Vermont), BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Raymond Mcllreavy, MEd, BA (Mod), HDipEd (TCD)
Amy McGinn, BA (Hons) (NUI)
Lorna McGinn, MA, BA (Hons), HDSCG (NUI)

Student Council

Susan Leahy, BA (Mod) (TCD), HDipEd (NUI)

German

Victoria Malcolm, MA (Hons) (St Andrew's), HDipEd (NUI)
Aileen Polke, BA, HDipEd (NUI) Head of Department

Biology

Niall Mahon, BSc, HDipEd (NUI)
Jane Salter, BSc (Hons) (NUI), HDipEd (TCD)

Applied Maths

Noel Cunningham, MSc (DCU/QUB), BSc (DCU), HDipEnvirEng (UCC), HDipEd (TCD)

Physical Education

Emma Ryan, BSc (QTS) (Brunei) Head of Department
Rowland Rixon-Fuller
Matthew Jarvis, BSc (Hons), (Exeter), GPT, QTS

Business Studies

Rachelle Van Zyl, BComm (Hons), (UNISA). HDipEd (UP)
Fiona Ryan, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Yvonne Duggan, BComm, HDipEd (NUI), BSc (Hons) (Middlesex)
Darragh Burke
Dean Maguire, BComm (Rhodes), HDipEd (TCD)
Derek Tucker, BComm (UPE), HDipEd (TCD)
Jean Atkinson, BBS, HDipEd (TCD)
Rebecca Gunn

Economics

Derek Tucker, BComm (UPE), HDipEd (TCD)
Cara O'Donoghue, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)

Home Economics

Caroline Brady, BEd (Hons) (TCD) Head of Department
Alison Gill, BA (Hons) (Sheffield Hallam), PGCE (UU)

Counselling

Susan Tanner, BSc (NUI), HDipEd (TCD), HDCG (UCD)
Pamela Roche, IACP
Marion McGinn, MSc (TCD), BA (Hons) (NUI)

Special Needs Assistant

Michael McKinnon
Marion Duffy
Emma Regan

Information Technology

Dymphna Morris, BA (Hons) (Thomond) DipComp (UL) Head of Department
Sarah Bill BSc (Hons) (DIT)

Special Needs Coorindator

Janet Nelson, MSc (NUI), BA (Mod), HDipEd, DSEN (TCD), Special Education Needs

Enviorment Committee

Ciaran O'Connor, MSc (Hons) (QUB), BSc (Hons) (DCU, PGDE (NUI)

Drama

Kerrie O'Reilly, MA(Hons)(NUI), BA (Hons) (Brunel)

Technical Graphics

Patrick O'Shea, BTechEd (WBT) (NCEA)
Gerald Larkin

Music

Miriam Wright, BMus, HDipEd (NUI) Head of Department
Jenny Wilson
Graham Walsh, BMus (Hons) (NUI), LTCL, Organist

Religious Education

The Reverend Canon Peter Campion, MPhil (TCD), MA (Bishop's, Canada), PGCE (Cantab) Head of Department
Alison Gill, BA (Hons) (Sheffield Hallam), PGCE (UU)
Yvonne Duggan, BComm, HDipEd (NUI), BSc (Hons) (Middlesex)
Emma Ryan
Lizzie Peoples

SPHE

Susan Tanner
Lorna McGinn
Alison Gill, BA (Hons) (Sheffield Hallam), PGCE (UU)
Yvonne Duggan, BComm, HDipEd (NUI), BSc (Hons) (Middlesex)

Woodwind

Lisa Cunningham, MMusPerf (DCU/RIAM), BMusEd (TCD), GRIAM, GradDipMusPerf

ICT Technician

Mark Deane

School Nurse

Ross Garrett
Kathy Sutton
Jane Newell

Percussion

David Hardy, BA (NUI)
Jonathan Healy, MA, BA (Hons) (NUI), LLCM

School Librarian

Joan Kelly, BA, HDLIS (NUI), Librarian

Choral Director

Helen Roycroft, BA (Mod) (TCD), Dip PRII, Director Chapel Choir

Resource

Martina Peyton, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI), DSEN (TCD)
Jenny Wilson

Duty

Joseph Halpin
Elena Revyakina
Nicola Swan
Jenny Wilson, BA(Hons), PGDE(NUI)
Derek Tucker, BComm (UPE), HDipEd (TCD)
Fiona Ryan, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Gillian Lacey, BA (Hons) (NCAD)
Jean Atkinson, BBS, HDipEd (TCD)
Brian O'Rourke, DipMkt

CSPE

Fiona Ryan, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Derek Tucker, BComm (UPE), HDipEd (TCD)

Accounting

Jean Atkinson, BBS, HDipEd (TCD)

Extra English

Rebecca Gunn
Cara Sothern, BA (Mod) (TCD)

School Archivist

Andrew Whiteside