Hi, my name is Johnny Waters. I attended Coláiste Abbáin from 1994 until 1999.I have great memories from there and I made great friends there also to which I still keep in touch with.  My fondest memory would have to be winning an All-Ireland Vocational school football medal. As I am a big GAA fan that was big highlight.  I work now as a self-employed carpenter /supervisor and I am currently working on a project on Kilkenny ,which is an  old listed building that holds an enormous amount of heritage and culture and it demands a lot of care and attention and is very time consuming ,but once it is completed it will be fantastic. To bring a building over 150 years from a rundown derelict state back to its original condition will give me great satisfaction.



A lovely write up by a past student. Fantastic to see our hard working past students doing so well for themselves

Board of Management 2018/19

pol 2018

Following an election at the Parents Association AGM on Thursday 25th September 2018, Martin Smyth will take up the parent representative vacancy on the school's Board of Management. We wish him every success. Thank you to all candidates who went forward for the position.


Dates of Meetings for BOM 2018/19

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018:   The Board of Management (BOM) met on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Click Here for Agreed Report. 
  • Wednesday 7th November 2018        The BOM met on 7th November 2018. Click Here for Agreed Report. 
  • Wednesday 23rd January 2019          The BOM met on 23rd January 2019. Click Here for Agreed Report.
  • Wednesday 6th March 2019             The BOM met on 6th March 2019. Click Here for Agreed Report.
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019                 The BOM met on 8th May 2019. Click Here for Agreed Report.

Child Safeguarding Statement 2018


At the first Board of Management (BOM) meeting (12/09/18) the board ratified the schools Child Safeguarding Statement for the current academic year (2018/19).The BOM is mindful of its legal requirements in this regard.  Click Here to download .

Parent nominee to Board of Management


 Parent nominee to Board of Management

A vacancy has arisen for a parent representative on the school’s Board of Management following the retirement of Ned Whelan who has given outstanding service to the school over the last number of years.

The process for filling the vacancy will be as follows:

  • Your attention is drawn to the Nomination Form (Click Here). This form must be completed in full and returned to Mr John Nolan, Secretary to the Board of Management by 12.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.
  • The list of parents properly nominated will be published below (on the school website in latest news section) no later than Friday, 21 September 2018.
  • Voting will take place by secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) of parents to be held in the school on Thursday, 27 September 2018 beginning at 7.00 p.m.
  • Parents being nominated for the Board vacancy must be in attendance at this A.G.M.
  • All parents being nominated, nominating, seconding or attending the A.G.M. must have a child currently enrolled in the school.


Parents Nominated by aforementioned deadline (19/09/18)

  • Ken McDonald
  • Martin Smyth

Traffic Management


11 September 2018


Traffic Management 

Parents/guardians are asked to note the following points when dropping and collecting students to and from the school:

  • The health and safety of ALL students is of paramount concern and supersedes other aspects of accessibility and convenience in the collection / drop off of students.
  • The rear car park, directly opposite Cullens, is a staff car park only
  • Be mindful that the front school car park is reserved for the use of staff and visitors conducting business with the school. It is not a collection point.
  • Parents are most welcome to use the drop off and collection point but are asked to refrain from parking therein. The bus bay /set down area must be kept clear for the sole use of buses at collection time. It can be used 10 minutes after school finishes. 

The school continues to liaise with officials from the Health and Safety Authority in relation to traffic management in the area of the school.

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Address: Adamstown, Co. Wexford
Phone: 053 924 0564
Fax: 053 924 0836
Email: info@colaisteabbain.ie

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