Posts by :

Applications for a place in 1st Year in CPC in September 2018

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday next 20th, October 2017 at 4pm.

Please ensure that your application is in before this deadline.

If you have any questions please contact the school office at (045)481524 or cpc.ias@eircom.net.

The Admissions Policy and Application Form are available in the following sections of the school website – DOWNLOADS and PARENTS (RESOURCES).


TY Equine Studies – Jockey (Shane Foley) Visit In

Shane Foley, a leading flat jockey, recently visited CPC to meet 4D as part of the TY Equine Studies module. Shane gave an interesting talk – which the students learned a lot from. There was a wide-ranging discussion about many issues and the students got to put questions to Shane.

Shane explained about his life as a jockey and his routine throughout the year. He told us about how he got into the racing industry and became a jockey … and how he landed his first classic at the Curragh last year. He explained how he travels around the world to ride in races. He also outlined how he maintains his weight and fitness.

It was a great learning opportunity and an enjoyable experience. A big thanks to Shane for taking the time to visit our school and we wish him well for the future.

TY Economics – Local Politician (Suzanne Doyle) Visit In

4B recently welcomed Suzanne Doyle as part of the Economics module. Suzanne is a past pupil of CPC and is a member of Kildare County Council.

There was a discussion about a number of issues (with a focus on economic matters) and Suzanne made an effort to engage with the students. The students had an opportunity to ask questions. It was useful to hear Suzanne’s views given her experience in local politics. It was also interesting to hear a little about Budget 2018 (which is being announced tomorrow).

It was a really useful learning opportunity and a worthwhile experience. We’d like to say thanks to Suzanne for taking time to visit our school and educate our TY students. We wish her well for the future.

Exam Prefects 2017-18


Congratulations to the Cross & Passion Exam Prefects for 2017/18.

Back: Kieva Leslie, Sadhbh O’ Hanlon, Amelia Hennigan, Finn Kerrins, Isobel Monaghan

Middle: Leanne Clifford, Faye McCann, Evan Smith, Jordan Fortune, Philippa Wall, Jade Keogh, Finn Harney, Amy Scanlon

Front: Stephanie Llanes, Mary-Kate Langan, Lauren Jones, Leah O’Sullivan, Abigail Murray

Missing: Amy Murphy

Best of luck for the coming year!

LCVP – Mairead Fleming (CV & Interview) Visit In

Mairead Fleming, Managing Director of Ascension Executive Recruitment, recently visited CPC to meet the 5th Year LCVP class. It was a fascinating talk and it provided the students with a fantastic learning opportunity. Mairead discussed her own background and explained how she became involved in the world of recruitment.

The students were provided with expert advice about how to put together a good CV and Cover Letter. They also learned about how to prepare for an interview … by discussing the typical questions to expect at an interview and how to be ready for them. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and some did engage with Mairead about various issues. Arising out of this visit, the students will prepare their own CV and Cover Letter. They will be interviewed too which will also be a really worthwhile experience.

The students are very fortunate to have received Mairead’s advice – it enhanced their learning in LCVP. They picked up a lot to assist them in preparation for the world of work and it will undoubtedly stand to them as they prepare to leave school and begin planning a career. This was a memorable learning experience and we are very grateful to Mairead for visiting our school and sharing her expertise with us. We look forward to welcoming her back to CPC for the interviews in the weeks ahead.

TY Equine Studies – Journalist (Niall Cronin) Visit In

Niall Cronin, a sports journalist with The Herald, recently visited CPC to meet 4D as part of the Equine Studies module. He also does some work for Boylesports and the local press (the Nationalist).

Niall spoke to the students at length about the work of a journalist – he outlined the rewards and challenges of the profession. It was fascinating to listen to him talk about some of the stories he has covered. There was an interesting discussion about journalism in general and the students had the opportunity to ask questions.

It was a great learning experience for the TY students – they got a genuine insight into the world of journalism. Niall advised the students in relation to pursuing a career in this area – he explained the pros and cons of it – but overall he made it sound like an exciting job.

We’d like to thank Niall for visiting our school and helping to educate our students.

German Club


Welcome to our Deutsch Klub 2017/18. This a German club exclusively for 1st Years of Cross and Passion College run by the 6th Year German prefects to help students learn German through fun and games. It takes place every Wednesday during lunchtime at 1.30pm in Classroom 7.

Kommt vorbei fuer Spiel und Spass!


Danke! To our 6th Year prefects

Hinter: Gerald, Amy, Avril, Cathal, Roisin, Fiachra, Molly, Lisa, Robbie

Vorne: Sophie, Elise, Taylor, Cleome


TY Equine Studies – RACE Visit In

4D recently visited RACE (Racing Academy and Centre of Education) in Kildare as part of their Equine Studies module. Established in 1973, it is the training centre for apprentice jockeys.

The students got to look around the facilities there and had the opportunity to ask questions. Paul Keane (Sales & Marketing Manager) explained the operations of RACE and outlined the courses offered there.

Thanks to Paul for what was an enjoyable experience and a worthwhile learning opportunity for the students.

TY Economics – Sean O’Fearghail (TD & Ceann Comhairle) Visit In

Sean O’Fearghail TD recently visited CPC to meet 4B as part of the TY Economics module. Sean represents the Kildare South constituency in Dail Eireann – where he has served as a TD since 2002. He is the Ceann Comhairle of the current Dail and is the first person directly elected to that position by the members.

Prior to becoming a TD, Sean served as a Senator and a County Councillor (he was a member of Kildare County Council before moving into national politics).

It was a great learning experience for the students. There was a wide-ranging discussion and the students had the opportunity to engage with Sean and ask questions. It was informative to explore the economic issues in Ireland and develop a better understanding of the current economic situation. The issues discussed included Brexit, the housing crisis, the welfare system and the situation regarding refugees in Ireland. It was particularly interesting, with Budget 2018 coming up in a few weeks time, to explore the options that the Government has in relation to revenue and expenditure measures.

We’d like to thank Sean for taking the time to visit the school and meet our TY students. We wish him well for the future.

LCVP – Paddy O’Connor (Cara Projects) Visit In

Paddy O’Connor of Cara Projects once again visited CPC to meet the 5A students (the 5th Year LCVP class). He described the work carried out by his charity in Kenya. It was very interesting to learn about this charity and it was fascinating to find out how this project got off the ground and stays going.

The theme of the talk was enterprise and it provided the students with a useful insight into the innovation and creativity required to set up and manage a charity. As usual, it was a talk full of passion and enthusiasm. We heard inspiring stories about some of the children that the charity has helped. It was a great learning opportunity for the students to meet and engage with Paddy.

We are very grateful for the visit and we wish Cara Projects well with it’s fine work (helping lots of vulnerable women in Kenya) into the future.