CBS Thurles Secondary School 

                  Scoil na mBráithre Críostaí Durlas


 "Promoting full personal and social developement in caring Christian communities of learning and teaching." Edmund Rice Schools Trust.

Principal’s Welcome


As the new Academic year begins, staff and students in the school are returning to some new changes.  Mr. Tiernan O'Donnell has been seconded by JCT in a Whole School Support capacity and Ms. Kathryn O'Brien who has been Deputy Principal for the past year is now taking over as Acting Principal of the School. 

Welcome to the Thurles CBS website and indeed to our new school year.It was a busy summer at the school and while the gates were closed the work continued as we prepared for 2018/19. We were fortunate to have received government funding to build three extra classrooms and upgrade our sports facilities in July. Then in August of course our class of 2018 passed through collecting some our best leaving cert results and setting a great benchmark for the year ahead in the classroom.

We are deeply proud of them and look forward to watching them blossom away for the CBS and indeed Thurles in the years ahead.We promote a pastoral approach here at the CBS and our duty of care is part of the teaching DNA here in Thurles and there is no success without the student being at the heart of everything we do. Against this backdrop our school in 2018 has never been better set to support the needs and ambitions of the student. It is great to cherish our unique and long tradition in the classroom, on the sports field or on the stage but our absolute focus now is about the students we have today and how to optimise their potential and ensure a fulfilling school experience.It is not something we take lightly and we will work very closely with parents to make sure the inevitable changes that one can expect over the years of secondary school are as frictionless as possible.As a teaching team we continuously re-invest our efforts with and for the students.

What worked last year may not work this year and we listen to our students and stay abreast of change.This is something we cherish and we look forward to nurturing all our young ones to their full potential academically and socially over the coming years.In summary it is with humility and enthusiasm I take on the challenge of principal in 2018 /19. 

We are blessed to have a team of teachers and staff that are unerring in their commitment and energy for their students. I know our website will give you insights into the school but should you wish for any further detail then please reach out to us or make an appointment to come and see us. Our gates are always open! 

Kathryn O'Brien

Acting Principal



Monday, September 21, 2020