STEERING Committee members involved in the amalgamation of Presentation College and Scoil Bhríde, Tuam, from front: Gearoid Leen, Scoil Bhríde Principal; Catherine Murphy, Deputy Principal Scoil Bhríde; Frank Smith, Chairperson; Neasa Cosgrove, Presentation College Principal; and Sean McGrath, Presentation College Deputy Principal. Back: John McCormack (CEIST), Jean McMahon, teacher, Scoil Bhríde; Ollie Higgins, Presentation College parent; Bridget Collins, teacher, Presentation College; Charlie Kelly, Presentation College BoM Chairperson; and Helen Deignan, Scoil Bhride, parent. Missing from photo Siobhan Quinn (BoM chairperson, Scoil Bhride). Photo: Jacinta Fahy Photography

High Cross College is unveiled

New amalgamated co-ed school in Tuam is named

TUAM’s new amalgamated co-educational secondary school, that will commence across two campuses in the town from next September, has been formally announced as High Cross College.

The amalgamation of Presentation College and Scoil Bhríde girls’ schools, which will accept boys from September, was announced earlier this year by patron of both schools, CEIST, following approval by the Department of Education.

A Steering Committee was set up last month, involving the two school principals and deputy principals, representatives of staff, parents and boards of management, with its first task to name the new school.

Students, parents and staff of both schools were invited to submit suggestions with a shortlist of four put forward for a vote, the deadline for which closed on Monday.

The four suggestions were: Árd Rí College, Coláiste Dochais, College of the Assumption and High Cross College, with the latter receiving most votes…

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