Parents of boarders must opt for:

  • Full 7 day boarding or
  • Weekly 5 day boarding

Request to change from boarding to day-pupil status or vice versa must be given at least a term in advance.

Boys’ Residence Booklet

Weekend Activities for 7-Day Boarders

  • BOARDERS – The school acts in the place of parent for boarders so they may not leave the school at any time without permission and they must report out and report in as appropriate. During the school week sixth form boarders may be granted leave-out permission to shop or town. Only in exceptional circumstances will boarders be granted leave-out in the evenings.
About boarders

Messages for boarding staff should go to . Each boarder MUST be ‘signed-out’ by the adult designated to collect him or her with the teacher-on-duty. Standard leave-out arrangements, as above, are listed by prefects on Thursday evening and checked by staff. Requests for any variation from this must be made to the school office not later than 4.00 p.m. on that Thursday. Parents of boarders should remember that written permission is required in the case of pupils who are going to spend a weekend with a friend and the school accepts no responsibility once a pupil has left the school premises for a weekend. The parent or adult friend taking the pupil out must ‘sign-out’ that pupil and take full responsibility for the pupil as set out here.

Leave out on Fridays from 4.15 PM. or at 9.00 P.M.

Boarders are to return before 9.00p.m. each Sunday night and all must report for roll call in their respective houses. If a boarder is unable to return on Sunday night a parent or guardian must telephone the teacher on duty at 023-8841713 or (086) 4036301, email before 8.30p.m. to indicate absence and an expected day/time of return.

School Offers

The school offers weekly (5 day) and full (7 day) boarding for boys and girls. Each year we welcome some 130 boarders equally appointed to our girls residence at RICHMOUNT HOUSE and our boys residence at ROUNDHILL HOUSE.

The school is 1km from Bandon town, 30km from Cork Airport and has a good connection with Dublin Airport

The comfortable, bright and recently refurbished dormitories take between 4 and 6 students each to enable a healthy balance between individual spaces and the sharing that builds strong friendships. Modern and well maintained bathroom and recreational facilities are provided in each house.

Friendly boarding staff

Friendly boarding staff led by Ms Audrey O’Riordan and assisted by Night Staff, Matrons, Nurse, Chaplain, Guidance Counsellor and Coaches. An exciting weekend programme for 7 day boarders contributes much to the lively and happy experience of students. Boys and Girls join together for meals in our spacious modern Dining Hall where choice, quality and flavour are our catering motto. Events include: Film & Pizza nights, Christmas Dinner, Carol Singing, BBQ etc. Boarders join with day students for lessons and after school activities.

Boarders Timetable (These times may change slightly from year to year)

Timetable: Junior & Senior Boarder
  • 7:30 – 7.45 a.m.
Get up & shower
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 – 11.00 a.m.
  • 11:00 – 11.20 a.m.
Morning break
  • 11:20 – 12.40
  • 12:40 – 1.20 OR 1:20 – 2:00
  • 1:20 OR 2:00 – 4.00 p.m.
  • 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
Activities & Sport
  • 5.45 p.m.
Evening Meal and Free time
  • 6.30 – 7.45 p.m.
First Prep (Homework)
  • 7.45 – 8.00 p.m.
Break for a snack
  • 8.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Second Prep
Junior Boarders
·         9.00 – 9.45 p.m. Dormitories and Recreation Time
·         10.00 p.m. Lights out
Senior Boarders
·         9.00 – 9.45 p.m. Third Prep
·         9.45 – 10.30 p.m. Dormitories and Recreation time
·         10.30 p.m. Lights Out

Activities available for boarders include Drama, Debating, Chess, Choir, Music Lessons, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics, Cross-Country Running, Cricket, Gymnasium and Indoor Sports Arena, good Wifi Access and a Bespoke I.T. System.