CDETB in Partnership with Educate Together

Message from the Principal

I am very honoured to be appointed Principal of the vibrant Clonturk Community College. Our college is a co-educational post-primary school under the patronage of CDETB with Educate Together as trustee partners.

I am passionate about education and its ability to develop and transform young people into wise, mindful young adults. I have a clear vision for our college which allows us to achieve this through outstanding and responsive teaching. Based on student-centred learning and a warm, welcoming environment, all members will experience a real sense of active participation and belonging. Students will work together in partnership with our teachers in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Clonturk CC is a 21st Century school which embraces and combines the best of technology, alongside the proven and effective traditional teaching methods. As Principal, I will ensure that Clonturk CC strives for the highest academic standards, yet these are built on the foundation of exceptional pastoral care structures. Our learners are safe and respected in school, which then allows them to flourish thus reaching their full potential. Part of our roles as teachers will be to support our students to become active citizens as they strive towards meaningful engagement with the Clonturk community.

We encourage the development of 21st Century learning skills, allowing learners to take ownership of their learning; to explore, enquire and direct their own learning experiences. All our learning practices are facilitated by a team of passionate and dedicated teachers. Our school provides technology-enhanced learning environments, as we aspire to be a Digital School. Learners will use iPads and other technologies in the classroom on a daily basis, allowing us to build the school of the future, now.

During its infancy, Clonturk Community College will co-locate with Plunket College, eventually settling roots on this extensive campus which will accommodate all of our academic and extra-curricular needs.

We are committed to developing an excellent school where students are happy, proud, ambitious and involved.

Biography

Wesleigh O’Hagan graduated with first class honours from UCD when undertaking her

Postgraduate Certificate in Education at UCD. In the same year, she was also awarded a Gold

Medal by the UCD Women’s Bursary for her academic excellence during her teaching studies.

In addition, Wesleigh holds a first class honours in Accounting and Finance, and completed a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Wesleigh is a Fellow Chartered Accountant having previously worked as a tax consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has also held the position of chairperson to the BSTAI and has corrected for the State Exams commission in the Leaving Certificate.

During her time in Donabate Community College, Wesleigh held the positions of Programme Coordinator (TY, LCA, LCVP) Year Head, State Exams Secretary, School Development Planning Co-ordinator and Deputy Principal.