Colaiste Sliabh na mBan

About Us

Coláiste Sliabh na mBan (formerly known as St. Joseph’s School) is an open residential centre, owned and managed by the TUSLA, for boys between the ages of ten and seventeen.  In June 2007, the responsibility for the provision of education at St. Joseph’s School was transferred from the Department of Education to South Tipperary VEC (now Tipperary ETB). The centre, through comprehensive policies of care, education and control, aims to provide a safe environment for young boys whose diverse needs have not been met for a variety of reasons.Within this framework St. Joseph’s School has developed programmes and procedures which are designed to facilitate the achievement of these objectives. The centre actively involves the children and their families as well as a dedicated and professional multi skilled staff team in the achievement of these goals.


Mission, Vision & Aims

Our ethos is to nurture all through a spirit of inclusion, tolerance and promotion of individual self-growth.  We value and respect each individual.


Programmes Available

Junior Certificate Junior Certificate Schools Programme
Junior Cycle Student Award Transition Year
Leaving Certificate Leaving Certificate Applied
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Post Leaving Certificate Courses

Subjects Available to First Year – Examination Subjects

Irish English Music
Materials Technology Wood History Art
Information Technology Home Economics Geography
Civic Social & Political Education Materials Technology Metal Mathematics

Non Examination Subjects

Physical Education Social Personal & Health Education Horticulture
Religion Pottery

Extra Curricular Activities

Sports Hurling Rugby
Basketball Soccer
Other Activities Drama Annual musical
Music Choir
Board games After school club
After school supervised study Outings
Cultural events

Contact Details

St. Joseph’s School

School Address: Ferryhouse,
Co. Tipperary.
School Contacts: Anthony Kearins (Principal)
Brian Looney (Deputy Principal)
Contact Telephone: 0035352-6183000
Fax: 0035352-6121399
School Roll Number:
Current Enrolment Figures:   Capped at 35 students



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