Welcome To Our School
Mr. Patrick Mc Ardle
Welcome to the Beech Hill College Website. I am delighted that you have clicked on www.bhc.ie I now hope you will browse through the pages and discover for yourself the exciting range of activities and courses on offer at our school and that you will find the website both interesting and informative.
As a school our mission is to provide the best possible education for all of our students, this will enable them to make the most of their particular talents and aptitudes. The management and teachers ensure that this objective is achieved in an environment where students feel safe and happy. It is our belief that when students feel cared for the quality of teaching and learning will be enhanced ensuring students are stimulated, challenged and reach their potential in education.
Personal attention is given to each student in Beech Hill College. The results achieved in examinations and the subsequent progression of our students to further education or the world of work is a source of satisfaction to us all. The management of the College recognises the key role played by parents and guardians in any child’s education. Consequently it maintains close links with parents and guardians through the College Journal, Home-School-Community Liaison Scheme, Parents’ Council, regular information evenings and parent teacher meetings.
I hope that through this website a link could be created with our past pupils who would regularly “click on” to keep up to date with what is happening in their old “Alma Mater”.
When the Beech Hill Nursing Home was advertised for sale in September 1972 County Monaghan VEC identified the site as an ideal location for a second level school. The Vocational School located on a four acre site in the Glen Road did not have sufficient room for the increasing enrolment numbers of the time. The seventeen acre site at Beech Hill was purchased for £50,000 in October 1972 and the transfer from the Glen Road to Beech Hill College was completed in September 1979.
Since its inception, the College has provided a very comprehensive education for thousands of students from the catchment area and beyond. Past pupils are esteemed members of all the professions. They have contributed greatly to the economic revival of our country either in a professional capacity or as entrepreneurs who generate employment and thus create wealth.
During that time our country has come through a period of great change. Immigration has replaced emigration. There are now no barriers to educational advancement. Opportunities abound for those students with ambition. Beech Hill College has responded to those challenges. In 1979 the College offered the Intermediate Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Secretarial Courses. Today the courses on offer include the Junior Certificate, Junior Certificate School Programme, Transition Year Programme, Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, and programmes for students with special educational needs. Beech Hill College is also part of a School Completion Programme consortium.
At school today, students speak many different languages and come from countries in all over the European Union. Students participate in games and athletics, poetry and short story writing, quizzes, public speaking and debating as well as art competitions. Each year the Transition year students perform a musical or drama to packed audiences. The fact that Beech Hill College students regularly feature as award winners ranks not only as an expression of their own abilities but it is also is a tribute to those teachers who provide the encouragement and stimulation needed to identify that innate talent.
“We don’t remember days we remember moments.” (Cesare Pavese)
Beech Hill College is an all-inclusive, co-educational, democratically administered second level College under Cavan & Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB).
We provide a quality learning environment within which our students can achieve their full potential as competent citizens in today’s modern society.
Our students participate in comprehensive courses of study incorporating both formal and informal curricular activities in a safe and caring environment.
We are committed to a partnership role within our wider community involving a mutual exchange of resources and expertise.
Our students are challenged and engaged to stimulate and promote their intellectual, moral, emotional, spiritual, social and physical development. In Beech Hill College we encourage every student to…..
“Be the best you can be”