Academic Excellence

Proud Academic Record

There is a strong focus on academic excellence at Rathkeale College. All students are expected, assisted and encouraged to develop a passion for learning, to set personal goals and to monitor and evaluate their own progress.

The school is seeking to build upon its history of academic excellence by fostering a stimulating learning environment which features:

  • a conscious effort to limit class sizes (maximum 25, average 15).
  • enthusiastic and highly qualified specialist teachers.
  • streamed English and Mathematics NCEA classes.
  • accelerated and extension programmes to provide academic challenge.
  • individual attention paid to specific learning needs.
  • ongoing monitoring and regular reporting of students’ progress and performance.
  • academic results which greatly exceed those of comparable schools.