In F.C.J. Bunclody we strive to combine the best traditions of our past with a progressive policy in the present and we believe that we are well equipped in human and material resources to face the future. We have dedicated, committed staff and excellent specialist facilities which include :
Concert Hall & Music Rooms / Computer Room / ePortal throughout the school / Geography & History Rooms / R.E. Room / S.E.N. Learning Centre / Guidance & Counselling Offices / Tuition Rooms – small groups / Language Laboratory
Dean Rooms / Sports Hall / All-Weather Pitch / Two Home Economics Rooms / Tennis/Basketball Courts / Study Hall – Library / Three Grass Pitches
Five Laboratories – Agricultural Science / Biology / Chemistry / J.C. Science / Physics
Specialist Rooms for Art (with Kiln Room) / Construction Studies / Design & Communications Graphics / Engineering / Materials Technology Wood / Technical Graphics / Technology
Students of 3rd, 5th & 6th Year may avail of two hours of supervised study each evening, Monday – Friday. There is a charge for heating, etc. Supervised Study for 6th Years is provided on Saturdays from October onwards and during mid-term breaks and Easter holidays at no cost to students. 5th & 6th Year “Study Skills” seminars are held annually.
BUILDINGS at F.C.J. SECONDARY SCHOOL BUNCLODY
Today, the Concert Hall, Geography & R.E. Rooms are the oldest buildings on the campus. They were built by the F.C.J. Society in 1964. St. Bridgid’s, which is the 1st Year area and includes the Agricultural Science Laboratory, was completed in 1969 and was also funded by the F.C.J.’s. The D.E.S. provided four prefab classrooms in this section of the Campus when the St. Victoire Building was erected. Later this year we will have four new classrooms – two attached to the d’Houët Building and the other two attached to the St. Victoire Building.
St. Aidan’s – the Construction Studies and Engineering Rooms, were erected in 1998, and funded by the F.C.J. Order.
In January 2003 work started on the d’Houët Building, which was built on the site of the Boarding School Building. This project was financed by the F.C.J. Order and consists of 5 classrooms, a Study Hall, Technical Graphics Room, Toilets, Resource Room, office, storage and electrical facilities. The building is named in honour of the Foundress of the F.C.J. Order, the Venerable Marie Madeleine Victoire de Bengy de Bonnault d’Houët and was opened in November 2003.
St. Patrick’s – the red brick building, opened in 1986, and now provides Classrooms, Cloakrooms, Offices, Computer Room, Biology & Physics Laboratories, Sports Hall, Language Laboratory, Art Room, Music Rooms, Domestic Science Kitchen & Sewing Room. In June 1986 the boarding school closed after 125 years and the dormitories, refectory, etc. in the Grey Building were converted for school use. This continued until the opening of the St. Victoire Building in 2003 when the Grey Building was demolished.
Work on the site of the St. Victoire’s Building started in September 2001. Classes moved into the new building in January 2003. This extension replaced the Boarding School (Grey) Building – Built in 1894 – which was demolished in January 2003. It is joined to the existing buildings by covered walkways. St. Victoire’s has accommodation for the following : classrooms, Staff rooms, offices, canteen, resource room, and Specialist Rooms for Technology, Chemistry, M.T. Wood, D.C.G., & Physics.