Date: 4th November 2020

  1. The Board extend their best wishes to Bernie Curran on her retirement and thank her for her service.
  2. The Board meeting focused on the facilitation and promotion of relevant courses.
  3. Board discussed the expansion of College marketing and promotion methods.
  4. A survey of local employers and Community groups will take place in the coming months to identify local education and training requirements.
  5. The Board reviewed and ratified the following Policies: Admission Policy (MSLETB), Attendance & Participation Policy, Course Fees & Refund Policy, Child Safeguarding Statement & Risk Assessment.
  6. Repairs to the roof of the main building will commence in the coming months.
  7. New Board members to participate in Children First Training (online).
  8. VTOS attendance since the commencement of the academic year has been consistently averaging in excess of 80% (a blend of both online and onsite classes).



Date: 27th February 2020

  1. Welcome extended to all new members of the BOM.
  2. Congratulations extended to Board member Nicole McGowan on the birth of her baby.
  3. College policies were reviewed and ratified by the BOM.
  4. The Child Protection Oversight Report was presented and no issues.
  5. Board members provided suggestions for upcoming courses.
  6. BOM complemented the Staff and Student Council on works completed and achievements to date.



Date: 19th December 2019

  1. Welcome extended to all new members of the BOM.
  2. Thanks extended to the outgoing members of the BOM and their time and commitment.
  3. Election of Dara Mulvey as Chairperson to the BOM for 2019-2020.
  4. Nomination of the BOM Community Representatives nominees.
  5. Child Protection oversight Report was presented to the Board.



Date: 4th July 2019

  1. Condolences were extended to the Gormley family on the recent bereavement of Margaret and acknowledged the hard work and dedication and support carried out by Margaret during her time on the Board at NCC.
  2. A successful graduation took place on Thursday 30th Congratulations and well done to the graduates and their families. And also, to the staff of NCC for their hard work in getting the students to graduation.
  3. The Student Council organised an unveiling of a plaque and bench in memory of Kathleen Reilly – Kathleen’s family attended the ceremony on Friday 24th
  4. Child Protection Policy, Guidelines for Disciplinary Procedures and Substance Misuse policy were reviewed and approved.
  5. The Board members were acknowledged for their role and contribution as representatives on the BOM for the past year and, for some, for the past five years.
  6. VTOS attendance is 92%.



Date: 6th March 2019

  1. The work and activities organised by the Student Council was acknowledged.
  2. Deputy Principal was acknowledged on all the hard work involved in the application for the ERASMUS+ program. A second application for Barcelona has been submitted.
  3. The students and teachers who were involved in the ERASMUS+ program to Vienna were thanked for their participation.
  4. Open evening will take place on Thursday 7th March at 7pm.
  5. Graduation will take place on Thursday 30th May at 7pm in Ballymote.
  6. Courses for 2019 – 2020 are now ‘live’.
  7. Two new courses in Equine Studies and Horsemanship (Level 5) and Horsemanship (Level 6) will commence in September 2019. There are also new developments in the Beauty Therapy course with new Diploma in Spa Treatments and Certificates in Microdermabrasion and Laser & IPL.
  8. VTOS attendance is 93% .