Engagement of St Raphael’s College Alumni
St Raphael’s College Alumni are engaged with the College, serving on its Parent’s Association, the School’s Main Board, and in voluntary involvement throughout its history. Alumni are a vibrant source of strength to the school and the example set by the success of Alumni across every area of achievement, from sport, science, and business, is a source of pride for all who are connected with the School.
St Raphael’s College operations are funded by the Irish Department of Education. The costs of operating the school are very largely covered in the way. Occasionally however, St Raphael’s School has requirements that despite petitions, remain unfunded.
At the current time, St Raphael’s has one such need that remains unsupported. With this in mind, and in view of the potential long term support that an Alumni Group might provide to St Raphael’s College, a St Raphael’s College Alumni Group has been set up. The initiative governance reports directly to the School Principal and to the Board of the School.
Identification of Alumni
As part of the development of the St Raphael’s College Alumni Network, a number of Alumni have come together to coordinate the identification and locate the whereabouts of our Alumni across the world today. For sure, many St Raphael’s College student remained close to the town of Loughrea for their whole lifetime, but others travelled across the world, settling and often raising families in communities far from Loughrea. We want to bring the St Raphael’s College Community back together again. To do so, we need your help.
Use of Class Photographs
St Raphael’s College has Class graduation photos for the majority of its years of existence. With our first class graduating in 1921, we do not expect there are any graduates of same alive today but as the years get closer to current times, we have high hopes of identifying former students from these photographs. Each Class has a linked page below. Please feel free to submit ideas on who is who in each photo. Over a period of time, we hope to identify every graduate!
Fund Raising Leadership
For each class, we are seeking volunteers to lead the identification and connection with our Alumni. For each Class, we have a Class Lead and a number of Class Representatives. If you are willing to serve in such a capacity for your Class, please email us at email@example.com and we will be in touch with you.
St Raphael’s College Alumni Class Pages
Simply click the year you graduated.
If the Year is not hyperlinked in blue, it means we have yet to find a Class Photo for that particular year. If you are a member of that Graduating Class, or have a relation, family friend, or neighbour from that Class, please ask them if they might have a copy of a Class Photo that they might share with us. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where we do not have a Class Photo for the Year, we will attempt to fill the void with other pictures from the year and surrounding years by including photos of GAA teams and School Shows.