Average 4.61 based on 86 teacher ratings
Colette Gaffney is a Modern Foreign Languages teacher at Portmarnock Community School located in Portmarnock, Cavan. When comparing Colette Gaffney's ratings to other teachers in the county of Cavan, Colette Gaffney's ratings are above the average of 4.29 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Portmarnock Community School is 4.33 stars.
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Best teacher for pure learning. She's firm but fair. Thanks to her I make sure never to forget my German.
Great yearhead too, she makes sure there's no shenanigans or tomfoolery about.

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Had her as yearhead. Apparently a good teacher but she has nothing better than than pester students. Trying to get higher in the pecking order to vice principal. Used to do u necessary inspections in the middle of class of students socks and ties.

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Great teacher I still know a lot of German because of her.. but she terrified me , I always checked 100 times making sure I had all the books for her class !!

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Great teacher but seriously strict but gets sounder when you do the homework

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a really good teacher,but if you dont study for your daily tests YOU ARE DEAD

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Have to say, shes the best teacher that ever set foot in that school! Once you get to 5th year, she is as sound as a teacher should be! I think people are forgetting here, shes not your friend! shell

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with out a doubt, the best teacher in our school.

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Only wants to teach honours no personality

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one of the best in the school - makes you work but is ok.

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Tough but sound teacher - learned a lot in her class.

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one of the only good teachers i ever had in 15 years of school. i live in france now, and i often still remember stuff she taught me. terrifying thou

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Inspirational teacher. She's really got the whole thing figured out. She's a nice person, but NOBODY messes with her. She would break you.

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grat teacher

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brill teacher reli knows how ta scare ya!

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Got me higher results than I could have expected. Highly terrifying sometimes but can be sound too.

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is dis ms gaffeney ? if it is she is realli nice outta school !!!

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great teacher! shes mean if you mess but shes ok if your good!

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best teacher in the school tough but very fair,made my exams less stressful.

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Best teacher in the school! makes u work hard but fair.

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Brilliant teacher - makes you work hard but shes fair if you do.

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she is very scarey but a very good teacher cos she teaches me but she is very good she is my yr head

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toughest teacher i ever had but at the same time no other teacher taught me more!!!

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the most brilliant teacher i ever had. got across what she wanted and needed us to learn and very generous with extra classes during 6th year. anyone would be lucky to have her

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Thes best teacher I ever had. She is harsh on lazy students, but they deserve it

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she is a brillant teacher but u really dont forget anythin in er class!!!!!!!!!!!she is a screy women if you dont work hardbut shes lovely outside class(sumtimes)

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Shes scares the life out of me but I have to honestly say she is a fantastic teacher with teaching methods proven to succed,is a lovely person if you show her respect and effort..

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Brill teacher - sound when you work hard.

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i agree that her ability to get results from students speaks for itself but i feel her style and fear approach needs to be addressed as this style does not create a profficient learning zone for all

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left PCS in 97 and she was the best teacher in the school by a mile. very strict but thats what gets the results. amazing dedication. pity more teachers aren't like her. got an A in German as a result

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great teacher - tough but sound.

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Ms.Gaffney is by far the most intimidating person in P.C.S but all in all im glad to have her when it comes to exams!

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good teacher but scares u into learning

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Really good!

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THE GAFFER!! Don't be late for her class on a wed. morning believe me!! Probably the most gifted teacher in the school!! Her class is like boot camp but the results say it all!! Behind the tough exterior is a caring woman. I left the school after 4th year and went to the institute but the german teacher wasn't a patch on her!!! Keep it up Gaffney!! CH

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Great teacher - tough but fair.

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Brilliant teacher - but very frightening at first! Best teacher I had at Portmarnock, but I didn't know it at the time.

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Without a doubt the best teacher I ever had and arguably one of the best teachers around. She is both strict and fair and has an admirable dedication to teaching.

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she scares me but sounds like a deadly teacher i hope i get her nxt year

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Ms Gaffney. Stern, stern but fair.

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Brillian teacher. My French improved no end when I moved into her classs. Only wish I had her ther whole way through

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strict but gets results

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excellent teacher.

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miss plz take back the 5th yr german ta hell wit da pass french!!!we need u!!!! we are all going 2 fail!!!! mz plz plz plz we will fail wit crowly!!!!! plz

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have fun in straford!

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Probably the scariest teacher ever - god help u if u arrived in after the bell - don't bother comin in!! actually quite sound in 6th year - good teacher

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what a woman-she needs to teach a few of the other teachers a thing or two about teaching,best teacher ul ever have,but you only realise this til 6th yr

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1 of the best when it comes to learning i think we should get ride of all the other teachers and just let her teach! at least we'd learn somethin

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As a year head she's terrible. She has no respect for us at all and needs to treat us like adults.There are more important things than appearance and uniform!!!

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An excellent teacher, I'll grant her that but her credibility was constantly undermined by her draconian and authoritarian demeanor.

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Very strict... Bot good teacher.. Mot always fair and gives too much work!!!

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Absolutely no respect for someone who thinks scaring students works. Its a supplement for being a bad teacher. Go back to blanch!!

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great teacher but was they scariest woman in the world. the days she was out were days of celebration

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grrreeeaaatttttt teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A cool teacher, hip and down wit da kidz

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she can teach but needs to tone down the fear aspect How hard must it be to put on those shoes in the morning?!

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in a few years im sure il look back and say thanks but not quite yet. classroom atmosphere = Ausschwitz. Arbeit macht frei!

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german efficiency personnified....

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A true professional at what she does-brilliant!

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The best teacher in the school, very patient and loved by all the students.

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scariest woman in the world but brilliant teacher, thanks!

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savage but scary teacher! (im even scared to say a bad word about her right now) hearing she was absent was better than christmas day!!

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Best teacher eva got me an A!Everyone is so scared of her so dey do their wrk unles dey are v. brave or mayb stupid.. She's the scariest person I know!

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really strict but it works! she beats it into u! prefer her to nu teacher! she is very clear and dedicated!!

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Good teacher but has you living in ultra fear. when the fear eventually leaves your 2 years into college!!!! then you realise you did know german!

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Terrifying is not if even close to how scary she is. she scares me to death. not a good teacher either.expects you to know everything

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i used 2 hate her because she was 2 narky but now she is so sound and she is so helpfull

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so bloody scary but knows how to make you work got a good leavin coz of her if she reads this im still scared of you!!! thanks though!

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a scary but amazing teacher.

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Best teacher ive ever had - very helpful and knows her stuff!!!

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terrifing!!! the only teacher i didnt give cheek to and the only one to get the result outa me!

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She "oozes" authority and demands from everyone but in the end you get the grade u want. Just a stinger if u get her every year

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Fab teacher! really cares how students do.

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Makes you work hard but works hard herself and gets results. The best scary teacher ever!!!

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Creates a learning atmosphere through a classroom run by fear.I hated her when I was there but now as a past pupil look back on her with fondness.A good teacher

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best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!! want her back but make sure u are not l8 4 her class in da mornin!!!!

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scariest teacher ever in the world but brilliant

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Yes she gets great results, but her classes were scary, far too strict, really needs to lighten up!

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super

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The best teacher ever.

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Scariest teacher I've ever had. But also the most amazing teacher. Brilliant!

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really great teacher!!

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defo a deadly teacher....makes us all work hard, and we get the results we want because of it

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great teacher, pity about the strictness

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Excellent teacher - very dedicated.

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she's probably the best teacher i ever had and have continued my studies in her subject because of this

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very good teacher gets the best out of students and makes you work.

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