In advance of the re-opening of Carndonagh Community School, pupils and parents / guardians can find all COVID-19 related updates at the link below. Updates will be posted in chronological order with the most recent update appearing at the top.
UPDATED 25th SEPTEMBER 2020
Due to the ongoing efforts to manage a re-opening of school for all pupils, it has been necessary to amend the return to school schedule. Of paramount concern is the safety of all pupils and staff and it is essential that all pupils and parents / guardians understand the significant changes to the school’s operating systems and structures, and their responsibilities to co-operate with the revised protocols.
School transition programmes do happen in a lot of schools during a normal year but 2020 has proved far from normal. This website should help young people to get a bit more ready for secondary and hopefully explain a lot of the things they want to know. There may also be a few things they haven’t thought about...
Third Space is a project supported through €3.99m of EU funding under the European Union's Peace IV programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB, www.seupb.eu).
We are very fortunate to have the Third Space Project on board again this year. The team delivered a successful programme last year with all our TY students and focused on areas such as Teamwork, Healthy Lifestyles, Personal Developmemt, Prejudice and Discrimination, video production etc. The team developed a close bond with all the students and they became an added feature to CCS.
PLEASE NOTE: It may not be possible to complete the forms on a mobile phone as Microsoft Word is required. It will be necessary to click "Enable Editing" (top of documents) in order to make them accessible. This is also the case for printing.
Important Info - Book Lists, Bookshop & Book Grant Forms
Art Packs can be purchased in the school in September. There is no need to contact Tara Art Supplies directly.
FIRST YEAR Book List (Updated 23rd July)
SECOND YEAR Book List (Updated 7th July)
THIRD YEAR Book List (Updated 25th May)
SECOND YEAR NOTICE
MATHS: - If doing Ordinary Level you still need the 1st Year Book: Classes will be assigned as Higher / Ordinary in September, so don't need to buy Honours book until certain.
GAEILGE: Don't need to buy Higher or Ordinary book until Autumn when you are sure of your Level: If sure of Level, you can buy book.
FIFTH YEAR Book List (Updated 7th July)
SIXTH YEAR Book List (Updated 22nd May)
Book Grant Forms
FIFTH YEAR SUBJECT CHOICE NOTICE
The 5th Year Book List was posted on the school Website to allow pupils identify the texts for the core subjects. The 5th Year Subject Choice outcomes have been posted directly to each pupil informing them of their subjects and you should receive these on Wednesday 13 May. A number of pupils had to be contacted to return the Choice Forms which delayed the processing. A further analysis was conducted to try and maximise the choice outcomes for the pupils. The success ratio for satisfying the pupils choices is: 156 out of the 165 students have been awarded their first 4 preferences. 9 didn't get their 4th choice subject. The 9 pupils were contacted by telephone on Friday/Saturday to discuss their 4th Option. So if a parent didn't get a call on Friday or Saturday then their child has got all 4 of the choices which they put down in March.
Please see links below for important information regarding Calculated Grades for Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students : (1) Getting my Calculated Grades: A Guide for Students; (2) Access Calculated Grades Student Portal
CLOSING DATE: Calculated Grades Student Portal Access will close at 4pm on Monday 27 July.
The following link provides a brief guide to the data collection, national standardisation, and quality assurance processes in the Calculated Grades system:
Last week’s announcement by Minister Foley regarding the re-opening of the Portal, and information regarding the date of release of the Calculated Grades results, can be found here:
A Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment was carried out in December 2019.
School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.