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ONE GOOD SCHOOL (JIGSAW COURSE) - Self-Care for Parents & Guardians

Jigsaw2018As part of our involvement in Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative, parents/guardians are invited to complete an online 'Self-Care for Parents' course. The One Good School initiative aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. A link to the course can be found below. The course can only be completed on a computer/laptop. The closing date is 5pm Friday, 18th December 2020. Thank you for taking the time to complete this course.

'Self-Care for Parents' course link:

NOTICE RE: ViraPro Hand Sanitiser PCS100409

Advisory Note for Parents:
The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine issued a product recall notice on ViraPro hand sanitiser PCS100409.
We can confirm that Carndonagh Community School has not purchased or used this product.

World Mental Health Day 2020 - 10th October

On Friday, 9th October, members of the Student Council introduced CCS to World Mental Health Day 2020. While current restrictions in the school curbed the schedule somewhat, it's clear that mental health support in schools and the wider community has never been more relevant. The Student Council began the day with an intercom address to pupils and staff.

Click the image below to listen...

World Mental Health Day

COVID-19 Updates (25th September 2020)

COVID 19 Coronavirus UpdateUpdated 25th September 2020

The following links provide important information for pupils and parents / guardians on returning to school in August / September.  

25th September - pdfHealth & Safety Control of COVID-19

7th September - Back to School 2020 Information Video

5th September - Back to School - Principal's Address (video)

3rd September - pdfLeaving Cert Results Day / Calculated Grades (7th September)

31st August - pdfCanteen Menu / Price List


28th August -

pdfMasks & Face Coverings

pdfSchools Pathway for Covid-19 - the Public Health approach

27th August - pdfCOVID-19 Advice for Parents (HSE)

26th August - pdfAdvice RE: Cashless Systems

25th August - pdfLetter RE: School Transport / Leaving Cert 2021

19th August - 

pdfPrincipal's Letter to Parents / Guardians

pdfOrganisational and Structural Adjustments at Carndonagh CS

pdfCarndonagh Community School COVID-19 Policy Statement

pdfCOVID-19 Response Plan for Safe and Sustainable Reopening

pdfMasks and Face Coverings - Update to National COVID Response Plan

Government 'Back to School' Guide (

10th August - pdfRe-opening 2020/21 Letter to Parents / Guardians & Pupils 

Holiday Calendar 2020/21

Carndonagh Community School's holiday calendar is based on the standard academic calendar as determined by the Department of Education. Parents and pupils will be notified in advance of staff-only days / non-pupil days specific to CCS.

Holiday Calendar 2020/21 (Dept. of Ed.)

Leaving Cert Results Day 2020 (Calculated Grades)


Leaving Cert Results Day 2020 (Calculated Grades) photo album

We shall remember this results day for a long time. Firstly, it was odd welcoming the 2020 class back and trying to see who was behind the mask. Secondly, the nervous apprehension around the Calculated Grades had disappeared and the eyes were smiling. It was a real pleasure to have the 2020 class back, to manage the opportunity for them to meet safely and to get a chance to say a proper farewell to their school and thank them for their contribution. It was an even greater pleasure to hear of their success and their plans for the future. We had expected very good results from this Year Group and the acid test is always 'did they get enough points to take them on to the next stage of their careers?' And what a range of careers: from farming to architecture, from sport to computer design, reflecting the talents and interests of this generation.

There was clear evidence of high achievement across the board with many pupils exceeding 500 points, several exceeding 600 points and two achieving the maximum 625 points. We are very proud of this year group and have high expectations for the contribution they will make to their community and their country.