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Back to School 2020 Information Video

In anticipation of all year groups returning to school on Tuesday, 8th September, CCS has put together a quick video recap on some of the changes for the new school year. Many thanks to our pupils, Daríona Gillen, Elisha Noone, Niamh Diver-Hall, Noah McLaughlin and Chris Lavelle for all their help (and patience..) Click on the image below to load the video...


Response to Face-mask Query

Response to query: 
Carndonagh Community School will provide a mask to any pupils who forgets ( e.g. walking to school ), loses or needs a replacement for any reason. The school has no role and function in deciding who merits an exemption beyond the guidelines ( see below ).
With regard to breathing difficulties and anxieties, the school can not be expected to diagnose and we are advised that this should be a decision made by a medically qualified person. 
The wearing of masks by all children will protect all children and staff. This is an anxious time for everyone who is sending a child back to school. It is an anxious time for staff. Parents have the option of delaying their child's return to school until they see how things are progressing. The return to school is of national importance and every measure to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 must be applied. I again refer you to the Minister's decision and the guidelines for schools. Control Measures: COVID-19 response plan for safe reopening of post primary schools

Post primary

Teachers, SNAs and other staff and students attending post primary schools are required to wear a face covering when a physical distance of 2 metres from other staff and students cannot be maintained. 

Cloth face coverings should not be worn by any of the following groups: 

  • any person with difficulty breathing 
  • any person who is unconscious or incapacitated 
  • any person who is unable to remove the face covering without assistance 
  • any person who has special needs and who may feel upset or very uncomfortable wearing the face covering. For example: persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, sensory concerns or tactile sensitivity

RE-OPENING 2020/21 - Letter to Parents / Guardians & Pupils

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.

pdfREAD Re-opening 2020/21 Letter to Parents / Guardians & Pupils

STEP UP to Secondary School

step upThe StepUp website has been developed in order to assist both students and their parents in making the move between primary and secondary school.

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...

Transition Year Third Space Programme Application

thirdspaceThird 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,

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.

In order for TY students to avail of the project in 2020/21, parents/guardians must fill in the forms where necessary (standard PEACE form for all) and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th August 2020.

docxDOWNLOAD Third Space Referral Form

docxDOWNLOAD Image Consent Form

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.