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.
The 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...
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.
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.
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
Fr. Francis Lagan was a member of the original staff of Carndonagh Community School in 1973 when he transferred from Carndonagh College ( based in the Colgan Hall and the Wesleyan Hall ) as one of the three amalgamating schools ( with the Convent of Mercy and the Vocational Education Committee Technical School ) that formed CCS. He came to Carndonagh to teach in the College from 1963 to 1973.
Fr. Lagan was a French teacher and French probably seemed quite exotic in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Current Principal, Paul Fiorentini recalls him as his first French teacher...“I remember him very fondly as he was always friendly and considerate and I must have been inspired by him as I did end up as a French teacher.” Carndonagh Community School from the outset was always seeking to be progressive and having identified the need for Career Guidance, Fr. Lagan undertook the Career Guidance course and delivered this vital service until he left for Diocesan work in 1977.
He always kept in touch with the school and maintained contact with colleagues he worked with. He brought all the qualities he had demonstrated in the school to his role as bishop. He remembered his days in Carndonagh warmly and was always welcomed back to Inishowen when he returned for Confirmation in the parishes. We are grateful for his service to the school and his pastoral work in the Diocese and offer our condolences to his family and many friends.
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.