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
Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will mark this special occasion by launching Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland Awareness Week 2020 on the 22nd November.
EVENT: 'Our Say in Our Schools' webinar | Date And Time: Mon, November 23, 2020 7:30PM – 8:30PM
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...
Updated 25th September 2020
The following links provide important information for pupils and parents / guardians on returning to school in August / September.
25th September - Health & Safety Control of COVID-19
7th September - Back to School 2020 Information Video
5th September - Back to School - Principal's Address (video)
3rd September - Leaving Cert Results Day / Calculated Grades (7th September)
31st August - Canteen Menu / Price List
30th August - RESPONSE TO FACE-MASK QUERY
28th August -
27th August - COVID-19 Advice for Parents (HSE)
26th August - Advice RE: Cashless Systems
25th August - Letter RE: School Transport / Leaving Cert 2021
19th August -
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.
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.
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.