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
Incongruous - (adj) - Lacking in harmony; incompatible. (5th May)
Dear 6th Years,
We are struggling to manage advice for pupils, parents and teachers and we have found it difficult to move from making every effort to support our 6th Years to now being directed by the Department of Education & Skills that school ended for 6th Years on 8th May and that our 6th Year teachers must stop all contact with the 6th Years.
There has been both an overload of information and a degree of confusion around some of that information.
We have been awaiting an FAQ document to explain some of the situations that exist across the different subject areas.
We have been receiving emails all morning from teachers as well as pupils.
With regard to the calculated grades the teachers will be using the information they currently have when estimating the calculated grade. When this estimate is sent to the department they will adjust it in accordance with the standardisation process. No marks will be lost because the engagement has stopped at this point.
The teachers themselves would like to be in contact and find this very difficult. Careers advice is still available through the Guidance department.
We will try and respond to all emails and will send out any further information as we receive it.
Please take care of yourselves and try to take a step back from trying to guess all the possible angles about the calculated grades.
Creatively spell out a word or phrase that describes how you are feeling, or offers inspiration to others at this time. Maybe it's a word that describes your time in lockdown. Use everyday objects that express the word or phrase the best. Prizes for the top three entries.
Leaving Cert pupils and parents/guardians should read the following documentation carefully and completely. The school Management are analysing the documentation to see how the changes are to be managed.
A FAQs document is also available on the Government website - https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2f07eb-leaving-cert-2020-information/
It is recommended that pupils, parents and staff refer to www.education.ie for full details on all exam related announcements.
The staff at CCS, coordinated by the Wellbeing Team, recently sent personalised Care Packs to every Sixth Year pupil. The essential contents included plenty of chocolate, coffee and lucky charms, along with some reassurance, which has been hard to source recently. All the staff want the school leavers of 2020 to know that no matter what's happening in the world around them, CCS has their back...
Remember, if you want the facts, forget Facebook...Go to www.education.ie. The Department of Education website has EVERYTHING you need to know and the school website will do its best to keep up.
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.