Pupils

Return to School - March 2021 (Dept. of Education Letter to Parents/Guardians)

On Monday 1 March the first four classes at primary level – junior and senior infants, first and second class – and final year Leaving Certificate students will return to in-school provision. This phase will also see a return to full attendance for children in special schools.

Monday 15 March is the target date for the return to in-school provision of the rest of primary school children - third to sixth class students - and fifth year Leaving Certificate students. This date will be reviewed during the period following 1 March.

Monday 12 April, following the Easter break is the target date for the return to in-school education for the rest of post-primary students - first to fourth year students.

Remote teaching and learning provision for students in each category will cease once in-person teaching and learning provision commences for each group of students.

LINK - Full Letter to Parents/Guardians (Department of Education)

Online Teaching & Learning Strategy & Advice (January 2021)

google classroom 2021Principal's Letter to Parents / Guardians

Introductory Guide to Google Classroom (Pupils / Parents / Guardians)

Accessing Google Classroom on Games Consoles (Xbox & PlayStation)

Google Classroom Login  |  ePortal Login

Pupils and parents / guardians who are experiencing issues relating to Google Classroom and Google Meet login details, or online class attendance, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COVID-19 Updates (9th December 2020)

COVID 19 Coronavirus UpdateUpdated 9th December 2020

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



9th December - Letter to Patents / Guardians RE: COVID-19 Update



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



30th August - RESPONSE TO FACE-MASK QUERY 



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 (www.Gov.ie)



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

Leaving Cert Results Day 2020 (Calculated Grades)

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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.

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...

www.StepUp.ie