Transition Year Mentor Programme - Application Form

Mentor TY 1st Year

Incoming TY pupils can now apply to become mentors for incoming First Year pupils. The first few months of secondary school can be a daunting time. TYs can help guide first years in a very meaningful way by offering support, advice or a listening ear. To put yourself forward for this important responsibility, please click the link below and complete the form.

TY Mentor Application Form 2020-2021

FAO ALL 6th Year Pupils

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.
Please note that we have set up a dedicated email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take any queries. Please also note that the Guidance Dept., Home School Liaison ( Ms. Marie Therese Doherty ) and the 6th Year Head Mrs. Serena Doherty, are all still available to provide support to our 6th Years.
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.
For any pupils who were considering a change of level ( from Higher to Ordinary ) this can be managed by sending in a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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.

Paul Fiorentini

IMPORTANT - Leaving Cert 2020 (Updated 8th May)

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.

Related Documents

pdfA Guide to Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate students 2020

pdfChallenges of Organising Examinations with Social Distancing Requirements

pdfWellbeing and Mental Health Factors for Consideration (Leaving Certificate Examination)

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.

Sixth Year Care Packs Add a Little Sunshine...

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.