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Leaving Cert Results Day 2020 (Calculated Grades)


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.

Back to School 2020 Information Video

In anticipation of all year groups returning to school on Tuesday, 8th September, CCS has put together a quick video recap on some of the changes for the new school year. Many thanks to our pupils, Daríona Gillen, Elisha Noone, Niamh Diver-Hall, Noah McLaughlin and Chris Lavelle for all their help (and patience..) Click on the image below to load the video...


Response to Face-mask Query

Response to query: 
Carndonagh Community School will provide a mask to any pupils who forgets ( e.g. walking to school ), loses or needs a replacement for any reason. The school has no role and function in deciding who merits an exemption beyond the guidelines ( see below ).
With regard to breathing difficulties and anxieties, the school can not be expected to diagnose and we are advised that this should be a decision made by a medically qualified person. 
The wearing of masks by all children will protect all children and staff. This is an anxious time for everyone who is sending a child back to school. It is an anxious time for staff. Parents have the option of delaying their child's return to school until they see how things are progressing. The return to school is of national importance and every measure to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 must be applied. I again refer you to the Minister's decision and the guidelines for schools. Control Measures: COVID-19 response plan for safe reopening of post primary schools

Post primary

Teachers, SNAs and other staff and students attending post primary schools are required to wear a face covering when a physical distance of 2 metres from other staff and students cannot be maintained. 

Cloth face coverings should not be worn by any of the following groups: 

  • any person with difficulty breathing 
  • any person who is unconscious or incapacitated 
  • any person who is unable to remove the face covering without assistance 
  • any person who has special needs and who may feel upset or very uncomfortable wearing the face covering. For example: persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, sensory concerns or tactile sensitivity

COVID-19 Updates (7th September 2020)

COVID 19 Coronavirus UpdateUpdated Wednesday, 7th September 2020

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


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


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 (

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

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