Mental Health Awareness Initiative for Parents/Guardians

Mental Health Awareness Initiative for Parents/Guardians and other adults interested or concerned about young people’s mental health

This presentation is aimed at parents/caregivers of young people in post primary school. If you are a parent/caregiver of young people you are welcome to attend. As a result of this presentation, participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of mental health and the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people
  • Learn to promote positive mental health in young people
  • Learn to recognise some of the signs that a young person may be struggling with their mental health
  • Learn about other resources available to parents/caregivers

The presentation will offer practical tips in how best to support and promote the mental health of all young people and is not targeted at young people with specific mental health issues. 

Venue:       Cork Education Support Centre

Date:          Thursday 27th April, 2017

Time:         7.00pm to 8.30pm

Booking:    To book a place on this course please log onto and click on ‘Courses Parents’.

Upcoming LC & JC Orals & Practicals

Please see below details of upcoming Junior and Leaving Certificate oral and practical exams. Further information such as exact times, dates and locations will be provided to students by their teachers. 

Irish Orals

Monday 27th to Friday 31st March


French Orals

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th April


German Orals

Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th April


Music Practicals

Monday 27th March – Junior Cert

Friday 7th April – Leaving Cert


Home Economics Cookery Practicals (Junior Cert)

Tuesday March 28th – Ms. Fitzgerald (Students must bring ingredients on list supplied)

Thursday March 30th – Ms. McSweeney (Students must bring ingredients on list supplied)

Friday March 31st – Ms. Bailey (Students must bring ingredients on list supplied)

Notice for Parents/Guardians: Re-Registration

Parents and guardians are advised that re-registration for 2017/2018 is now underway. Over the next two to three weeks, students in Years 1 to 5 will receive a form which should be completed and returned to the relevant Year Head. 

The closing date for 5th Year re-registration was Friday, March 24th. 4th Year students have also received their forms, with a closing date of Friday, March 31st.

Thank you.

Information Seminar for 5th Years

On Thursday March 23rd, our 5th Year students will attend presentations from the Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies department in UCC, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork College of Commerce and St. John’s Central College.

They will also attend an information session on Cork Youth Health Services with Liam Doocey.

All presentations will take place in the school, organised by our Guidance Department.

2nd Years Defeated in Basketball Final

Hard luck to our 2nd Year girls’ basketball team who lost out to Regina Mundi on a scoreline of 34-29, having led for most of the game. Well done to all involved – to get so far was a great achievement.

Congratulations to Regina Mundi.

Numeracy Week 2017

Numeracy Week 2017 takes place from Tuesday March 21st to Friday March 24th, and there’s a busy programme of activities – see below for full details!

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge  i bPobalscoil Charraig Uí Leighin

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lán seoil i bPobalscoil Charraig Uí Leighin. Dé Máirt, chuireamar fáilte roimh John Spillane. Bhain na daltaí taitneamh as na ceolchoirmeacha.

CCS Closed March 20th

Notice for Parents/Guardians

Carrigaline Community School will be closed on Friday March 17th and Monday March 20th.

CCS Wins McCarthy Cup!

Carrigaline CS 5 Tralee CBS 0

CCS U15 Rugby

Carrigaline CS won the Munster McCarthy Cup (C) at Under 15 rugby for the first time last Friday, March 10th. They defeated Tralee CBS in an epic battle of tremendous quality in Kanturk RFC. The teams were evenly matched throughout and the half time score (0-0) did not reflect the quality of rugby on show. Carrigaline pushed hard from the outset and were denied on a number of occasions by great cover defence from the Kerry side. Captain, Joseph O’Brien led the charge and was ably assisted by strong carries from Ryan Gardner, Sean Heffernan, Adrian Chosinski and Josh Daly.

The game was played at high intensity on a superb playing surface. Shane Vaughan showed his footballing ability with some well-judged kicks while Gearóid O’Donovan and Adam Morris were tigerish at ruck time. The breakthrough came ten minutes in to the second half when a fantastic chase of a superbly judged kick saw Callum Duncan touch down. This led to jubilant scenes from the large Carrigaline support in attendance.

CCS continued to work hard to maintain their lead while any potential Tralee breaks were halted by hard tackles with Ryan O’Neill, Cillian Drinan and Jack Buttimer particularly prominent. Rory Lynch was outstanding at full back returning all kicks with interest in to a strong wind. Killian O’Sullivan, Thomas O’Connor and Lee Elliffe made a significant impact on introduction while Patrick Mellett ran the show at scrum half.

The cup was presented to Joseph O’Brien by Bertie Smith of the Munster Branch. The victory was fitting reward for the hard work and dedication of a great bunch of lads. The school would like to thank all clubs who provided players for the team but in particular Carrigaline RFC who have put in a lot of effort with many of the players over the last few years. CCS coach DJ Cronin paid tribute to the hard work of the group as the school lifted its second Munster Rugby trophy in five years. He said the availability of the rugby pitch on the school grounds was invaluable in achieving such success.

Information for Parents/Guardians of 1st Year Students

Click here to view information for parents of students going into 2nd Year in September 2017.