High Achievers at CCS!

Congratulations to all our Leaving Certificate students and their teachers on a fantastic set of results! Very well done to Ciara Browne and Gargi Roy, who achieved maximum points in their exams. Ciara is one of just 63 students in the country who received seven H1 grades, while Gargi was awarded six H1 grades, placing her in the top 193 students in the country. Congratulations also to our top Leaving Cert Applied student, Joyce Ruben.

We wish all of our students every success in the future.

For anyone who has queries/concerns about their results, the National Parents’ Council has a helpline operating as follows:

FREEPHONE 1800 265 165

The calendar of the six day Helpline is as follows:

Wednesday 16th August 10am – 7pm RESULTS DAY
Thursday 17th August 10am – 7pm
Friday 18th August 10am – 1pm
Monday 21st August 8am – 7pm CAO DAY
Tuesday 22nd August 8am – 7pm
Wednesday 23rd August 8am – 1pm

Photo: Howard Crowdy. For more, see the school Facebook page.

Leaving Cert Results Helpline

For anyone who has queries/concerns about their results, National Parents’ Council has a helpline operating as follows:

FREEPHONE 1800 265 165

The calendar of the six day Helpline is as follows:

Wednesday 16th August 10am – 7pm RESULTS DAY
Thursday 17th August 10am – 7pm
Friday 18th August 10am – 1pm
Monday 21st August 8am – 7pm CAO DAY
Tuesday 22nd August 8am – 7pm
Wednesday 23rd August 8am – 1pm.

Return to School Schedule 2017/2018

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Monday August 28th: Years 3 & 6, 11.15am to 1.15pm.

Tuesday August 29th: Years 2, 4 & 5, 9am to 11am.

Wednesday August 30th: Year 1 – Induction, 9am to 11am.

Thursday August 31st: Timetabled classes for all year groups, 9am to 4pm.

Friday September 1st: Year 1 – Student Induction Seminar, 9am to 1.15pm, Year 6 – Study Skills Seminar 9am to 3.30pm.

Please Note: Only year groups outlined above will attend school on Friday September 1st

There will be timetabled classes for all year groups on Monday, September 4th. 

High Street Books & 4ORM Sales at CCS

High Street Books will operate a book shop service at Carrigaline Community School as follows:

Saturday 19th August 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
4ORM Carrigaline will also fit and sell the school tracksuit on this date. 

Leaving Certificate Results – Arrangments

Leaving Certificate results will be issued on Wednesday, August 16th. Results can be collected at the school from 10.30am, and will be available online at www.examinations.ie from 12 noon. NB: Students accessing results online will need the PIN issued to them in June.

Support will be available from the school Guidance Department if required.

Best of luck to everyone!

Gold & National Record for Alannah Neff

Well done to 5th Year student, Alannah Neff, who won gold in the 1500m girls’ steeplechase at the Irish Life Tailteann Schools’ Inter-Provincial Championships in the Morton Stadium, Santry, setting a new national record of 5.08.51.

Alannah now goes on to become the fourth Irish Schools’ International competitor from CCS, following in the footsteps of Sam Healy, Jayne Pennefather and Conor O’Driscoll.

Congrats to Alannah and her coach, Mr. O’Sullivan.

School Office Summer Hours

Please note that the CCS school office will close from Monday July 3rd to Friday August 4th.

Best of Luck to Alannah in Inter-Pros!

Best of luck to 5th Year student Alannah Neff, who represents Munster Schools in the Irish Life Health Tailteann Schools’ Inter-Provincial Championships at the Morton Stadium, Santry on Saturday. Alannah will compete at 12.10pm in the 1500m girls’ steeplechase.

Summer Reading for 1st-3rd Year Students

Lots of time this summer to catch up with some reading! Please see below a suggested reading list for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students.

The Diary of Anne Frank                    Anne Frank

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole       Sue Townsend

Diary of a Wimpy Kid                        Greg Heffley

Private Peaceful                                  Michael Mopurgo

Shadow                                               Michael Morpurgo

The Knife of Never Letting Go          Patrick Ness

Sabriel                                                 Garth Nix

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas         John Boyne

The Northern Lights                           Philip Pullman

Skulduggery Pleasant                         Derek Landy

Harry Potter Series                              J.K. Rowling

Alex Rider-Stormbreaker                    Anthony Horowitz

What Katy Did                                   Susan Coolidge

The Great Automatic Grammatiliser and Other Stories Roald Dahl

The BFG                                             Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World    Roald Dahl

A Series of Unfortunate Events         Lemony Snicket

The ‘Cherub’ series                               Robert Muchamore

The Changeover                                  Margaret Mahy

Noughts and Crosses                          Malorie Blackman

Under the Hawthorne Tree                 Marita Conlon McKenna

Twilight                                               Stephanie Meyer

Reaching the Heights                          Peter Gunning

Ways to Live Forever                         Sally Nicholas

Holes                                                   Louis Sachar

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry           Mildred Taylor

The ‘Eragon’ series                             Christopher Paolini

City of Bones                                      Cassandra Clare

The Demon’s Covenant                      Sarah Rees Brennan

The Poison Throne                              Celine Kiernan

The ‘Moorehawke’ Trilogy                 Celine Kiernan

I am Number Four                              Pittacus Lore

Across the Nightingale Floor              Lian Hearn

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl                   Joyce Carol Oates

The Cinnamon Tree                             Aubrey Flegg

Inkheart                                               Cornelia Funke

The Alchemyst                                    Michael Scott

A Gathering Light                              Jennifer Donnelly

The Goose Girl                                    Shannon Hale

The Looking Glass Wars                     Frank Beddor

Playing Against the Odds                   Bernard Ashley

Wilderness                                          Roddy Doyle

The Hunger Games                             Susan Collins

To Kill A Mockingbird                       Harper Lee

Click                                                    Various Authors

Lion Boy                                             Zizou Corder

The Meanwhile Adventures                Roddy Doyle

Wonder                                               R.J. Palacio

PDST Well Read Award for CCS

Carrigaline Community School has achieved the PDST ‘Well Read National Award’, which recognises the efforts of schools in promoting reading and literacy.

The PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ is a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create HEIGHTENED AWARENESS about the importance of creating a CULTURE OF READING in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development. 

The PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ is an initiative that seeks to involve all relevant stakeholders who impact on student learning including STUDENTS, TEACHERS, ANCILLARY STAFF, PARENTS, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AND WIDER COMMUNITY in a range of reading and associated activities. 

It is envisaged that this national award will explicitly foster and nurture a reading culture in schools and will bring about an overall IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENTS’ LITERACY SKILLS IN A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY.

Well done to all involved!