Internet Safety Talk with Maureen Griffin

Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training will be in Carrigaline Community School to talk to our students about internet safety on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of April. There will also be a parent talk on evening of Monday 24th at 7.00pm in the school library.

The main topics Maureen will cover include:

  • Social Networking Sites and Social Messaging Apps
  • Privacy Settings
  • Sexting
  • Mobile Device Safety
  • Online Reputation & Employment
  • Gaming
  • Cyber-bullying

Maureen Griffin is a recognised expert in this area and a very popular speaker and we encourage all parents/guardians to attend.

Upcoming Practical Examinations

Image result for Calendar imagePractical examinations in Engineering (Leaving Cert), Construction Studies (Leaving Cert), Metalwork (Junior Cert) and Art (Junior & Leaving Cert) will take place at Carrigaline Community School on the week of Monday 8th to Friday 12th of May

  • Engineering: 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th May
  • Construction Studies: 9th, 10th & 11th May
  • Art (Leaving Cert) – Craftwork/Design: 8th May
  • Art (Leaving Cert) – Imaginative Composition/Still Life: 9th May
  • Art (Leaving Cert) – Life Sketching: 9th May
  • Metalwork: 9th, 10th & 11th May
  • Art (Junior Cert): 11th & 12th May

Above details subject to change. Further information will be posted in due course, and also supplied by teachers and posted in 3rd and 6th Year Areas.

Easter Holidays

Carrigaline Community School will re-open on after the Easter Holidays on Monday, April 24th.

 

Sponsored Walk Raises €3660

Our 2nd Years raised a fantastic €3660 through their Sponsored Walk on April 6th. The bulk of the money raised will go to The Rainbow Club, which supplies local support to children with autism and their families, with a donation also being made to the Hogwarts Club in Carrigaline.

Well done to all involved!

CCS to Receive Amber Flag

We are delighted to announce that Carrigaline Community School has been awarded an Amber Flag in recognition of the school’s promotion of positive mental health.

The flag will be presented at a ceremony in Rochestown Park Hotel on May 25th.

The AMBER FLAG initiative aims to encourage Schools/Colleges/Clubs/Societies/Organisations to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system and other organisations. It is to enhance the already good work that is going on where mental health is concerned by offering an award.There is wonderful work going on in schools and clubs etc on an individual basis. What the Amber Flag will do is acknowledge these efforts and unite all schools/clubs/societies/community groups in the promotion of “Positive Mental Health”. It becomes a daily topic of conversation leading to a cultural shift where mental health becomes “The Norm” leading to the breaking down of “Stigma” that is associated with mental health resulting in individuals seeking help sooner, when mental health issues arise.

Positive Mental Health aims to:

  1. Promote mental health and well-being for all.
  2. Prevent mental health problems through increasing awareness, social
    support, reducing risk factors such as racism, bullying and isolation.
  3. Improving quality of life for students/people with mental health
    problems by promoting recovery through awareness and education.

Watch this space for more information!

Junior & Leaving Certificate Exam Timetables

All information relating to Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations can be found on www.examinations.ie.

Click here to download the Junior Certificate 2017 exam timetable.

Click here to download the Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied 2017 exam timetable.

Whole-School Evaluation at CCS

From Monday April 3rd to Wednesday April 5th, Carrigaline Community School will welcome Department of Education inspectors Miriam Horgan, Kevin O’Donovan and Lynda O’Toole, who will carry out a Whole-School Evaluation (Management, Leadership & Learning). Miriam and Kevin visited the school on Thursday, March 30th, for a pre-evaluation day, where they surveyed 2nd and 5th Year students and their parents, and also met the senior management team, students and parent representatives.

During their three-day visit next week, they will examine many aspects of our school, including meetings with various co-ordinators and others involved in the running of the school, a tour of the school building and visits to classes to observe teaching and learning at CCS. The Board of Management will also make a presentation.

The Whole-School Evaluation is an opportunity to demonstrate all that is good about our school, and also to identify areas for improvement and continued success. The inspectors’ report will be made available to all stakeholders when complete, and will be posted here on our website.

To find out more about the Whole-School Evaluation process, click here.

SUSI Grant Applications Open April 3rd

SUSI, the 3rd level grant application system, opens for 2017/2018 applicants on Monday April 3rd. Full details are available on the SUSI website, https://susi.ie/home, and our Guidance Counsellors, Ms. O’Riordan and Ms. Murphy, will be available to provide further advice if necessary.

 

Big Win for 2nd Year Girls’ Basketball Team!

Well done to our 2nd Year Girls’ Basketball team, who fought off stiff competition from Mount Mercy (Waterford) and Coláiste na Sceilge (Caherciveen) to win today’s qualifying tournament hosted at CCC. 

They now go on to the All-Ireland semi-finals at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght in early May.


 

 

Autism Awareness at CCS

On Wednesday, April 5th,  CCS celebrates Autism Awareness Day with activities including our sponsored walk in aid of the Rainbow Club, a cake sale, the distribution of Autism Awareness bookmarks and a poster competition.

Poster competition winners are as follows:

  • 1st Year

–1st: Róisín Allen

–2nd: Eoin Doyle

–3rd: Sarah Creagh

  • 2nd Year

–1st: Olga Andriyashchenko

–2nd: Rachel Twomey

3rd: Victoria Njoku

 

All posters are on display in the school. Well done to everyone!