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.

Return to School Schedule 2017/2018

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Re-opening Schedule 2017

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. 

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.

High Street Books & 4ORM Sales at CCS

High Street Books will operate a book shop service at Carrigaline Community School on the following dates:

Saturday 1st July 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Saturday 19th August 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
4ORM Carrigaline will also fit and sell the school tracksuit on these dates. 

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!

Junior & Leaving Certificate Exam Timetables & Info

Best of luck to all our 3rd and 6th Year students sitting their examinations from June 7th to 23rd!

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

Click here to download the Junior Certificate 2017 exam timetable.

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

Click here to download the Leaving Certificate Candidate Information Booklet (also available at the school in hard copy).

General Information

Candidates are required to be in attendance at the examination hall at least half an hour before the scheduled start time of their first examination. On subsequent days they are required to be in attendance at least fifteen minutes before the hour stated in the timetable. 

Examination Centres are displayed in various locations around the school, including the main foyer and outside the Deputy Principal’s office by the Library.

There is NO PARKING for students on school grounds during the examinations.

For any queries, please phone the school office on 021-4372300.


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School Uniforms/2nd Hand Books Needed

If your child has outgrown or no longer needs their CCS uniform, and it’s in relatively good condition, we are currently collecting second-hand uniform items for sale and distribution to those in need of them.

Clean uniform items can be dropped in to the school between now and Friday July 16th.

We are also accepting donations of second-hand schoolbooks in good condition.

Thank you!