Ethos & Policies

Ethos & Characteristic Spirit

Since 1981 Carrigaline Community School has been at the heart of the life of the community in Carrigaline and district. We are proud of the achievements of our students and staff over the decades and continue to be committed to our central mission – the provision of a quality learning environment for all.

We provide an expansive curriculum which caters for the diverse skills and aptitudes of our school community.

We seek to promote a happy and caring school climate which offers children and young adults opportunities to develop as good citizens, active and just, proud of their inherited values and beliefs.

The Study Ethos @ CCS

At CCS, we recognise the need to encourage and support effective study habits.  Our study ethos ensures that all students receive guidance:

  • Within the classroom environment.
  • By providing seminars for students and their parents.
  • By the organisation of evening-time supervised study in an atmosphere conducive to study in the school.

All junior cycle students receive detailed Study Seminars each year during Junior Cycle.

Our senior cycle students receive seminars aimed at enhancing the students study skills & techniques, thereby ensuring that students utilise to the maximum their available study time.  It is our school’s tradition that an external Study Guidance / Enrichment Agency provides comprehensive seminars to students and parents at the beginning of the Leaving Cert. year.

After school Supervised Study is available for all State Examination students on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays during term-time from 4p.m. to 5.45p.m.  Night time Supervised Study is available as part of our Adult Education programme.  Assisted Study Programmes are available for State Examination students during October & February mid-term breaks and during Easter school holidays.

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Our School Policies

Our School Policies are devised in consultation with all education partners.    Policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are adopted by the Board of Management.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

Carrigaline Community School believes that each student has the right to education in a safe and friendly environment.  We strive to create a school climate that facilitates teaching & learning in a well ordered manner.  The basic principle that underpins our Code of Behaviour is that of respect.  This respect is to be shown towards self, others and property.

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Our system of discipline is based on a pastoral approach and focuses on student affirmation.  This involves the intervention of Class Teachers, Year Heads and the school’s Pastoral Care team for minor breaches of school rules.  Serious breaches of school rules are dealt with by the Deputy Principals and the Principal.

We operate a Principal’s Awards System which acknowledges positive participation in all areas of school life.

CLICK HERE FOR A ‘STUDENT VIEW ON PRINCIPAL’s AWARDS

The School Code of Behaviour is posted to each home during June each year. At the beginning of each new academic year parents and students sign a document agreeing to accept the school Code of Behaviour.  School rules and relevant sanctions are printed in the Student Journal.