Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School

Welcome to the Carrick-on-Shannon Community School website. We invite you to browse the different pages to discover the various programmes and events in our school.


2nd Year School Tour to London
There will be a meeting on Tuesday next, 23rd April 2024 at 7pm in the school for the parents/guardians of students going on the 2nd Year London Tour. Attendance at this meeting is compulsory. Students must also attend this meeting.

It is an opportunity to go through the itinerary, tour rules and other important information. It is also an opportunity for everyone to ask any remaining questions they may have.
Summer Examinations
All 1st Year, 2nd Year and 5th Year classes will sit a full schedule of summer examinations in May. While the timetable has not yet been finalised, the starting dates for these exams (subject to change) are as follows:
  • 5th Years - Friday, 24th May 
  • 1st & 2nd Years - Monday, 27th May
Leaving Certificate Oral Examinations
The Leaving Certificate Oral Examinations will take place in the school between Saturday, 23rd March and Thursday, 28th March 2024. Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate students who will be sitting these exams this week.

1st Year Enrolment for August 2024

If you have yet to complete Stage 1 of the process, you will find this form by clicking on the link below. This form must be completed prior to completing the Stage 2 form if you have not already done so. 

Here are some important dates for your diary:

  • Monday, 27th November - Enrolment Process Begins (Stage 1)
  • Thursday, 7th December - Open Night 2024
  • Friday, 15th December - Stage 1 of Enrolment Closes
  • Monday, 22nd January - Stage 2 of Enrolment Opens
  • Friday, 9th February - Stage 2 of Enrolment Closes
  • Saturday, 9th March - Students invited to take another tour of the school

You can register for the information webinar by clicking on the link above.

The above dates are subject to change so please keep an eye on our school app and website for the most up-to-date information.

Leaving Certificate Coursework Authentication

This is a notice for 5th or 6th Year students who wish to take an extra subject (an eight subject) for their Leaving Certificate Examination.

Many subjects now have a Digital Component as part of the course. The school submits this work to the State Examinations Commission electronically and in doing so, the work of the student is authenticated by the school. Carrick-on-Shannon CS can only authenticate work that has been completed in this school under the supervision of our teachers. It is also a requirement that the school can demonstrate that the student was timetabled for tuition in the subject in Carrick-on-Shannon CS.

For further information, please see the State Examinations Circular below.

Authentication of Coursework LC.pdf

Dates for Student Learning Reviews Posted

The dates for our Student Learning Reviews (SLR) have been posted on the school calendar which is available by clicking on the 'Calendar' tab above or via our school app. If using our school app, you can sync the date of an event with the calendar on your phone so you will never forget an event! If you are having trouble with our school app, email [email protected] 

Simply scroll through the months to find out when the SLR for your child will take place. All SLRs will be in person in the main school building.

What are Student Learning Reviews? - Student Learning Reviews take the place of the traditional Parent/ Teacher Meeting. At the meetings, we focus on the best ways to support a student's learning. We have two documents which can help you to plan for your child SLR and you can find these by clicking here.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. App Available for Download

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School no longer communicates with parents/guardians by text message. To keep up with all the latest news and events in the school, parents/guardians are encouraged to download our school app from Google Play or the App Store.

Instructions to download our app can be found via this link: https://www.carrickcs.ie/szapp


Health and Safety

Students are reminded that no schoolbag should be left on any corridor at 1.15pm. This is to ensure that all exits and walkways are clear of obstruction at all times.

At 1.15pm students should place their schoolbags in the room in which they are timetabled for class at 2pm. Schoolbags which are removed from the corridors will be placed in storage and may not be returned immediately.

Happy Birthday To Us!!

On the, 7th January 1995, the students and staff of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School began teaching and learning in our new school building.

Over the past twenty-five years, Carrick-on-Shannon Community School has become an integral part of the community and has gone from strength to strength.

While celebrating our birthday, we remember those who have shared parts of this journey with us but are no longer here to share this day with us.

Thank you for all your support over our first 25 years.

'Use Your Brain Not Your Fists' Film Launch

We were privileged to attend the launch of the Use Your Brain Not Your Fists film in The Bush Hotel on the 27th April 2018.

The short film, by Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg, highlights the devastating consequences that can occur when a person uses their fists instead of their brains in a conflict situation. The film is dedicated to Shane Grogan and to the memory of Andrew Dolan. Both Andrew and Shane were victims of seperate unprovoked assaults while enjoying time out with their friends. Andrew died as a result of the assault while Shane was left with brain injuries. Both Shane's and Andrew's parents attended the launch and shared their personal stories with us.

Please click on the link to watch the video and remind everyone to Use Your Brain Not Your Fists.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. - Learning at the heart of our community.