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.
Due to the adverse weather conditions this morning, Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will remain closed today, Friday 1st March 2024.
Classes will resume on Monday, 4th March at 9am.
Senior Cycle Options - Change of Date
A Senior Cycle Options Talk will now be held online on Wednesday, 28th February 2024 at 7.30pm for all 3rd Year/ Transition Year students and their parents/guardians.
The talk will cover the following senior cycle options:
- Transition Year
- Leaving Certificate Applied
- Traditional Leaving Certificate
Any student or parents/guardians wishing to attend must register for the talk using the link below:
Students who wish to enrol in the Traditional Leaving Certificate (5th Year) can enter their choices using VSWare (available via the school app) or by speaking with Ms. Sexton in her office.
Students looking to participate in Leaving Certificate Applied or in the Transition Year Programme should complete the relevant form below:
1st Year Enrolment for August 2024
We are delighted to invite our incoming class of 2024/2025 to tour the school on Saturday, 9th March 2024.
There will be a total of 5 tours throughout the day beginning at 9.30am. To book your place on a tour, please click on the time below that suits you best and follow the instructions on screen.
10.15am - 11am Tour, 9th March 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.
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.