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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

6th Year Mock Examinations

The 6th Year Mock Examinations will start on Friday, 27th January 2023. 

Students are expected to be in The Bush Hotel by 9am each morning for their examinations. This is to enable the roll call to be taken and for papers to be distributed prior to the start of the exams.

As the purpose of these exams is to mimic the conditions of the real Leaving Certificate examinations, the following rules will apply:

  • Mobile phones will not be allowed on the desk at any time within the examination centres.
  • Students will be permitted to use the toilets during the examinations and the period of absence from the examination hall will be recorded on the examination script.
  • Students who finish their examination early will be permitted to leave the examination centre unless they finish within the last twenty minutes of the examination. 
  • The start/finish times of the examinations differ each day so students are reminded to check the examination timetable carefully.
  • Students are required to have their own pens, pencils etc. Examination answer booklets will be provided by the school.

1st Year Enrolment

If you wish to enrol your child in 1st Year for 2023/2024 and have not already completed the first stage of the enrolment process, please click on the link below:

All students who have completed the Enrolment Form (Stage 1) are now being offered a place in the school and should proceed to complete the next stage. 

If you have submited Enrolment Form (Stage 1) you may now proceed to complete the enrolment process by completing the Stage 2 Form. By completing this form, you are accepting the offer of a place in Carrick-on-Shannon C.S.

To fill and submit the Enrolment Form (Stage 2), please click on the link below:

Things to Note:

  • Students can pick any four optional subjects from the drop-down menus on the form, for example: Option 1: French, Option 2: Music, Option 3: Business, Option 4: Art or Option 1: Materials Technology (Wood), Option 2: German, Option 3: Home Econimics, Option 4: Technical Graphics
  • There is no need for incoming 1st Year students to ask their primary school to complete the Student Transfer Form. This is for second-level students transferring to Carrick-on-Shannon CS only.
  • The Enrolment Form (Stage 2) should not be completed at this time. We will notify you when it is time to complete the registration process.

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 support@schoolzine.co.uk 

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.

Our next SLR will take place on the 18th January 2023 and it will be for 6th Years.

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.

School Sports Day

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the annual Sports Day last Friday. The day was a great success and we were delighted to see so many students take part in the various events.

Image: The Sports Hall court has been upgraded for the new academic year.

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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

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Cashless School

As we continue our transition to becoming a cashless school, we have reopened our school canteen for 1st Years at lunchtime using Debitrak's contactless system.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. is the first school in the country to offer a cashless solution for students which combines the ease of online payment system, way2pay, and the contactless payment capabilities of Debitrak. Parents/ guardians can top-up their child's account at any time and the student can use their fob in the canteen when open.

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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.