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.
Back to School!
It's time for back to school! Classes will resume as follows:
- Friday, 25th August - 1st Year Induction Day, 9am - 1.15pm
- Monday, 28th August - 1st, 3rd & 6th Years, 9am - 1.15pm
- Tuesday, 29th August - All classes, 9am - 4pm
Leaving Certificate Results 2023
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on their wonderful Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied Results.
The management and staff of the Community School wish you every success in the future.
Please check the website over the weekend for updates regarding the viewing of scripts, appeals and other important information relating to your results.
For now though, enjoy some time with your family and friends. If you are heading out tonight, remember to stay with friends and continue to look out for one another.
Back to School Letter - August 2023
Transition Year Tour 2024
Students who are travelling to Paris as part of the Transition Year Tour 2024, are now required to pay a deposit of €150 to the tour company, NST, by the 3rd July 2023.
For details as to how to make the payment, please click on the link below:
Please use your name as it appears on your passport when recording your payment as this is the name that will appear on your ticket.
Further details, inlcuding the terms of cancellation, can be found on the 3rd Year Full Year Group Team.
2nd Year Tour to London 2024
Students who are travelling to London as part of the 2nd Year school tour in May 2024, are now required to pay a deposit of €250 to the tour company, NST, by the 26th June 2023.
For details as to how to make the payment, please click on the link below:
As the fine weather continues, we know that some of our students will be looking forward to swimming outdoors to cool down. Met Eireann has a handy advise leaflet which you can access using the link below which gives excellent advice on staying safe around water.
You can also access the government's Water Safety page via our school app.
Board of Management - Election of Parents'/ Guardians Nominees
The current term of the Board of Management of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School ends on the 31st July 2023. The term of each board is three years at the end of which a new Board of Management is appointed by our trustees, The Marist Sisters and Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board.
The Board of Management comprises of the following members:
- Three nominees of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim ETB
- Three nominees of The Marist Sisters
- Two nominess of our parents/guardians
- Two teacher nominees
The Principal acts as Secretary to the Board of Management but is not a voting member.
Our Deed of Trust stipulates that the two parents' nominees must be parents of children attending the school and at least one nominee must be a mother of a child attending Carrick-on-Shannon CS.
For further information and to nominate a parent/ guardian to go forward for election to the Board of Management, please click on the link below:
The closing date for the recipt of nominations is Friday, 19th May 2023 at 4pm.
Our school app has been updated by the app developer. Please note the following:
- If you are an Android user, you will need to uninstall the old version of the app and then install the new version from the Google Play store.
- IOS devices will be able to update without unistalling the app.
We apologise for this inconvenience but we are assured that the updates will lead to a better user experience.
School Transport 2023/2024
Bus Eireann have notified schools that they are now accepting applications for school transport for the school year 2023/2024. The closing date for new applications is the 28th April 2023.
Please click on the link below for further information:
Parents' Association Meeting
The next meeting of the Parents' Association will take place in the school on Tuesday, 9th May 2023. All parents/ guardians welcome. The election of officers will take place at this meeting.
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 [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.
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.
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
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.
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.