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.
Online Information Session for Incoming 1st Years (2023/2024)
As we begin the process of enrolment for the 2023/2024 academic year, we are pleased to announce that there will be an online information session for parents/ guardians and students on Monday, 12th December 2022 at 7pm.
Parents/ guardians who wish to attend the online session must register on Zoom via the link below. The session will take the place of the Principal's Address on the evening of the Open Night, which will take place on Thursday, 15th December 2022 from 7pm - 9pm.
House Examinations - December 2023
This year we are reverting to complete house examinations for all year groups and these exams will take place during the week of Monday, 28th November 2022.
5th and 6th Years will start their examinations on Monday, 28th November at 9am while 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years will begin their exams on Tuesday, 29th November 2022. Students are required to bring their own pens, calculators etc with them to each exam.
Timetables for the exams will be posted on noticceboards around the school and teachers have already told the students the dates of each exam. Best of luck everyone!
We have now posted our Annual Admissions Notice for 2023/2024 which signals the start of our enrolment process for 2023/2024. To access our Annual Admissions Notice, please click here.
While the notice has been posted there is no need to panic! The enrolment forms will be available online from the 30th November and forms will be accepted until 1pm on the 21st December 2022. We will post further details about the enrolment process over the coming days.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.