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.
1st Year Enrolment for August 2024
Our 1st Year Enrolment for 2024/2025 is now open. Please click on the link below to access our online Enrolment Form:
Due to an advertising error in relation to the Information Session on Wednesday, 29th November 2023, we will host a second online Information Session on Tuesday, 5th December 2023 at 7.30pm. This session is for those parents/guardians who missed our talk on Wednesday evening.
To register, please click on the link below:
Here are some important dates for your diary:
- Wednesday, 29th November @ 7.30pm - Online Information Evening
- 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.
Parents/Guardians Walking Group
CYPSC Parenting Webinars
We would like to bring to your attention a number of CYPSC webinars which will be held on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm.
The series is aimed at parents/ guardians of children up to 18 years and professionals in the social care field who support parents and families through their work. Pre-registration is not required. Please click on the links below to join any of the webinars on the night:
15th November, 7pm-8:30pm– Coping with Change & Managing Anxiety in Children
22nd November, 7pm-8:30pm– Parenting Teens through Risky Times
29th November, 7pm-8:30pm – Shared Parenting
5th Year/ LCA Student Learning Review
The 5th Year/ LCA Student Learning Review will take place on Wednesday, 15th November 2023 from 4.15pm to 6.45pm in the school. Classes will finish at 3.45pm on that day.
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.
Our next SLR will take place on Thursday, 26th October 2023 and it will be for 3rd 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.
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.