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.


Summer Break

Carrick-on-Shannon CS is now closed for the summer break. The Reception Office will reopen in August 2024.

Please see our school calendar (link above) for details of our return to school. 

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child during this time, please contact TUSLA, the Gardaí or your local GP.

We wish every member of our school community a wonderful and warm summer!

A Statement of Application Record e-mail from CAO
A Statement of Application Record e-mail has been sent to all CAO applicants. The purpose of this e-mail is to instruct you to log in and verify that all of your information has been recorded completely and correctly on your CAO account. There may be very serious consequences for your application if you do not follow these instructions immediately.
If you have applied to CAO this year, please take the following steps:
  1. Read the instructions on this page.
  2. Log in to your CAO Account to review your account information, including your personal details, the qualifications and assessments section (examination and exemption information) and your course choices. Do not delay.
  3. If there are any errors or omissions inform CAO immediately (see instructions for editing your application below). Failure to correct errors or omissions at this stage may have very serious consequences and lead to the loss of a place.
  4. You must click the 'Confirm' button (located at the bottom of your account homepage) to indicate that you have checked your account information is present and correct, and have followed the instructions in the Statement of Application Record e-mail and the instructions on this page.

    Please note: If you have clicked on 'Confirm' you may still continue to add, remove or change the order of your course choices up to 5pm on 1st July. If the only item outstanding on your account is the supply to CAO of certified photocopies of grades in summer qualifications (see Summer Examination Results - CAO Handbook) then you should click 'confirm' and remember to send evidence of your grades to CAO as soon as they become available.
For further information please follow this link: https://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=aboutStmt
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Hannon at the Guidance office or send a message on Teams.

1st Year Enrolment for August 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.

Authentication of Coursework LC.pdf

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.