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Cognitive Ability Test (3rd Year)

The Cognitive Ability Test (CATs) will take place tomorrow between 9.40am and 12.35pm. Students are asked to bring a HB pencil with them for the test.

The arrangements are as follows:

3.1   Room 29       3.4    Room 26

3.2   Room 28       3.5    Room 25

3.3   Room 27

Classes will resume as normal when the tests are completed

Apprenticeship Opportunities

To find out what apprenticeships are currently available in this area, click on the link below.

Return To School

6th Years and LCA 2 will retrun to school on Monday, 1st March 2021.

On their return, each student will be asked to present their signed and completed Return To School form.

Students should enter through the main student entrance at the front of the school and proceed to the following classrooms:

  • History (Ms. McGreal) Room 2
  • Geography (Ms.Short) Room 4
  • Accounting (Ms. Burke) Room 6
  • Physics (Ms. Creegan) Room 21
  • Agricultural Science (Ms. Farrell) Room 23
  • Biology (Mr. Mulligan) Room 24
  • LCA 2 (Ms.Cassidy) Room 7

Details of further timetable changes and a reminder of the COVID-19 protocols will be given to students during the first class.

Students must wear a face mask at all times on school grounds. Please ensure that masks fit properly to ensure maximum protection.

Students are advised to bring the following to school:

  • A minimum of three face masks as masks should be changed regularly throughout the day.
  • A packet of pocket tissues.
  • A small container of hand sanitiser.

We look forward to welcoming our 6th Year and LCA 2 groups back to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School.

Pancake Tuesday

Class 3.3 finished the half-term by making pancakes with Ms. Beirne while 3.2 also made pancakes with Ms. Creegan.
The students learned about Lent and the traditions associated with Shrove Tuesday and then they had tea and pancakes and a chat! It is a great example of how the teachers and students of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School have adapted to remote and blended learning.
We only have some samples of the pancakes here but hopefully it will encourage everyone to have a go at making pancakes this evening!

Transition Year Debating Success

Our Transition Year Irish Debating Team, Nicole Gallagher, Paddy O’Hora and Mark McMahon submitted excellent entries to the Diospóireachtaí Gael Linn debating competition at the end of November. The competition is in a different format this year due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The students worked very hard in preparing their speeches and their wonderful talent, dedication, and commitment to excellence was evident in their final recordings.

Well done to all three students and congratulations to Nicole and Paddy who will compete in the next round of the competition. Our students have had great success in this competition in recent years and we wish Nicole and Paddy the very best in their preparation for the next round. 


Ghlac scoláirí na hIdirbhliana, Nicole Gallagher, Paddy O’Hora agus Mark McMahon páirt sa Chomórtas Diospóireachta an Phiarsaigh, eagraithe ag Gael Linn ag deireadh mhí na Samhna. Bhí caighdeán a gcuid óráidí sár-mhaith agus rinne an triúr acu a seacht ndícheall. Comhghairdeas libh! Rachaidh Nicole agus Paddy ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile. Guímis gach rath orthu.

Safer Internet Day

Today, 9th February 2021, is Safer Internet Day!

Two of our Transition Year students, Kaelan and Roy, have developed some resources which will help everyone to stay safe (and healthy) online.

Senior Cycle Options Talk

On Monday, 8th February 2021 @ 7pm, we will host an online presentation for 3rd Year and Transition Year students and their parents/ guardians to explain the different options open to students in senior cycle.

We will discuss the following programmes which we offer in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School:

  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Transition Year
  • Leaving Certificate (Traditional)

We will post details as to how to join this presentation on Friday, 5th Fabruary.

Teams Webinar for Parents/ Guardians

Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre have informed us that they are co-hosting a webinar for parents/ guardians looking at remote learning (Microsoft Teams) on Monday, 15th February 2021 @ 8pm.

To register, simply click on the Zoom link below:

This event is being organised in collaboration with Sligo Education Centre and Sligo Family Resource Centre.

Careers Events

Please click on the link below to access information on the various careers information sessions which will take place in the various third level institutions this week.

Careers Events 18th January 2021

BT Young Scientist 2021

The BT Young Scientist Exhibition has gone online.

To read about the seven projects that have qualified from Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, please click here.

Best of luck to all involved!

Judging starts at 9.30am on Wednesday morning so we will have our fingers crossed!