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.
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!
Careers Events This Week
Now that we live in the world of Zoom, (and we thought the lockdown would teach us to slow down!), there are lots of career information events taking place online.
You can find out about different colleges and courses all from the comfort of your own home.
To see what's on this week, please click here.
Pictured are the Certificates of Participation for last year's Digital Champions, signed by Ministers Norma Foley and Eamon Ryan. Names have been crossed out to comply with GDPR.
The Digital Champions projects involved teaching Coding, HTML webdesign and Internet Safety to our 1st Year students. The Digital Champions were inspired by their visit to Microsoft's Dreamspace educational area in Dublin last March.
This year's Digital Champions are very busy creating video tutorials and teaching Internet Safety to the 1st Years.
To find out more about Reasonable Accommodations for the 2020 Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations, please click here.
Leaving Cert Grades
The Minister of Education and Skills has announced that there were errors made in the processing of calculated grades this year.
The Department of Education and Skills has established a helpline for students who might be affected by these errors. The helpline number is 01 8892199. An email address has also been set up and it is LC2020@education.gov.ie
6th Year Technology Questionnaire
We are asking the Class of 2021 to complete a short questionnaire to assist us in deveoping our use of blended learning in the school.
The questionnaire comprises of 5 short questions and should take no longer than 2 - 3 minutes to complete.
The email addresses of those who participated will be available to the Principal for a short time to ensure that only 6th Years students will be included in the analysis. All email details will be deleted once the survey has been analysed.
To take part in this survey, please click on the following link:
The questionnaire will be available from 11am on Monday, 28th September 2020 to 3pm on Friday, 2nd October 2020.
Access to Digital Technology Questionnaire
Students from 2nd Year to 6th Year are invited to complete a quick online questionnaire to help us determine the level of access that our student body has to Microsoft 365 when at home.
The information will be used to revise our Digital Learning Strategy and to provide extra supports (where possible) to students who have difficulty access online materials etc.
Only students with an email address from the school can complete the survey and oly one response will be accepted from each school account.
Students can access the questionnaire here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=fXehLCtu30SFhqgi8zzrkOJnXRclZVtOmZ4fWlxDoiRUMzVBWkhVOFgzUVRRTDg3VVJaNUtVTDVCSC4u
This questionnaire will close at 6pm on Monday, 7th September 2020.
1st Year Induction
Our 1st Years have completed their initial induction to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School.
Today they met with Mr. Liam Moroney, Psychologist, as part of their Settling-In Programme.
Mr. Moroney gave each student a Parents' Information Pack to bring home with them. This pack contains some excellent materials to assit you in supporting your child as they begin their journey in secondary school.
There are two projects being completed in the Community School this summer.
Our roof, which has been known to leak every now and then, is being repaired and will be completed for the start of the new year.
We are also installing a new heating system in our Sports Complex and that will also be ready for the new academic year.
As part of that project, solar panels will be installed on the main school building to improve our environmental footprint.
Of course, if that wasn't enough, we have begun the planning for our new school extension. It's going to get very busy around here!