Latest News

Leaving Certificate Graduation

Congratulations to the Leaving Certificate Class 2018 who held their Graduation Ceremony today, 22nd May 2018.

The staff and management of the Community School wish them every success and happiness in the future, and we look forward to working with them in school over the next two weeks.

Selection of Garda Trainees

An Garda Síochana have begun a Garda Trainee recruitment campaign.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm, Wednesday, 6th June 2018. You are advised to apply early in case you experience any difficulties.

For more information, click here.

CAO Handbook Changes

A number of changes have been made to the CAO Handbook.

A total of 28 new courses have been added while 41 courses previously listed are no longer available. Students should now check to see if their chosen course is still on the list of courses for 2018/ 2019.

If your course is no longer available or you wish to apply for one of the newly listed courses, you will find more information here.

SciFest Survey

As part of a project for Scifest, a number of students would like your help in completing a short survey.

The project is investigating current trends and attitudes towards the purchase of medicines online. 

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and we would love to include your opinions. Click HERE to complete the survey.

SUSI - Notice for 6th Year Students

Click on www.susi.ie for information on all aspects of student grants.

Use the Eligibility Reckoner to quickly assess whether you may be entitled to a grant while remaining within the education system after secondary school. 

Need advice? Call the SUSI helpdesk between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 076 1087874.

Making an application? Use the online tracker to check the status of your application.

If elligible, get your application in early. The sooner you apply, the sooner you find out if you will receive a grant.

Final date for new applications is Thursday, 12th July 2018.

School Transport 2018/ 2019

Bus Éireann's on-line application system for school transport is now open. Go to www.buseireann.ie for further information.

Closing date for applications is the 27th April 2018.

Internet Safety

A reminder to all that you should never open an email or it's attachments unless you know the source of the email.

If you receive an email from an unusual source, simply delete it.

If you accidentally open an email that is seeking something from you (e.g. passwords, home address, money etc.), take a screenshot of the email including the address from which it came and print the screenshot. If you can block the sender, you should do this also. Never click on a link or attachment within the email.

Sometimes the author of an email will try to trick you into believing that they know something about you. Report such emails to a parent/ guardian or teacher immediately.

As a rule of thumb, you should notify a parent/ guardian or teacher about all emails that look to gather information about you or others.

For further information visit www.webwise.ie

Annual Cash for Clobber Fundraiser

Our annual Cash for Clobber fundraising event takes place over the next number of weeks.

All discarded clothes, curtains and bed linen, shoes and towels will be gratefully accepted as part of this drive.

This is a great opportunity to do a spring clean! We will post details of how to leave the clobber into the school at a later date!

All funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the PE Department.

Bord na Gaeilge UCD

The Board na Gaeilge UCD Irish Language Student Residence is at the centre of Saol na Gaeilge on the UCD campus since 2000. Teach na Gaeilge offers scholars a unique experience. Students from various subject areas, have the opportunity to live and work together through the medium of IRish, while further developing their individual talents through a range of social and cultural activities.

Bord na Gaeilge offers scholarships to 24 students (12 first years), who are fluent Irish speakers and who have the desire and ability to initiate projects which promote the use of the language.

Further details:

Clár Ní Bhuachalla, Bord na Gaeilge UCD, Foirgneamh na Leabharlainne, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Belfield, Baile Átha Cliath 4.

Tel: 01 716 7387

Access DCU Entry Route

The Acess DCU Entry Route is aimed at students who, due to their low family income, would find it difficult to gain entry to or take up their place in DCU. The eligibility criteria are the same as those for the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR). 

Two types of support are available:

  • Subsidised accommodation (20 Rooms approx) with access supports
  • Reduced point entry with financial scholarship and access supports

If a student has made an application through the HEAR scheme and is not seeking subsidised accommodation there is no need for them to reapply through this scheme.

Applcations may be made online at :http//dcu.ie/access/dcu-access-entry-route.shtml

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 27th April 2018.


Community School,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim. N41 VX63.

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703