RTE - Shakespeare for JC & LC

2020/04/03 15:50:24

Junior and Leaving Certificate students, RTÉ will screen a series of classic BBC productions of plays by William Shakespeare, aimed at students - the productions will be available post-broadcast on RTÉ Player. Please see viewing times below: Shakespeare On RTÉ - The Schedule Shakespeare - Hamlet 11/04/20 RTÉ2, 11.25 am Shakespeare - The Tempest 12/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.50 am Shakespeare - King Lear 18/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.35 am Shakespeare - A Midsummer Nights Dream - 19/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.35 am Shakespeare - As You Like It - 25/04/20 RTÉ2, 9.45 am Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing - 26/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.10 am Shakespeare - Julius Ceasar - 02/05/20 RTÉ2, 10.20 am

Message for Students & Families

2020/04/02 10:31:04

Dear Students and families, I want to touch base with you as we approach what should be a normal Easter break from school. Unfortunately it is anything but. I want to acknowledge the wonderful effort you are making in regard to your online learning. Please stay engaged as best you can. Your Year Heads also asked me to congratulate you on the excellent work ethic and application so many of you are showing. Well done. While the vast majority of you have been working very hard over the last few weeks, the Easter break should be recognised as that and used as an opportunity to mind and look after yourselves. I will be saying the same to your teachers in this regard, who have also being doing tremendous work. I appreciate you don’t have the normal freedoms to do that but it can be done through exercise, music, reading, film etc. I would certainly encourage as much exercise as possible, whether that is a run or walk close to home or a workout of some form at home, all of which enhances your overall wellbeing. It is important to look after both your mind and body at this time. I recognise that it is more difficult for our 6th year lads at this time but you too need to balance the work over Easter with rest, exercise and down time. Gentlemen, well done on the efforts you have made to restrict your movements. I appreciate it is alien to the way you function. The loss of close contact with your friends is also extremely difficult but highlights the importance and value they have in your life. We all work very hard in the CBS developing those relationships and it’s the respect that you have for each other that allows you make the sacrifices that you are making now. I promise you will reap the rewards in time. I would like also to acknowledge the “heroes” on the front line, many of them leaving your homes every morning/evening, fabulous people driven by a strong moral purpose, doing wonderful work. I hope you and your families are coping well and you know we are available if you need us at any stage. The Guidance team are available at and Ann Marie Johnson is available from 11am to 1pm each day on 0851404264. If you need to contact me you will get me on or come through the app or re any other issues. Stay well and stay doing what you have being doing. The leadership you are showing permeates through everyone and we are hugely proud of the efforts and sacrifices you are making. As Mandela said “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears” Many thanks and take care, Ben Travers

Mock Reports 2020

2020/03/31 09:24:57

Mock Reports 2020 are now live on VSWare and available for viewing. These reports can be accessed through the VSWare tab on the school app (see image below) or by clicking the VSWare icon on the main screen of our school website We recommend that reports are viewed using the 'Print' option under the 'Actions' tab on the right had side of your son's VSWare account as it is much clearer to view. The instructions are fully detailed in the attached PDF. This document is also available on our school website under the Parents tab, For further information on the new reporting system for Junior Cycle please go to the JCT tab on our school website -> Junior Cycle Reporting. A reminder to all parents regarding VSWare - if you have not already reset or created your own password to access VSWare you must do so in order to view reports. Due to GDPR regulations the school can now only generate usernames for all parents to access their son's account. These usernames were sent as a text to all parents in term one. To reset your password please click the 'create/reset password' button on the VSWare login page (see image below). Parents will be asked for the last four digits of their mobile phone number when resetting the password.

Final Reminder - 6th Year Photograph

2020/03/30 11:51:10

For any 6th Year students that have not ordered their year group photo to date on Easy Payments Plus the deadline for ordering is this Wednesday April 1st. Please log into Easy Payments Plus and select '6th Year Photo' to make payment. Many thanks

After-School Study

2020/03/26 13:16:36

In light of recent developments that schools will remain closed until the 19th April, our after-school study programme will be reviewed at the end of the school term in May and refunds processed as a result. Many thanks.

Important Notification re; Google Classroom

2020/03/25 14:26:49

Dear Parents/Guardians & Students, Many thanks for your work and engagement to date with Google classroom. It is imperative that students are engaging with this online resource and keeping up to date with the work set out by their teachers. Please ensure that access to google classroom is via the student school email account only. We will be reviewing student engagement with school work on google classroom with teachers and Year Heads and contacting students/classes where work is outstanding. Please avail of this valuable resource and ensure your studies are maintained during these unprecedented times. Kind regards, The Management Team.

Guidance & Counselling Department

2020/03/25 13:02:39

Dear Parents/Guardians & students, Please see PDF attached with important information from our Guidance & Counselling team.

Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education

2020/03/25 11:33:02

24 March, 2020 - Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020. The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents. “The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. “My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen. “Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system. “I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”

Gaisce at Home

2020/03/24 10:16:58

The team at Gasice have launched the 'Gaisce at Home' initiative which allows for young people to continue on their journey with their Gaisce Award from the comforts of home. For more information go to I would encourage all of our TY students to continue to engage with the Gaisce programme, but please do so in a safe and considerate manner. Regards, S.Coy

Google Classroom - Instructions for students

2020/03/24 10:03:38

Good morning all, Please see attached PDF with instructions for students on how to "Hand in" their work in Google Classroom. Many thanks to both staff and students for your time and engagement with this platform to date.