Junior Cycle Information.

There will be an Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of First and Second Year Students on the new Junior Cycle Programme on Monday 29th January at 7.30pm. This will explain the principles, skills, assessments and practicalities of the Junior Cycle as they apply to your son/daughter.

Due to the Department of Education and Skills’ current changes to Junior Cycle, Grade Descriptors have now been included in the Christmas Exam Reports for subjects currently working within the new Junior Cycle Framework.

The following is an explanation of the Grade Descriptors, in line with the State Examination Commission’s grading of the Final Examination of Junior Cycle at the end of Third Year. These Descriptors will also be used on school reports for Junior Cycle students where appropriate.

Grade Descriptor Percentage

Distinction 90 – 100%

Higher Merit 75 – 89%

Merit 55 – 74%

Achieved 40 – 54%

Partially Achieved 20 – 39%

No Grade 0 – 19%

Academic Awards Evening.

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Despite a power cut the students who were invited to receive their hard earned awards for academic achievement shone with pride in front of their supportive parents and guardians. On Thursday 20 October the Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate, Short Course and Student of the Year achievers heard inspiring speeches form our special guests; Lieutenant David Melvin, Troop Commander Colm Fahy and Mr Donal O’Mahony who returned to fittingly present the short course awards.

For full details please click here or go to ‘Academic Achievement’ above.

State Exams Timetables and Support.

LC CandleGood luck to all of our Leaving and Junior Certificate students.

  • All information concerning state exams can be found here.
  • The Junior Certificate Timetable can be found here and the Leaving Certificate Timetable here.
  • Leaving Certificate FAQ here.
  • A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Leaving Cert…some great tips for both students and parents alike for life post Leaving Cert is here.
  • Key dates 2016 for Leaving Cert students and parents is here.

Academic Awards 2015.

On Wednesday 14 October 2015 we hosted our Annual Academic Awards attended by proud parents/guardians and teachers and beaming students. Mr Higgins excelled once more with his coveted certificates and Southern cross painting. Ms O’Driscoll’s impressive string quintet played ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ by Jerimiah Clarke and an extract from ‘Canon’ by Pachelbel creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Mr Fitzgerald introduced Mr David Hickey as our guest speaker. He is a former footballer and current selector for Dublin and the current Director of Transplantation. He was awarded two all-stars for Dublin in 1974 and 1976. He won the All Ireland with Dublin on three occasions in 1974, 1976 and again in 1977. David has won two League Medals with Dublin in 1976 and 1978. He is a consultant urologist and transplant surgeon.

Mr Hickey spoke of how we must be true to ourselves and not accept the status quo if we are to make a mark on our world. We must blend compassion with ambition and help the vast majority of the population who are not as privileged as us. His simple and truthful message will echo in the future actions of all who were present.

Mr Hickey presented our awards with the assistance of our Prefects. Deputy Head Boy, Conor Holland and Deputy Head Girl, Fiona Tighe introduced our Students of The Year who are awarded for their overall contributions to school spirit. Caoimhe O’Reilly, Cormac Donnelly, Aliza Alias, Maedbh Donnelly and Aisling Moore were the worthy recipients.

Mr Dempsey then presented the Junior Certificate Awards assisted by Prefect Jack Nicholson. Twenty six students received awards for excelling in the State Exam and Emma Doyle was awarded the Gold Medal.

Mr Clarke presented the Leaving Certificate Awards on behalf of Mr Fitzgerald. The overall Gold Medal Winner was Kate Finnucane who is studying Science in TCD.

Our Principal Ms Deeney then presented Daniel Burke with the Ger Kenny Maths Award. Daniel is studying Actuarial Studies in UCD. The Principal’s Award for contribution to the school community went to Rhiannon Curtis-Davis who is studying Primary Teaching in DCU.

For a full list of award winners click here. Photos to follow.