Academic Awards Evening.

Congratulations to all of the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students, who received awards at the Annual Academic Awards Evening on Thursday the 18th of October.

It provided the school with the opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing support of parents and to recognise their hugely important role in the underpinning of their child’s success.

The evening was a wonderful celebration of our students’ attainment in their examinations and their continuing success in their studies, both within the school and in third level education.

For full details see the ‘Student Awards’ page above or click here.

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.