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Grad slideshow

2020/06/02 16:42:12

Hi parents/students, Leaving certs were sent a slideshow from the school on their school email. It was too large to attach so could only be shared with those with a school email, Enjoy!

Exam Refunds

2020/06/02 16:24:50

The following is a message from the Department of Education regarding the refund of fees: I refer to the announcements made by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh T.D., on Friday 10th April and Friday 8th May regarding the postponement and the revised arrangements of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. As a result of these decision I wish to confirm that the State Examinations Commission (SEC) is refunding all candidates who have paid their examination fee for 2020. Refunds were processed on May 26th for all candidates that paid the examination fee online. Refunds will go back to the card/account which was used to pay the fee. The process can take up to 7 days to process. If candidates have not received the refund by June 10th , they should email us at fees@examinations.ie with their exam number. Please bring the contents of this email to the attention of the candidates/parents/guardians. I want to thank you for your continued co-operation and support in this regard, it is very much appreciated. Kind Regards Jackie Wade Higher Executive Officer Fees Section

Senior Cycle Booklist 2020/21

2020/06/02 16:22:11

Here is the Senior Cycle booklist for the next academic year. Also available to download on our website https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7221_20200602172111.pdf

2020/21 1/2/3 Year Booklists

2020/06/02 16:20:35

The following are the booklists for first years and Junior Cycle students for the next academic year. They are also available as downloads on our website www.sjcc.ie https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5635_20200602171805.pdf https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9842_20200602171813.pdf

Principal's Address

2020/05/29 16:05:30

Dear Parent/Guardian, Today is the official end of our school year. I want to express my gratitude to all the parents and guardians for working with us to keep students engaged in their schoolwork since schools closed in March. I appreciate this has not been easy, to juggle everything in a very different world. A school report will be issued in June to 1st, 2nd and 5th years. 3rd years will also receive a report as record of their achievement over the last three years. I wish our Leaving Cert class all the very best for the future. You have had a particularly difficult time, and everything will work out for you, but maybe in a different manner. The school will continue to communicate with you over the summer as plans are put in place by the Department of Education for the re-opening of schools in late August or September. The annual School Book sale organised by the Parents Association is postponed due to Covid-19. School Uniforms must be ordered from Fashion Scene before Friday 12th June. Fashion Scene is closed at present, but Siobhan can be contacted on 094 9254352 or 086 3733586 and she will be available to meet you from June 8th. Finally, I wish all students and their families a happy, healthy and safe summer and I look forward to school resuming and meeting everyone again. Take care, JOHN KILLEEN PRINCIPAL

LC Portal

2020/05/26 17:17:32

Here are some useful guidelines for the estimated grade portal https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1730_20200526181716.pdf https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2969_20200526181721.pdf

Message from the President of Ireland

2020/05/21 08:39:22

Here's a message from Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins to the post-primary students of Ireland https://9ce41e382f9733db123e-4e7443186f69b0471f41cf15aaf25421.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1225_20200521093812.pdf

How to access unlimited mobile data for students

2020/05/18 12:54:43


Leaving Cert 2020

2020/05/08 16:00:38

For your information, please see press release below regarding the Minister’s announcement this afternoon. Also, I would like to draw your attention to a series of questions which have now been published, under the heading of Information for Leaving Cert Students, here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2f07eb-leaving-cert-2020-information/

Submitting assignments

2020/05/07 16:23:27

When you are submitting work to teachers over the next few weeks that’s handwritten, sketches etc, there is an app called Fast scanner that students can download to their phone. They photograph their work and it will convert it into one PDF file which they can then email onto their teacher. Its something which may be of benefit to you/ them: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coolmobilesolution.fastscannerfree&hl=en_IE https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fast-scanner-pdf-doc-scan/id586167688

Letter to Third Years regarding Junior Cert Assessment

2020/05/05 12:30:22

Dear parent/guardian and students, I hope this letter find you and your all well. The Department of Education have issued guidelines on assessment and reporting on students’ learning for this years Junior Cycle students. The following extract from the guidelines summarises well what is to happen: Key elements “In 2020, the Junior Cycle learning achievement of students will be recognised through a specific form of certification designed to meet the current, exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For each student, certification will involve two elements: •A State Certificate of completion of Junior Cycle from the Department of Education and Skills. Students should receive a State Certification that they have completed three years of Junior Cycle education in a number of subjects/priority learning units. This certification will be provided by the Department of Education and Skills. •A School Report setting out the learning achievements of students in Junior Cycle. Students should receive a written report on the broad range of learning that they have achieved in each subject, short course and/or priority learning unit at the end of Junior Cycle. This assessment of their learning will be provided by their teachers. Schools will have autonomy in how this assessment is to be arrived at and the format in which the report is provided. “ The School will assess the students in the following manner. An average of the six grades achieved over the three Junior Cycle years in school tests. The six are: Christmas and Summer tests 2017/18 Christmas and Summer tests 2018/19 November 2019 Mock Exams February 2020 The average grade from these six in each subject will be 70% of the final grade. The final 30% of the grade will be assessed in May 2020. Each teacher will give a task/assignment to their students which will graded by the teacher and form the final part of the assessment. The assessments need to be completed by Friday May 22nd All tasks/assignments set should take no longer than 2/3 hours of work to complete. A list of subjects and the assignments is being prepared and it will be circulated to you shortly. Teachers will be outlining to students in more detail about their individual subjects. It is essential that all parents/guardians respond to this letter to ensure the school is satisfied that everyone is aware of the arrangements. Please inform the school as soon as possible if your son/daughter is unable to complete these final assessments for reasons out of their control. Please email Mr Prendergast, Year head, by Thursday May 7th that you have received this letter. In all the above the school will endeavour to make it run as smoothly as possible for the students and I would stress to them to do their best and not to unduly worry about the assessments. Thank you, parents/guardians, for your cooperation and take care. Yours Sincerely, John Killeen Principal

May Day Projects by First Year History Classes

2020/05/01 10:25:48


State Examination Fees

2020/04/30 08:15:22

The SEC have announced the following: Leaving Certificate Fees: The closing date for payment of the Leaving Cert examination fee is being extended until after the exams are complete and the results has issued. Junior Certificate/Cycle Fees : Students will not be required to pay an examination fees to the SEC in relation to the 2020 Junior Cycle examinations, the SEC will be issuing a refund to all students who have already paid. There is no need to contact the State Examinations Commission as refunds will be made automatically. Further details will be sent to all schools in the coming days.

School Update

2020/04/28 10:23:26

Dear parent/guardian, I hope you are all safe and well. As the school year officially draws to a close in a few weeks, it is essential that student achievement is assessed and reported on despite the difficult and different circumstances we find ourselves in. Teachers are going to assess 1st, 2nd and 5th year students on this terms work. As subjects differ greatly in their nature, each teacher will communicate with their individual classes on how this will operate. A school report will be issued in June in the normal manner We are awaiting clarity from the Minister for Education on assessing our Junior Cert students. This has been promised in the next few days and we will be in touch when that clarity is given. I hope Leaving Cert student are taking good care of themselves, enjoying some of the fine weather and working at a steady pace. Again, take care and be safe. J. Killeen

Remote Learning

2020/04/21 09:00:25

Hope everyone had a safe and peaceful Easter. The last term has now begun and it's time to log on to your 365 account and engage with teachers. Details for the remainder of term will follow soon.

Planet Youth workshops will help Mayo, Roscommon and Galway parents overcome Covid-19 challenges

2020/04/20 12:50:41

Mayo, Roscommon and Galway parents dealing with parenting challenges created by Covid-19 are invited to attend online workshops designed to help them through these unprecedented times. Parenting Your Teenager Through Covid-19 will be the title of the interactive online workshops at 7.30pm on the following dates: Mayo – Thursday, April 23; Roscommon – Tuesday, April 28; Galway – Thursday, April 30. The free events are hosted by Planet Youth, a primary prevention initiative that aims to enhance young people’s health and wellbeing and assist them in achieving their full potential. Planet Youth has been operating in the counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Galway since 2018. “A key area of focus for us has been to provide support to parents in the region. We are very conscious that parents are now dealing with extraordinary challenges and we want to be there for them,” said Pat Conway, a member of the Planet Youth steering committee. “As we are all restricted in our face-to-face contact at this time, we are holding these workshops online using an innovative facilitated format. “Parenting Your Teenager Through Covid-19 offers parents the opportunity to engage with other parents in conversation where they can share their challenges while also acknowledging the good parenting that is taking place.” The workshops, supported by Healthy Ireland funds, will be led by Adolescent Psychotherapist Gina Dowd. Gina works with teenagers and their families. “We know from the extensive Planet Youth surveys carried out last year that, by and large, parents are doing a great job. For example, over 90 per cent of 15 and 16 year-olds surveyed across the region said they received warmth and caring easily, and these workshops will help to build on that,” added Pat. The workshops will last for approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a further video created by Gina that will be circulated to parents in the days afterwards. A parent who attended a recent trial event for this format, described it as “very helpful and re-assuring.” She said: “This is a very challenging time for parents, and it was great to chat with other parents who are in the same boat right now, and also to get some professional pointers from Gina. I found it very supportive and I think many parents will derive great benefits from attending.” To register for the workshop, simply email your county – Mayo, Roscommon or Galway – to events@planetyouth.ie and you’ll be contacted with a registration link. Yours Sincerely, Pat Conway Community Liaison Worker Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force South West Mayo Development Company CLG, Main Street, Balla, Co. Mayo, F23 WD31.

National Parents Council Survey

2020/04/20 12:32:02

The National Parents Council would like all parents/guardians of exam students to complete a short survey regarding the DES proposals with reference to the Leaving Certificate & Junior Cycle Examinations 2020. https://www.npcpp.ie/snapshot-survey-state-examinations-2020/

State Exams FAQ

2020/04/11 16:26:24

Some more details on yesterday's announcement

State Exams Postponement

2020/04/10 17:09:05

The following is the statement from Minister McHugh today: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-04-10.html

Leaving Certificate results Aug 15 09:30

First Year students begin school

3rd and 6th Year students return to school

2nd and 5th Year students return to school

Senior Girls Gaelic

Juvenile Gaelic

1st Year parent information evening

Jobs of the Future

1st Year vaccinations

Senior Gaelic

1st and 6th Year parent-teacher meeting

TY age action

U14 girls gaelic

Mid-Term Break

First Aid course

Senior girls gaelic

Spectroscopy in a suitcase workshop


U19 soccer

Senior gaelic

First Aid course

2nd and 3rd Year parent-teacher meeting

Work experience - block 1

Reading week

U15 soccer

3rd year Christmas exams

6th year Christmas exams


Senior Gaelic

3rd Year Assessment Task - English

U19 soccer

Study Skills

3rd Year Assessment Task - Business Studies

Transition Year trip to Dublin

Christmas exams

Christmas holidays

3rd Year Assessment Task - Science

Transition Year 2019/2020 and 5th Year subject options 2019/2020 information evening

Mock examinations

Transition and Fifth Year parent-teacher meeting

Mid-Term Break

Transition Year work experience

Junior basketball

Gaeltacht scholarships

U19 Connacht FInal

2nd Year French film

Junior basketball

1st & 2nd Year Gaelic

LCVP work experience

Mock French orals