As we near the end of term for the 2019/2020 academic year, we have one final installment of our Wellbeing Newsletter for you to enjoy! As always there are recipes, book recommendations, wellbeing tips as well as a fantastic Baby Photo competition to see if you can recognise your teachers in their prime! Click here to view the newsletter and have a very lovely summer from all the staff and students of our Wellbeing team!
TY Graduation On Wednesday 20th May, Fingal CC hosted its first virtual graduation to say goodbye to our TY class of 2020. Organised and led by TY Coordinator Ms Lynch and TY Year Head Mr Burke, it was a fabulous end to the year looking back at what has been a packed TY programme. Our Webwise Ambassadors Danielle Itodo and Stephanie Gaas led the proceedings in a safe virtual environment, with music from Rebecca Kwok, Aaron and Jason Cunningham; a personal reflection from Petra Jantol; a poem from Lauren Mongey; and kind words from our Jigsaw mentors Roksana Bober and Glennis [...]
Dear Student/Parent/Guardian The decision has been taken by Government to postpone the Leaving Certificate examinations for 2020 and to offer students a system of Calculated Grades in its place. This includes the traditional Leaving Certificate, and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme All students will be given the option to receive a State Certificate of Calculated Grades in each subject that they have studied. The calculated grades model will have the same status as Leaving Certificate results awarded to students in previous years, but students will also have the opportunity to sit the conventional Leaving Certificate examination, if they wish. No date [...]
Please click here to read an information letter from Principal Sharon Mc Grath regarding the assessment and reporting of results for Junior Certificate/Cycle students.
Dear parents and students, We hope you are well and taking care of yourselves and each other. Our fervent hope is that we will be back together next September and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again! As you know the Department of Education has asked schools to provide a report to each 3rd year student which will be based on their learning achievement during the Junior Cycle. This report will be posted to each student in early June. The grade achieved in each subject will reflect a number of tests already completed and an assessment that will [...]
Dear Parents and Students As we head towards the most unusual and strangest Easter weekend in our lifetime can I thank all of you for your partnership and collaboration over the last 4 weeks. Despite the many challenges we have all faced you have worked with us to maintain teaching and learning from a distance. I know that parents and students really appreciate the enormous effort made by teachers and SNAs as they created a ‘new normal’. It is likely that this distance learning will continue after the Easter holidays and we are confident that you will continue to work with [...]
ADVICE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS Schools have not ‘shut down’ – Although your sons /daughters are not physically attending school you can still communicate with the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or, in some instances, teachers.Don’t try to replicate a full school timetable – It won’t be possible to replicate a full school timetable for a variety of reasons. Giving yourself and your children permission to accept this can be a big weight lifted.Expect stress – This is an uncertain and unpredictable situation, stress and anxiety are completely normal.Help children stay connected to their friends – Friendships are a key resilience factor for [...]
FINGAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dear Parents/Guardians, As you are aware the COVID-19 virus is a fast-moving situation and the decision to close schools has been made by the Government. The principle underlying the closure is to ensure that the most vulnerable in our communities are protected from transmission of the disease. We have been asked to work together to protect our loved ones and the wider community. We can all play our part in promoting an ethos of care for the people around us through attention to hand hygiene, social distancing and other guidance from the HSE as it emerges. We have prepared [...]