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 [...]
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 [...]
Written by Ally Narra (TY) The Transition Year Drama group and their Drama teacher Mr D. O'Loughlin showcased their play 'When They Go Low' by Natalie Mitchell on Thursday 31st January. The play focused on feminism and standing up for women's rights. The play had a great story line, 'Boys rating the Girls based on looks', along with an outstanding cast of students who took part in this annual occasion, from acting to directing to music and backstage support. The students showed great acting skills and potential. Everyone could feel the emotion coming from each one of the students on stage. Enjoying great [...]
Written by Cassandra Carey (3rd year Sonas) As a part of Wellbeing Week, our teachers and other staff members organised a culture day as a way to celebrate and understand the many different counties and cultures that so many of our students originate from. The countries involved in culture day were Poland, Latvia, Ireland, Nigeria, Croatia, Angola, Ghana, Brazil, Germany, Romania, Spain, Lithuania, Russia, Philippians, Scotland and South Africa. The students who participated in the event were asked to make a cuisine native to their country. For example, the Polish table made ‘Chrusty’, which is fried pastry covered in powdered sugar; [...]
On Tuesday 25th September, 40 of our female students in 3rd year attended 'Exercise Energize' multi-sports day. This fantastic event was held in the National Indoor Athletics Arena, with the aim of targeting teenage girls and motivating them to keep up sport and exercise. Our lucky ladies had the opportunity to try sports such as Gymnastics, High Jump, Long Jump, Circuits, Javelin, Running and Zumba! Thank you to Ms. Hennelly and Ms. Mahony for organising this initiative.
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