St. Caimin's News​

ASD Class Enrolment 2021 - 2022


The enrolment portal for our ASD class 2021 - 2022 is now open can can be accessed at the following link

Letter from Minister for Education


Please find attached a copy of a correspondence received from the Minister for Education, Ms Norma Foley TD

Return to Online Learning Jan 2021


Please follow this link for the latest information on the return to school Jan 2021. 

Christmas Video 2020


This year's Christmas video  is a special one, with the talent and voices of students and teachers interwoven throughout.  

The words were composed by Ms O'Brien and read by Abby King, Nicole Buckley, Ciara Moore, Ms Bulfin, Seán Cabida, Eoghan Casey, Aleah O Rourke, Fionn Hayes, Marc Costello and Mr Cunningham.  

The music (Ashokan's Farewell) was played beautifully by Eryn O'Leary, Nessa O'Grady and Ms Kirwin.  

Thank you to Damien O'Rourke of Cuppa Tea TV for putting the video together. 

We hope you enjoy it.  

We wish you all a healthy and happy Christmas and New Year. 

A Covid Christmas


As Christmas 2020 approaches; our students have been reflecting on what this year has taught them, what they’ll miss this festive season but also what they’re looking forward to.

Click here to see their blogs.

Student of the Year 2019/2020


Covid restrictions led to the cancellation of our annual awards evening but we didn't want to go any longer without celebrating the achievements of these students, all of whom have shown great character and dedication. Congratulations to them all.

First Year: Gráinne McMahon

Second Year: Harry Monahan

Third Year: Méabh O'Grady

Transition Year: Katie Sage

LCA1: Amy McNeil

LC1: Clíona Murphy

Letter from CMO to parents


The Chief Medical Officer has issued a letter to parents urging them to make a plan to make the Christmas and New Year period as safe as possible. You can read the letter here.


He also draws our attention to the fact that the children's flu vaccination programme has now been extended to all children between the ages of 2 and 17. More information about the flu vaccine is available here



The following pupils from St. Caimin’s Community School have been selected as prize winners of the Credit Union Art Competition for 2020.

Age 14-17 years inclusive


Audrey Healy - 1st place

Jessica Crampton - 2nd place

Ryan Gallagher - 3rd place 


Age 11 - 13 years inclusive


Safa Ahmed - 3rd place



Audrey’s entry went on to the next stage of the competition and she was awarded 3rd place to win another prize!


Our picture shows Audrey, Jessica, Ryan and Safa being presented with Art Materials in recognition of their achievement.

NUIG Excellence Scholarships


Congratulations to Fiachra McInerney and Eimear Walsh (Class of 2020) who received Excellence Scholarships from NUIG last Friday. Both Fiachra and Eimear are studying law. We wish them all the best with their studies.

SVP Christmas Jumper Day 2020


Today was our annual Christmas Jumper day in St. Caimin's Community School. This fundraiser collected €1185 - All proceeds are going to S.V.P. 

See some of the amazing efforts at the following link




On Friday the 11th of December we will be encouraging our whole school community to join us in saying thanks to our teachers, SNAs, secretaries, cleaners and caretakers for the amazing work they have done in reopening out school this year.


We wish to say thank you to our parents and students who have shown us great support and who have worked with us so closely in making this year happen.


On Friday we will be encouraging everyone to do ‘One Act of Kindness’ - This can be as simple as a smile to someone

Thank you for your continued support


From all at St. Caimin’s Community School

Guidance Update for LC2 students



In the absence of the annual CAO Information Evening for all LC2 parents,  our guidance department have uploaded a detailed CAO PowerPoint here that covers a range of topics including key information regarding the CAO. Key dates are outlined in this guidance newsletter. Any questions please contact

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday the 11th of December is our annual Christmas Jumper Day. We are asking all Students to contribute €2 as they enter the school building that morning. All funds collected will go to our local branch of SVP. This year we have prizes; for the best dressed student and teacher.  

Terms, Holidays, Exams, P/T Meetings 

Supervised Study & Skills with QES 

Come Ski with St. Caimin's

Learn about life in St. Caimin's 

Support for students and parents

Career and subject choice information

Preparing for 2020-21


Here are some items of information that will assist parents and students in their preparations for the next school year





Our phased student return to school dates are; (please note these are subject to change in line with covid 19 public health advice)


  • Tuesday, 1st September: 1st Years


  • Wednesday, 2nd September: 1st Years


  • Thursday, 3rd September: 1st Years and LC2s, LCA2s and LCA1s


  • Friday, 4th September: 3rd Years and 1st years, LC2s, LCA2s...

A message from our BOM


We have been delighted and proud of the way in which our students, parents, families, and our teachers and wider school staff have responded In these unprecedented times. You have displayed great leadership and resilience in your approach to dealing with a very difficult situation.

To our students and their families. we know that the current situation caused you much anxiety and frustration.  We thank you for trusting your teachers and engaging so well with remote learning, Your engagement and support for one another at this time was very impressive. Parents, we thank you for sharing your suppo...

Student Support Phone


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will continue to offer the service of our student support phone for the Summer months. The number can be found on our school website.


The phone will be checked  twice daily before 10am and before 4pm. Calls and messages will be returned.

Extremely Important Information for Leaving Certificate Students


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT information on calculated grades is contained in the document linked here. In order to get set up for calculated grades all LC2 students must log on to the portal and must complete the registration process AND confirm their subject levels. The portal will open at 10 AM on Tuesday 26 May and close at 10 PM on Thursday 28 May. It is essential that you carry out these steps at this time so that ultimately you have the opportunity to receive calculated grades that will allow you to progress to employment, further education or higher education. 


Update - Guidance on Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate students 2020


Please follow this link to find the most up to date guidance issued by the Department of Education and Skills on calculated grades for Leaving Certificate students.


Keep any eye on the website for guidance for parents and students in the coming days. 

Update for LC2 Students/Parents/Guardians


Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. On Monday the Department of Education and Skills brought an end to tuition for this year’s Leaving Certificate class.

At their assembly on Monday morning LC2 students were given the proposed overview of how grades would be calculated. This information was taken from

This site contains the most up to date, reliable and relevant information. It would be well worth familiarising yourself with and keeping an eye on this page.

We will keep in touch with the updated information as...

Amber Newsletter


Over the past number of months here in St. Caimin’s we have had many initiatives to promote wellbeing and positive mental health. The last few months have seen us faced with many changes, challenges and limitations. We are a school which promotes the holistic development of all our students. This past year we have seen so many activities inside and outside the classroom along with a host of online supports.  Our hope is, that this newsletter will keep you informed about a flavour of what has been happening, offer advice and tips for promoting positive mental health & wellbeing and to provide s...

Student Support Resources


Please follow this link for a newsletter that may be helpful and relevant to you and your son/daughter for homeschooling with useful Websites and links attached. 



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