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OUR NEWS

OUR NEWS

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2nd Year Surfing

5/05/2022

 

Our Second Years recently had a wondering social outing along the Wild Atlantic Way.The destination was Lahinch and the activity was SURFING.

 

On  Tuesday, Classes Flannan, Fiachra and Ciaran went together,while Class Brid and Ide went on Wednesday. The day was expertly co-ordinated by Mr. Forde who got  assistance from Ms. Phelan, Ms. Drudy, Mr.Duff  and Mr. Keane but the real winners were the students.

 

After changing into their swimsuits and getting an early tutorial at Ben's surf school the would-be surfers made their way down onto the sandy West Clare shoreline.Another group stayed behind to partake in activities like ring throwing and Boules.

 

Both days were heavenly with the sun shining brightly on the enthusiastic and energetic novices.After two hours of fun and frolics the groups swapped over and began again.After a well deserved rest, lunch and ice-cream from Spooney's the buses made their way home as tired and sunburnt students nodded off after a hectic but memorable day.

Click link below for some images of the trip.

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Easter Study

01/04/2022

 

Please 'Click Here' to access the booking form for Easter Study - April 11-14. 

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First Year Performance

10/03/2022

 

On Friday the 4th of March we enjoyed an action-packed hour of entertainment and laughter, thanks to the wonderful students of Class Pádraig and Class Séadna.

Based on the premise of a fictional storyline that centres around robbery, retribution and revenge, our first-year English students were tasked with creating a script, before facing the even greater task of performing it live. All students worked exceptionally hard to perfect their scripts, and rose to the challenge, performing their parts very well on the day.

Mr. Cunningham, who was in attendance on the day, praised the students’ efforts. He commended their performances, saying “you are incredibly brave to stand up here in front of your classmates and teachers and perform. That is not an easy task, so you should be very happy with yourselves.”

Every student who participated in the event received a unique award, in recognition of their outstanding commitment, bravery and enthusiasm. Despite facing some very stiff competition, the award for “Best Garda” was awarded to Ava Carroll, for her impressive performance as a “no-nonsense” Bean Garda. Other awards on the day included “Best Dramatic Performance”, “Award for going the extra smile” and “Best use of a prop” award. The “Rising Star” award went to Class Pádraig student, Ciarán Ryan, for his outstanding role as an angry father!

Thanks to all teachers and students who came along to the Hub to enjoy this event. We look forward to creating more drama soon!

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Autism Friendly School

08/03/2022

 

We are excited to announce that we in St Caimin’s Community School have registered with AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity, on their Autism Friendly Schools Project.

 

We will be supported by AsIAm in reflecting on our current practices, exploring challenges and identifying solutions.

 

We will investigate ways in which we can further refine what it truly means to be ‘Autism Friendly’ in St Caimin’s Community School.

The project will look at areas such as:
1. Teaching and Learning
2. Building an Inclusive Culture
3. Leadership & Management
4. Staff Development

The following school reflection tool will help us identify areas where we need to work on and develop targets on how to achieved these. Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey. 

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Returning to Normal

04/03/2022

 

As of Monday the 7th of March 2022, we are going to take a few more steps towards returning the school to normal.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your cooperation, patience, and support through what has been an exceedingly difficult two years for everyone.

CHANGES:

1. TIMETABLE: Room numbers will change on timetables and the changes will be available on VSware this evening. We would ask everyone to note these changes for Monday.

2. ONEWAY SYSTEMS: We are going to keep our one-way systems for corridors and stairs. It has proved successful in easing congestion on our corridors.

3. SANITISING: We are continuing with asking everyone to sanitise their hands on entering the building and when entering classrooms.

4. LUNCH AND BREAKS: We are returning to one break from 11.00 to 11.15 and one lunch from 1.15 to 2.00 for all year groups. We would ask all students to respect our neighbours when off the school grounds.

5. PE DAY: Changing rooms are now allowed to be used therefore students are asked to be in full school uniform every day and to change in the dressing rooms for PE.

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interfaith dialogue poster project

03/03/2022

 

1st year class Colman presented their Interfaith Dialogue posters in Religion this week.

The project aimed to promote more inclusivity and understanding across the school community.

Well done to all involved!'

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Wellbeing Week 2022

03/03/2022

 

Wellbeing week 2022 will take place from Monday the 7th of March to Friday the 11th of March 2022.

There are many activities organised throughout the week to highlight the importance of wellbeing. 

Click the link to see what is happening each day.

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Red Weather Warning - Co. Clare

17/02/22

 

Based on Government and Department of Education advice the school will be closed tomorrow as a result of Clare being in a red zone. Students are asked to engage with online learning through Teams tomorrow.

 

Please see announcement from the department below: 

Due to the extreme nature of Storm Eunice and the threat of multi-hazard weather events as confirmed by Met Éireann, the Department of Education is advising that schools in counties where Status Red wind warnings are in place and in counties where Status Orange Snow warnings are in place should not open tomorrow 18 February. This now includes Clare and Waterford who have been issued with Status Red wind warnings.

 

Remote teaching and learning should commence where possible, in line with schools’ remote teaching and learning plans.

 

All schools should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area.

 

A Status Red Alert has now been issued by Met Éireann relating to severe wind for counties:

•                  Cork

•                  Kerry

•                  Clare

•                  Waterford

 

 

Status orange snow warnings have issued for counties:

•                  Donegal

•                  Mayo

•                  Sligo

•                  Leitrim

•                  Roscommon

 

Met Éireann has advised that this is a multi-hazard event with wind and heavy snow. Storm Eunice will bring heavy sleet and snow leading to blizzard-like conditions in parts with treacherous driving conditions. The storm is expected to impact most during school commuting hours and this will make journeys to school extremely hazardous in the morning in those areas.

 

All other counties may open schools, subject to local conditions. Schools should have regard to the guidance on winterready.ie on safe opening.

 

All schools should keep up-to-date with the current weather warnings which are carried on all national and local news bulletins and in particular any change in the status warning for their area.

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Safer Internet Day

04/02/2022

 

St. Caimin's Community School will embark on a series of activities to mark this year’s Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, 8th February 2022. The EU wide initiative will see young people across Ireland leading a series of awareness-raising campaigns and events in their clubs and schools to promote a safer internet for all users. Safer Internet Day is coordinated and promoted in Ireland by Webwise, the Internet Safety Awareness Centre, part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

There is also a free event on internet safety for parents compliments of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families Programme. (ISKF)

Contact: Avril_Ronan@trendmicro.com 

 

Details:

  • Monday Feb 7th, 2022 - 7.30p.m

  • Topics covered safety, privacy, managing time online, gaming, social networks and more.

  • Q&A time for parents​

  • Join Zoom from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

       https://trendmicro.zoom.us/j/98035295220?pwd=QzFOeGZxZ0o2Ty9vQkJ3c2JLNG52dz09

         Webinar ID: 980 3529 5220    Password: 062769

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Mock Examinations 2022

03/02/2022

 

Our 3rd and LC2/LCA2 students will be starting their mock examinations next week.

 

The following are a few points to note:

  • The Mock Examinations will start next Tuesday for Leaving Certificate Students and Thursday for Third Years.

  • The exams will run up until the mid-term break-Friday the 18thof February

  • To facilitate this the school break and lunch times will change

  • Morning break for all students will be from 10.30 –10.45

  • Lunch time for all students will be from 11.55 –12.45

  • The last period in the morning has now moved to first one for afternoon

  • Attached please find a copy of new school day–it would be a good idea to take a photo of this so you can check it easily.

  • All classes for all year groups will finish at 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and at 3.20 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We are asking that all other students out of respect to those doing exams, keep noise levels on the corridors down.

 

Gerry Costello(Mock Examinations Coordinator)

 

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Autism Friendly Schools Project

24/01/2022

 

St. Caimin's Community School has is working with As I Am in the Autism Friendly Schools project.

 

If you would like to be part of our working group please click the links below:

 

Student Information

 

Parent Information 

 

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Christmas Art 2021

10/01/2022

 

Congratulations to our students who took part in the Shannon Gardaí Christmas Poster Competition 2021. Pictured are some winners of Eason’s vouchers and selection boxes.

Selection Box Winners:

  • Emel Fitzgerald - Eren

  • Grace Carmody

  • Lauren Mulready

  • Jagodda Lupa

  • Nicole Linton

 

Voucher Winners:

  • Lily Egan

  • Robin Leenane

  • Justina Wesclowska

  • Willow Leenane

  • Brooke Mc Gorrian

  • Rokoslana Sipko

 

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After School Study

10/01/2022

After school study is now available for all students. To book a slot please follow this link

 

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Reopening of Schools

05/01/2022

 

We are looking forward to welcoming all our students and staff back tomorrow after the Christmas break. We are asking for the support of all to ensure we can operate in a safe environment. The following link has very useful information and we would ask all staff and parents to have a look at it.

 

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Junior Camogie - Final Bound

The St Caimin’s junior camogie team travelled to Rathkeale to take on Causeway of Kerry in the Munster semi final. Causeway started the brighter with a number of good attacks. The Caimins defence held off a number of scoring opportunities for the Kerry side with the full back line of Molly Purcell, Eabha Collins and Claire O’Grady coming to the fore.

 

Our goalkeeper Avril Crowe was well tested in the opening minutes but pulled off a number of excellent saves. As the first quarter progressed Caimins looked dangerous going forward and made the most of scoring opportunities when given half a chance with Aoibheann Sweeney, Amy Chaplin and Aoibhe O’Leary keeping the scoreboard ticking. Emma Crowe, Roisin O’Grady, Danielle Sheedy and Grainne Mc Mahon worked tirelessly in the middle of the field, setting up scores for our clinical attackers. We continued to stay on top as the game progressed with brilliant play from our half back line of Amy O’Rourke, Caoimhe Hegarty and Kate Kennedy. The introduction of Kim O’Brien, Ava Kelly, Aimee Kilmartin, Ruby Sheedy and Laura Meaney only strengthened the team with fresh legs much needed in tough conditions.

 

Sarah Mc Evoy was introduced early in the game for the injured Avril Moore and really made her mark.

 

The girls produced a super performance to reach a first Munster camogie final in a number of years. Newmarket on Fergus, Sixmilebridge, Cratloe and Wolfe Tones camogie clubs were well represented on the panel.

 

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Reasonable Accommodations 2022

24/11/2021​

If your child is in receipt of SEN supports they may qualify to apply for Reasonable Accommodation (RACE) in their State Examinations. All information about RACE is available at the following link

Any RACE application is based on the Continuum of Support and must meet the criteria laid out by the State Examinations Commission. 

Any queries please contact sharon.bulfin@stcaimins.ie

 

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#StandUp2021

19/11/2021

#StandUp2021 has really been something special.


Our students have worn their colours and stood up to be counted.


They want to send the message that everyone in our community is valued and that everyone should feel safe to be their true self. #Pride 🏳️‍🌈

To see some images of the day follow the link

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Helping Your Child Help Themselves

17/09/2021

Free online webinar for Parents/Guardians/Carers on anxiety in children and young people.

 

Date = Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Time = 7.30 - 9.00 p.m.

 

For more information follow this link

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Handle With Care

4/09/2021​

If your family is experiencing difficulties at home we would like to provide additional support at school.

 

We understand that you are not always able to share details and that’s ok.

 

If your child is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please text “Handle with Care” and their name to 0871671854

This will let us know that your child may need extra time, patience or help during the day.

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Candidate Appeal Information

07/09/2021​

The portal to register to view scripts is open from Tuesday evening the 7th of September at 5 p.m. until Wednesday the 8th of September at 8p.m.

 

Students must register there for everything. It’s only open for 24 hours. All exams marked online can be viewed online. 

 

The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) is a service provided by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) for candidates entered for the 2021 Leaving Certificate. To login to access your results students will require  Examination Number and the password created when they registered through the Portal.

 

Only those not marked online and components will be available to view in school next Saturday 11th.

Viewing Sessions - Saturday 11 September

 Session 1: Session 2: Session 3:

9 am – 11am 12 pm – 2 pm 3 pm – 5 pm

More information can be found at this link

The guidance page also contains very important information

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Leaving Certificate 2021Results information

3/09/2021​

The following contains information that might be useful to students who have just received their Leaving Certificate results:

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Afterschool Study 2021 - 2022

3/09/2021​

Afterschool study will be starting next week. For any students interested in availing of this please check out the designated study page

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Leaving Certificate Results 2021

2/09/2021​

Check out our guidance page for information on the Leaving Certificate results 2021 and CAO offers. 

Any queries please contact the school on 061364211

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Advice for returning to School