Weekly Bulletin Friday 4th December

Thank you to our 3rd & 6th Year students

The above year groups have now finished their November assessments. The results of these assessments will be published to parents on Tuesday December 8th. It is important to commend both year groups on their excellent behaviour in the exam hall throughout their exams. The manners and respect that they showed towards their supervising teachers was outstanding. While of course the students know that we have high expectations for them in relation to their behaviour and rules/protocols of exams are explicitly communicated to students prior to all examinations, it is hugely important to praise and acknowledge that excellent behaviour and compliance with school rules. The boys are a credit to you their parents, to their Year Heads, Ms. Ni Fhlatharta (3rd year) and Mr Kelly (6th year) who invest so much time and effort into the boys, and of course their tutors and teachers. Well done!! As always, we are very proud of the boys and of the respect that they so willingly show on a daily basis for everyone here in the College. Thank you.  

Christmas Exams For 1st, 2nd & 5th Years (Timetables attached)-all students will be met at assembly to go through exam protocols and will be given a hard copy of their timetables. 

1st Year Christmas Exams : Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th December inclusive- 7 exams of 1 hour 10 minutes duration to take place in the College Sports Hall (a separate e mail will be sent to all 1st year parents in the coming days, explicitly detailing the way in which we run exams in the College (as many parents may not be aware), this e mail will also address the upcoming options for 1st year students)
2nd Year Christmas Exams : Thursday 17th to Monday 21st December – 9 exams each of 1 hour 10 minutes duration to take place in the Assembly Hall , College Canteen and A3 classroom.
5th Year Christmas Exams:  Thursday 17th to Tuesday 22nd December -7 exams each of 1.5 hours duration to take place in the College Sports Hall.
Due to difficulties around supervision requirements and social distancing restrictions, all 1st, TYs, 3rd & 6th Years will finish up school for the Christmas break on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th December. 
Teachers will issue appropriate schemes of work, assignments and relevant exam revision material to our 3rd & 6th Year students,  to revise and study over the Christmas break.  

Christmas Study for 3rd & 6th Years 

In response to the demand from our exam students and their parents, the College is once again offering Supervised Study during the Christmas Holidays . The details are outlined below :

4 days in total: Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31stDecember and Friday 1stJanuary 2021 

Each day will consist of 2 Study sessions ; 10am to 12.30pm and in the afternoon 1.30pm to 4pm

Study Fees are €20 per student non-refundable.

If you wish for your son to avail of Christmas Study, please submit the €20 fee in an envelope with the Application Form attached. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis as there are a limited number of places. Adequate social distancing will be in operation in all Study Centres.

Click here for Christmas Study Form

This form needs to be handed into either Mr. Barrett, Room (C2) or the Principal’s Office by Friday 11th December 2020

Team Hope Christmas Show Box Appeal
This year our school, as part of our Transition Year Young Social Innovators Project,  is supporting Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal. 

The Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign where thousands of individuals in Ireland donate shoeboxes filled with gifts to be given to children affected by poverty in Africa or Eastern Europe. It is an opportunity to share a little joy and excitement with children who live in circumstances where these can sometimes be in short supply. You can read their stories at www.TeamHope.ie 

 This year, due to the effects of Covid-19 restrictions, the Christmas Shoebox Appeal has gone online. 

Every €20 donated will allow Team Hope’s partners in Africa and Eastern Europe to purchase items for shoeboxes locally, which will then be packaged and delivered directly into the hands of children. 

You can drop donations into the school office or send an envelope in with your son for their class tutor. 

To make a virtual box of your own with your child, you can visit www.TeamHope.ie at any time and choose the items you would like to add. You can also upload your colouring page with your donation to personalise your shoebox! 


Thank you so much for helping us to support this appeal, please find attached an information flyer on the above appeal. 

Have a lovely weekend,
Kind regards,
David Quilter     Lorraine Shiels