New School Communication System

Dear Parent/Guardian, Please be advised that we will be launching a new school administration and communication system over the next number of months. Please ensure that you open and read all the correspondence that is been pushed out over the next number of weeks. Thanking you in advance for your attention and co-operation on this very important development. Regards, Mr Gallagher

Chaplin's End of Year Message

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians & CCS School Community, We find ourselves at the end of our school year, an unprecedented school year at that! At this time every year we look back on the year that has gone by. This year we do so with a different vision, the 2020 vision as it has now become known. We completed our school year in an unprecedented way to any other. As a school community we faced a new challenge, a challenge that was steadfastly accepted by all. The manner in which this new reality was embraced and acted upon should fill all involved with pride. We should also look back with pride on the many successes achieved. As we began our year, the days turned into weeks, weeks into months, months into terms and little did we know the ‘new normal’ that awaited us. However this new normal was embraced resolutely. We will hopefully look back at a time when we appreciated our families more, how we cared for our elderly and vulnerable in society; how we appreciated our frontline workers and all because we had to spend time apart. At a time when opposites became the norm such as the theme ‘Together Apart’, in looking back we now look forward. We look forward with Hope. Hope in our hearts, as the song goes, and hope in each other. It is important to embrace the faith that we will prevail. The values that we hold dear do not change and never go away. I reserve a special mention for our 6th Year students and their families. As students you will be missed. I congratulate you on your efforts in unprecedented times. I look forward to see your wish realised in having your graduation with your families when circumstances allow. My prayer is that all your hard work will come to fruition. I hope you look back with pride in what you have achieved. I am all too aware that ‘looking back’ will also be a painful experience for some especially with the passing of a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers will forever be with those who have lost loved ones at this difficult time. May They Rest In Peace. I leave you with an old Irish blessing: May the angels protect you.. May sadness forget you.. May goodness surround you May happiness be around you and may God always bless you. Stay Safe & God’s Blessings to You & Yours, Mr. Nolan Chaplain. #cashelcommunityschooltogetherapart

End of Year message to Senior Cycle Students

Please see our end of year messages from Management and Year Heads for 6th,5th and TY students

Junior Cycle End of Year Messages

Check out the end of year messages for our Junior Cycle students including messages from John Murray Deputy Principal, Emily Kirwan (Year head- 3rd yrs), Cathal Farrell (Year head - 2nd yrs) and TJ Quinn(Year head - 1st yrs)

Calculated Grades Student Portal

Dear Parent/Guardian/Student, The Department of Education has informed the school this morning that the Calculated Grades Student Portal will open from 10 AM tomorrow, Tuesday 26 May and will close at 10 PM on Thursday 28 May. During this time, students following the Leaving Certificate programme are required to register and also confirm their final entry level for each subject in which they are entered. The timeframe for accessing the portal at this stage is quite tight .Please find attached a letter to assist you with this registration. In addition you will require both your examination number, and PPSN to create a Personal Identification Number to confirm your identity. Finally if any student requires assistance or access to a device please do not hesitate to contact the school for assistance on these matters. There is Helpdesk support available to students by telephone, 1800-111135 or 1800-111136. Due to COVID19 restrictions the helpdesk phone lines will be available between 9.00 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Outside of these hours, students can email Regards, Mr Gallagher

Parents Association BOM Repersentatives

Dear Parent/Guardian, I trust you are well. I am writing to you to on behalf of the Parent Association to inform you that the 2020/21 school year marks the commencement of a new Board of Management in Cashel Community School. The term of office of a Community School Board of Management is three years and the current Board expires on the 31st day of July 2020 which is the third year after the Board was constituted. Community and Comprehensive schools are governed by Boards of Management which are given statutory recognition by the Education Act, 1998. The composition of Boards of Management of Community Schools is as follows: • Three Nominees of Religious Trustees or other private Trustee body e.g. Educate Together • Three Nominees of Education and Training Board Trustees • Two Nominees of parents (elected, of whom one must be a mother) • Two Nominees of teaching staff (elected) • Principal (non-voting) The Parents Association have been represented by both Richard O Brien and Liz Harding over these past three years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their years of services, input and dedication to the BOM. Their contribution on your behalf has been extremely valuable and considered. The Parents Association would like to commence the agreed process in seeking representatives for the next Board of Management. If you would like to forward a candidate to be considered for election please e mail the candidates details to by noon Thursday the 28th of May. Thanking you in advance. Regards, Parents Association

End of Year Reflection Together Apart

We would like to thank Mr. Tony Nolan, Mr. Eoin Fitzpatrick and Ms. Ciara O' Conor for creating CCS Reflection - Together Apart. Please click on link to watch Messages from the Year Heads and School Management to follow in the coming days.

Positive Vibes

Well done to all CCS staff and students who supported the Pieta House Sunrise Appeal last Saturday , we include a lovely sunrise photo captured by student Colin Tuohy .This week we concentrate on the importance of emotions and expressing them . The moodometer diagram in your student record book is very useful to help you express the different feelings you are experiencing at this time . We also include some wise words from Dr.Tony Holohan . Lastly our good news story this week looks the Canine Centre in Dublin providing care for the pets of frontline workers. Stay safe #InThisTogether Ms. C. Ryan