Leaving Certificate 2020

In light of the government’s announcement please consider the following information while navigating/processing your thoughts around this. We hope that the information below will help you to do this. We appreciate that this news will hit people in different ways. Please do not compare your reaction to that of others. You are all entitled to feel and think however you like while you come to terms with the announcement.

Have you got a question about what happens next??

Student Question Survey

We are aware the Minister’s announcement about the Leaving Cert will bring a level of uncertainty, in turn breeding concerns and questions about what happens next. We have created a survey to collect questions and we would ask that if you have a question that you submit it on this survey and we will hold a ‘Question and Answer’ session through Teams early next week. You are all welcome to attend this session even if you do not submit a question. This will be open for the next few days. No question is too small or big and they will remain anonymous.


Myself and Mr Curran will have an online assembly with all 6th year students on Monday afternoon on MS Teams.

Government Updates and dedicated 6th Year support

The government have just published a dedicated page for 6th Years with all the relevant and up to date information. If you see it here it is the truth. Have a look.


CAO Change of Mind

The change of mind facility opened on May 5th. You can now reopen your CAO and change around your preferences, add or remove curses etc… If you have any questions please let us know. We can arrange one on one Teams calls, of small groups if you and a few friends would like to go over anything.

Wellbeing Wall

A reminder that if you need to take a moment over the weekend to reaffirm yourself, take a little time out, or need some suggestions of ways to mind your mental health please visit the following link.


Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to say how proud of you we are as a school. Throughout these very uncertain times you have shown commitment, resilience and a strength of character that will indeed stand to you moving forward. (Even if it hasn’t always felt like it!)

Take a well deserved break this weekend, we will reconvene this conversation on Monday. 

Chat on Monday and we are here for you should you need us.

Emmet Sheridan