Fresh Film Festival are doing a live screening of the finalists starting at 10 am on their YouTube channel, featuring three films made by our students! FRESH FILM RESULTS

Best of luck to: 
Oisin McKeogh with his film ‘Midsummer Beauty’,

the TY2 Film Class for their factual piece ‘In the Future’ directed by Maeve O’Brien, and

Alisina Hussaini, Cathal O’Donnell, Jack Grace and Kian Donnelly for their documentary ‘Ali’s Story’.

Be sure to tune in and vote for your favourites to win the audience award!

This is the perfect time to sit and watch amazing movies made by your peers. So tune in and share on social media so we can all show our support to our finalists!

Student Update

We hope you and your families are keeping well during these uncertain times.  We are continuing learning for our students. This will take a variety of different formats.  Instructions from each individual teacher are available on our website. Please go to and click on ABOUT/SUBJECT DEPARTMENTS. Select the teachers name and look for instructions for your class. All parents were sent a password by text to access this section of the website.  Please email the school if you did not get the password.

Some teachers will be using Microsoft Office 365 to continue learning and this will be outlined in their section on the school website.

How to access Microsoft Office 365

All students have access to this package using their school email.  To access Microsoft 365 students need to go to  Each student has an email and password they use to sign in. These are the same details students use to log on to computers in school. Just to remind you student emails are in the format:

year of entry to the school.first


Student passwords are the same as used to log on to computers in school.

We will be posting a number of simple videos on how to use Microsoft 365 over the next while. Online versions of word and one note are not as versatile as downloading the apps. You may be prompted to download and we would recommend this.

If there are any issues please email the school


State examinations commission press release Impact of School Closures on Examination Activities



Impact of School Closures on Examination Activities

As a result of the current closure of all schools in the State, the impact on the state examination activities scheduled at this time and in the near future has been considered by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills.

 Consequently, the SEC is confirming;


  • The cancellation of the oral and practical performance tests of the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations, which had been scheduled to take place from next Monday 23rd March to Friday 3rd April, and to award full marks to candidates due to take these tests;
  • That schools and candidates are allowed flexibility in relation to the completion of other project work and coursework across a number of subjects which are currently scheduled to be completed in the period 20th March to 24th April. Students will now be allowed to complete this work up to 15th May, which will allow candidates time to complete this work.; and
  • That the SEC, in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, will continue to monitor the evolving situation very closely and will act in accordance with Government and public health advice


These decisions have been taken on foot of a recommendation from the SEC, working in close collaboration with the Department of Education and Skills, acting in the best interests of students in the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in. The intention is to alleviate student concerns about the demands they may be facing into in the coming weeks.


The oral and practical performance tests will not be rearranged and full marks will be awarded to candidates for these components. The tests which have cancelled were due to have been held from Monday 23rd March and to run until Friday 3rd April. The tests comprise the Leaving Certificate oral tests in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese;  practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Music; and a practical performance test  in Junior Cycle Home Economics. Awarding full marks for these cancelled components guarantees that candidates cannot be awarded a lower mark than they would have achieved in the test. The SEC considers that this is the fairest approach in the circumstances. In making these arrangements the SEC is stipulating that candidates will take their final examinations in these subjects at the level they indicated when confirming their subject choices to the SEC earlier this year, other than continuing to allow Leaving Certificate candidates to drop down from Higher to Ordinary Level on the day of the final examination.


In making these recommendations the SEC has been acutely conscious that the period from now until June is an exceptionally busy period for candidates preparing for their certificate examinations especially those getting ready for the high stakes Leaving Certificate.   During this period of unexpected absence from school, candidates are bound to have concerns about the demands of examination activity when they return to school particularly as they will wish to refocus their efforts on their preparations for the written examinations commencing on the 3rd June.  Student welfare is of utmost concern at this time and the SEC wishes to provide reassurance to students and their parents and to provide clarity about what they need to focus on during their absence from school.

At Leaving Certificate, students are working towards the completion of project work and coursework in various subjects with completion dates between 20th March and 24th April.  At Junior Cycle, students may be completing assessment tasks and project work.  In recognition of the current loss of class time during which much of the project work is undertaken, schools and candidates are now being allowed flexibility to complete this work up to 15th May, which will allow candidates time to complete this work.


The SEC and the Department of Education and Skills are continuing to monitor very closely the evolving situation regarding upcoming examination activities.


Candidates should continue to prepare for the practical examinations scheduled for the end of April and early May and the final examinations scheduled for May and June.   In the period Monday 27th April to Friday 8th May, the timetable includes practical examinations in Leaving Certificate Art Life Sketching, Engineering, Construction Studies, and Junior Cycle Metalwork.  There are also final examinations during May which will see these subjects being completed in their entirety before June  (LCVP Link Modules on Wednesday 6th; Leaving Certificate Applied ICT on Wednesday 13th; and Leaving Certificate Computer Science on Wednesday 27th May). The written examinations are due to commence on Wednesday 3rd June.


Delivering the state examinations each year requires a partnership approach between the SEC, teachers, school principals and the education partners.  The SEC will continue to engage collaboratively with the education stakeholders and the Department of Education and Skills in the weeks ahead.  The SEC will continue to act in accordance with advice from Government and public health authorities in relation to this rapidly evolving public health emergency. 


Notes for Editors

The timetables for the final written examinations and the schedules for other examinations and assessment activities (project work; coursework; practical tests, etc.,) ae available here

“The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve”
Message from Chief Medical Officer for school website please. 
The next seven days are “vital” in Ireland’s ongoing battle to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve,” he declared on Twitter.
Dr Holohan urged everyone to play their part by taking the following steps. These are:
1. Reduce your social contacts – see only a handful of people in your network
2. Distance yourself two metres from people in shops and supermarkets 
3. Stop shaking hands or hugging when you say hello
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
5. Wash your hands regularly and practise cough and sneeze hygiene
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
7. Check on your vulnerable family members and neighbours
8. Work from home where possible
”The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve,” he declared on Twitter.

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