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Some additional resources, posted on the schools Facebook page, for supporting students over a critical incident.
In 2021 we’re going socially distanced!
Join Pieta and Electric Ireland for a special Darkness Into Light sunrise, and give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Join in any way you can – walk, swim, bike or simply share your sunrise moment.
See the Chaplain Mr Wright or Mr Comasky for further details on how you can participate.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has announced the reopening of the Candidate Self Service Portal between 12 noon on Tuesday 27th April 2021 and 6pm on Friday 30th April 2021 for candidates to review and finalise their level selection and their choices of examinations, Accredited Grades or both for the 2021 Leaving Certificate for each subject in which they are entered.
A comprehensive guide to this phase of the portal is attached and it has been published this afternoon on www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate and www.examinations.ie Candidates have received a text message alerting them to the availability of the guide, with a follow-up e-mail issuing over the weekend. The Candidate Self Service Portal helpline will be available throughout Phase 2 on 1800-111135 or 1800-111136.
Orals for the 2021 Leaving Certificate will take place during the Easter break.
Irish - Monday 29th March and Tuesday 30th March.
French - Tuesday 6th April
German - Tuesday 6th April
Students time slot and protocols will be sent to their Microsoft Teams account on Friday 26th March.
This year at St. Ciaran's we will be holding our Wellbeing Week virtually and will be asking our whole school community to walk, run or cycle within 5km of their homes during the week of February 22nd. This event will be in aid of a local charity, which will be revealed on February 22nd, and teachers, students, and their families can take part. Prizes will be awarded for the most active student in each year group. To partake in this event, please download the Strava app off the app or android store and join the relevant group (For example: if you are in first year please search for "St. Ciaran's First Year").
1st Year ‘Rooted in Reading’ Passports Initiative
All first year students will receive their ‘Reading Passports’ this week to encourage our student’s uptake of reading for enjoyment. We believe that reading for enjoyment reduces stress, improves analytical thinking, boosts vocabulary, writing skills and develops increased memory skills.
Each week, 1st years have the opportunity in English class to participate in ‘Drop Everything and Read’ with a book from home. Students will complete a number of novels between school and home this year. Upon completion, they will receive a ‘passport stamp’ from their English teacher and record the book in their ‘Reading Passports’. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to successful readers in May 2020. With your encouragement and support, we hope to further build a culture of reading in our school community.
The Student Council are running a First Year Christmas Card competition. All cards should contain supportive messages inside. Cards will be distributed to the isolated and vulnerable via the Community Police in Navan. The deadline is Tuesday the 15th with prizes distributed on the 16th!
Christmas Jumper and Mask Day will be celebrated on Thursday the 10th of December in St. Ciarans CS - donations of €2 will be collected for our local SVP and Dublin Zoo.