Updates and Links

7 May 2021

26 April 2021

9 April 2021

26 March 2021

LC help: video guide for Oral exams

12 March 2021

LC help: video guide to the portal

11 March 2021

9 March 2021

26 February 2021

24 February 2021

17 January 2021

14 January 2021

12 January 2021

06 January 2021 – Press release


22 December 2020

18 December

14th October

30th September

28th September

7th September

Documents published on 7th September supporting the issue of Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades can be found here. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2ed9b-leaving-certificate-2020-calculated-grades-technical-reports/

1st September

26th August

6th August

21st July

24th June

29th May

26th May

22nd May

An online portal for Leaving Certificate students will be open from next Tuesday 26 May. Students in the first instance will be requested to use the portal to confirm the level at which they indicated they would be taking the examinations in each subject. Consideration is being given to students who may not have online access and also to students who may not engage in the process. A helpline will be available to support students with the portal.

• Information leaflets for schools and for parents/guardians on the calculated grades process are close to completion and will be available soon.

• A short infomercial for students, parents and guardians is being finalised and will be published in the coming days.

• The www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate webpage hosts a series of Frequently Asked Questions which have been updated on foot of the publication of the guidance document.

10th May

Leaving Certificate – Information for Students

8th May

Leaving Certificate – Guide to Calculated Grades

6th May

The Board of Management approved an assessment template for the SCHOOL REPORT at Junior Cycle. The rationale behind this policy has been discussed and agreed with staff. Please keep in mind this does not replace the Junior Cycle State Examinations – it is a school report which, in keeping with guidelines, recognises evidence of prior learning, is transparent, takes a whole school approach, and is inclusive of all students.

20th April

Welcome to Term 3.  Thank you to all families for supporting your sons with the challenges of distance learning.  This term, students should continue to follow their regular timetable for study.  Some of these classes will be LIVE sessions with your teachers.  The timetable for live classes has been sent to every student. 

11th April

Our Easter Sunday Mass celebration will be streamed live online through Youtube from 12 noon on Easter Sunday.

You can access our Youtube channel by clicking [here].

The celebrant will be Fr Paschal Scallon who will be joined by Fr John Gallagher and Fr Stephen Monaghan.

3rd April

Today marks the end of Term 2. Thank you to all families for supporting your sons with the challenges of distance learning over the last 3 weeks. Classes resume online on Monday 20th April unless otherwise advised.

For announcements relating to exams, school closures and other advice for students and families, please visit the Department website Covid-19 page.

Other supports can be found on the pages of the National Centre for Guidance

28th March

From today until further notice there will be no access to the school buildings or grounds. Phone lines are monitored between 8.00 and 13.00 Monday to Friday.  The College can be contacted in the usual way by email.

27th March

Letter from College President, Fr Paschal Scallon

Letter from Sec-Gen of Department of Education

Letter from Archdiocese of Dublin

Letter from Guidance Counsellor

DES guide-for-parents-supporting-children

DES advice-to-young-people-while-schools-are-closed

24th March

Message for our young people from President Higgins

FAQs on State Examinations (Orals and Practicals)

Revised dates for CBAs

12th March

An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Please see [here] for the full statement from the Department of Education and Skills.

The College front office phones will be monitored from 9AM to 1PM daily throughout the closure period, with the exception of the scheduled holidays on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March. If you need to attend the premises for any reason please call the front office in advance to ensure there will be someone present.

11th March

In a letter to principals, the Chief Medical Officer has explained that “the recent closing of some schools was a decision made on public health grounds after a thorough risk assessment deemed it appropriate.  All other schools will remain open”.

The letter requests that mailing lists for parents are up to date so that schools are “in the position to share contact details with public health authorities carrying out contact tracing, if requested, as facilitated by GDPR regulations in the event of a public health emergency.”

Please contact the front office info@castleknockcollege.ie if you have recently changed your phone number or email address.

Useful information on the coronavirus can be found here:

Dept of Education page (posters, video, advice, circulars)

Talking to young children about Covid-19

Advice for Schools