School camps

We still have some places left in camps for our 1st and 2nd years over the next 2 weeks in Home Ec, Irish and Maths and Computers. Forms were given out last week and if there are students interested that didn't return their form you can ring the school today to book a place 045 528196 and we will decide then if there is enough demand for the camp to go ahead. Thank you.

TY1 CPR success

Thank you to our TY1 class and Ms Farrelly who are finishing up training all the students in the school in CPR as part of their YSI project.

Computer summer camp

IT Carlow are running a Connputing Summer Camp from 5th to 8th June, 9.30 am to 4.30pm. The camp is designed to give students an idea of what studying computing would be like in college. As there are so many opportuities avilable in the IT Sector it would be a great experience for any student. The cost of the camp is €40 which includes lunch everyday.

To apply for the camp please e mail

Job vacancies

Dublin Aerospace are now recriting people to train as Aircraft Mechanics. Details and aplication avilable at

Bus Eireann are recruting for a number of positions. Details and applications avilable at careers section.

The Insurance Industry is also recruiting people directly from the Leaving Certificate to train and gain a degree at the same time. Details and application at

Peter Mc Verry visit

Peter Mc Verry will be visiting the school on Monday 21st at 2pm in the school canteen. If any parents would like to hear Peter Mc Verry speak at this time we will have some spaces available . Parents interested can send in a note in the students journal tomorrow morning and it can be brought to Mr Murphy's office after register . Places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately we will only take names at this time so that we have an idea of numbers. Thank you

Positive Mental Health

A big thank you to all the staff and students who supported events in the school this year to Promote Positive Mental Health. Our regular efforts to support peoples Mental Health were supplemented with our Hike for Life, Positive Pumpkin Competition, our Positive Mental Health Week and our 1st year Wellbeing Walk. We have been successful again this year in obtaining our third Amber Flag which recognises the efforts made by whole school community in promoting Positive Mental Health and our fundraising for Pieta House who are managing the Amber flag process this year.

We would also like to highlight that Mental Health Ireland supports See Change’s Green Ribbon Campaign every May. The campaign promotes the Green Ribbon, which is now the international symbol for mental health awareness and promotes positive mental health.


Mental Health Ireland have partnered with SeeChange, the IFA and Coilte to GET WALKING, GET TALKING at the Talk & Walk events around Ireland.  

The Let’s Talk and Walk events encourage people to take time out of their busy lives, go for a walk and support the campaign to change minds about mental health.


 The nearest Let’s Talk and Walk is in:


·         Emo Forest, Co. Laois on Sunday, 13th May 2018 @ 3pm. Meet at Emo GAA/Community centre.


This May we would like to encourage all staff and students to take a few minutes out of your busy lives and walk the Positive Mental Health path at the back of the school with a friend or colleague.




Over the next few days Leaving Certificate students who have applied to the CAO will receive a letter from the CAO. In this letter there will be a document called " a statement of application record". It is vital that all students go through this document and make sure that all details are correct. It is vital that students and parents also read the yellow document that will be in the letter. If any student or parent has any difficulty with the letter please get in touch. 

The CAO will also re open on MAY 5th for students who wish to change their minds. It will remain open until July 1st. 

Exam fees

The closing date for the payment of fees/application for a medical card exemption has been extended to May 4th 2018. The school is not allowed to take money from students in relation to the state exams . Parents should make the payment online or fill out the medical card details online and then bring the confirmation email into Ms Doyle or Mr Murphy . Payments/application for medical card exemptions can be made using the online portal at