Message from President Higgins to Post Primary Students

President Higgins has issued a message to Post Primary students. To view the letter as a printable PDF please click here or on the image below.

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JCT/RIAI Competition Success!

Congratulations to our first year Graphics student Maia Davidson. Maia's hard work and determination to succeed has been heavily rewarded by having her work put on display in the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) building in Dublin. This only came about after the first week of the school closing (Covid 19) when a group of first year graphics student entered a nationwide competition run by JCT4 (subject support group for technology subjects) in collaboration with the RIAI. This work was solely produced from home and through distance learning.  
Students were asked to draw 'an object or a place' which they considered, made them happy. Students had the use their drawing skills and a combination of topics they had undertaken up until that point in first year, this was far from straightforward. Plenty of entries were put forward but one student's drawing in particular was deemed worthy by the organisers and has been selected among others throughout the country.
Hopefully this is the start of very a very bright future for one of our budding students. Well done Maia!
 JCt4 have tweeted a presentation of others nationwide who were also successful (see link below 1m 15 secs for Maia's entry!) 
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RIAI competition

Leaving Certificate 2020

8 May, 2020 – Minister announces postponement of 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations

All students to be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Friday 8 May 2020) announced the postponement of the 2020 Leaving Certificate. 

Following a decision at Cabinet, all students are to be offered the option of receiving Calculated Grades for the subjects they are studying and the alternative of sitting the 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations at a date in the future when it is considered safe to hold the examinations. 

The decision has been taken following an assessment of public health advice and other information and the implications for holding the exams from the previously rescheduled date of Wednesday 29 July 2020. 

The process of arriving at a Calculated Grade applies to:

  • Established Leaving Certificate – subjects
  • Leaving Certificate Applied – subjects, tasks and vocational specialisms
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme – Link Modules.


Please click on the links below for more information:

Click here for a Guide to Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate students 2020

Click here for a Guide for Schools on Providing Estimated Percentage Marks LC 2020

Click here for the Dept. of Education & Skills website

Click here for full Press Release by Minister Joe McHugh - May 8th 2020

Click here for information on the challenges of organising examinations with social distancing requirements

Click here for information on the wellbeing and mental health of young people  Leaving Cert Covid-19


Additional Links: Leaving Certificate 2020: Information and Resources

Louth Child & Family Support Services

Please click here to view the latest newsletter from Louth Child and Family Support Network which contains details of local service delivery during COVID – 19