Leaving Cert **Class of 2020**

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Dear Class of 2020,

Candidates who wish to sit an examination(s) in November must apply through the Candidate Portal used for the Calculated Grades process, which opened at 9am on Mon 28th Sept & closes at 5pm on Fri 2nd Oct. There will be no fees charged for sitting these exams.

If you choose to sit 1, some or all your exams, they will commence on Mon 16th Nov 2020 & will take place over a 4-wk period to Fri 11th Dec 2020.The timetables are on the SEC website examinations.ie. Remember you must register on the Candidate portal!


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The Calculated Grades helpline number is 01-8892199 and the email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Admission into Coláiste Abbáin September 2021

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Thursday, 24th September.

The school will accept fully completed application forms in respect of students in 6th class primary school (or its equivalent) to our 1st year group (90 students) in September 2021 from 1st October 2020, until 12 noon 23rd October 2020. Forms received before 1st October will be returned to sender.


Application Forms Full Annual Admission Notice and the School Admission Policy are available from the school office during school hours (9am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday) and may also be downloaded from the school website www.colaisteabbain.ie

John Nolan

Principal and Secretary to the Board of Management


2021/22 Admissions/Enrolment

DES Advice for Parents

Advice during COVID-19: Back to school 

From Department of Education and Skills 

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Everyone has been working very hard to ensure a safe reopening of schools for staff, students and their families.

There will be new rules and routines to follow, that are there to keep everyone safe.

Most students will be looking forward to going back to school and will feel happy and excited. Some may feel a little anxious about returning.

That’s a normal response at a time of change. Most will settle back in soon once they get used to the new rules and routines.

Remind them of the positive aspects of returning – like re-connecting with friends and re-engaging with school activities.

Good hand washing will be important for all students. Make sure your child knows to use a tissue to cover coughs or sneezes

or to cough or sneeze into their elbow.

At primary and post-primary levels, schools will put in place physical distancing procedures.

In primary school, younger children may not be required to practice physical distancing, but they may be organised into pods.

There may also be new rules about drop off and pick up.

Staff in all schools, and post-primary students, are required to wear a face covering where a physical distance of 2 metres cannot

be maintained.

Encourage your child to walk or cycle to school if possible and safe to do so.

Post-primary students will be required to wear a face covering when waiting for and when onboard the bus.

Schools will communicate directly with families about reopening. Talk together at home about what to expect when going back to school.

You should let the school know of any concerns you have about your child’s learning experience during the school closure period.

Having healthy routines in place will help with the adjustment of returning to school. Encourage your child to gradually introduce bedtime

routines that are closer to those used during school term. Also, help your child to eat healthily, take exercise and re-connect with friends.

Teachers understand that it hasn’t been easy to learn at home during school closures and they will support students to be ready to learn.

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, including a fever, a cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, or loss or change to their

sense of smell or taste should not attend school. Please follow guidance from the HSE on self-isolation and phone your doctor.

Make sure students know that if they feel unwell in school they should tell their teacher straight away.

Remember we all have a role to play in getting everyone back to school safely.

For more see gov.ie/backtoschool.

Information for students and their families about returning to school

From Department of Education and Skills 

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