If you feel you need extra support during this time, please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of links to agencies that can offer support and/or information.
Stay safe and stay well. We are all in this together......
Leaving Certs 2020
Due to current changes to the Leaving Cert exams the following dates are liable to change. We will post any changes as they are published.
CAO online application opens November 5th
Discounted application deadline (€30 fee), 20th January 2020
Normal closing date for applications (€45), 1st February 2020
Online change of mind facility opens 5th May 2020
1st July Closing date for change of mind facility, online at www.cao.ie
Ms. S. Cashman, Ms. J. Murphy and Ms. E. Tarrant.
SUSI opens for applications for College year 2020 / 2021 on Thursday 23rd April 2020.
SUSI stands for Student Universal Support Ireland and is the student grant application body. Any student considering going to third level education and whose family income is below a certain level can apply.
Click on the following link for further details. There are lots of helpful videos on the site to assist you in filling in the form. Remember that SUSI eligibility is based on income for the year 2019.
College of Commerce, St. John's Central College and Colaiste Stiofan Naofa have cancelled their interviews for the moment, but they are still taking online applications for anyone who would still like to apply.
The college will contact those who have already applied and are awaiting interview.
Useful Websites Higher Education Further Education
ESB Networks Apprenticeships
In light of the current stresses due to Covid 19 and the uncertainty it brings to us all, the following links may be useful for people who may need extra support.
We all need help and support at times in our lives:
JIGSAW ONLINE........SUPPORT for YOUNG PEOPLE and their PARENTS
HSE Approved Resources:
www.jigsaw.ie/ Phone 021 2452500
alone.ie/ Phone 0818222024
lgbt.ie/ Phone 1890 929 539
Free phone-1800247247 Text Help to 51444
www.samaritans.org/ireland/branches/cork/ Phone 116123
www.childline.ie/ Freephone 1800 66 66 66
Mobile Apps that have been reviewed and approved by HSE:
Mindshift by Anxiety Canada,
Mindful Meditation for Stress Reduction
After setting aside time to practice mindful breathing, you should find it easier to focus attention on your breath in your daily life—an important skill to help you deal with stress, anxiety, and negative emotions, cool yourself down when your temper flares, and sharpen your skills of concentration.