Leaving Certificate Students Return to School Arrangements March 2021

Dear Parents & Students,

The following video presentation contains important information about Leaving Certificate students returning to school for the month of March, and, information about the Leaving Certificate exams for 2021.

Coláiste Cois Siúire are recommending that the best option for students is that they opt to take sit the conventional Leaving Certificate exams in June. Students who do this will also be given an accredited grade and will ultimately receive the higher of the two results in their August results.



Return to School Declaration

Before returning to school, each parent (and student over 18) is required to complete an online declaration to confirm that their son/daughter is compliant with current public health control measures. A link to this declaration can be found here.


Leaving Cert students will follow a block class timetable until the Easter holidays. This will allow meaningful class time with teachers and facilitate less movement throughout the building. Please note the finish times of 1530 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and, 1300 on Wednesdays. School buses have been informed of this change.

Please note that Leaving Certificate students are required to remain on school grounds for the entire day over the coming weeks. Students should bring a packed lunch, or, the option to order a Centra delivery for lunch is available at breaktime each day.

Base Classroom

The sixth year base classroom will move to GC6 on a temporary basis. Students are encouraged to bring a storage container to place under their desk to alleviate heavy school bags.

Increased Health and Safety Measures

An updated version of our school Covid-19 Response Plan CCS Covid-19 Response Plan Phase 2 – Return to Education March 2021 (1)

School management would like to take this opportunity to remind students to observe all health and safety measures upon return to school: 2m distancing, hand hygiene and mask wearing at all times.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will run from 0830 – 0900 each morning and will be located in the Home Economics room on a temporary basis. 



Incoming First Years’ Standardised Assessments

Dear Parents,

Due to the current national public health guidelines, the standardised assessments of incoming first years who have accepted a place in CCS have been postponed until further notice. 

It is important to state that this does not affect any child’s place in Coláiste Cois Siúire in accordance with our Admissions Policy.

It is hope that these assessments can take place at the beginning of the new school year in September 2021. 


School Management.

Postponed: Pre-Examinations 2021

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, it is not feasible for the pre-examinations (mocks) for third and sixth year students to go ahead as planned from February 8th – 12th, 2021. 

Following any updates from the Dept. of Education about a possible return to school date, school management will then consider the feasibility of running pre-exams at that time. 

In the interim, should you have any questions, please email the school at info@colaistecoissiuire.ie


School Meals Provision January 2021

Dear Parents,

As directed by the the Dept of Social Protection, School Meals (Breakfast Club in the case of Coláiste Cois Siúire), should continue to be provided to those families who wish to avail of it during the current school closure.

This will be done by the school providing those items usually supplied in breakfast club as food parcels. The parcels will be available for collection by parents from the school on a weekly basis.

To register for this, please text or whatsapp HSCL Ms Diane Hyde on 087 7840601 before 5pm on Friday 15th January stating you name, your child’s name and note that it is for CCS. 

Should you require further info, please contact MS Hyde who will be happy to speak with you.