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HSE information for First Year Parents/Guardians September 2020

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/schoolprog/6thclasseng.pdf

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Sligo Youth Information Centre

Young People and Parents

INFORMATION HELPLINE

(Sligo Youth Information Centre)

Call 085 8041020

If we cannot answer your call, you can Leave a Message, Text or Email us.

Email: yicsligo.ncycs@gmail.com

Email: catherinemcann.ncycs@gmail.com

Whatever your query you can contact the Sligo Youth Information Centre to discuss any questions and concerns, or if you just want to have a chat with someone. Remember you don’t have to know all the answers, there are always lots of options out there. We can go through your options, and help you choose what is best for you. We can help with the following and lots more…

· Finding a Job and Unemployment

· Writing a CV & Interview Skills

· Leaving Cert Students 2020

· Going to College – CAO, Course Choices, College Application

· Accommodation

· SUSI Student Grant Applications

· Apprenticeships/Traineeships

· Rights and Entitlements

· Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing

· LGBT Support

· Internet Safety & CyberBullying

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Letter from state examinations re fees refund

Dear Principal,

I refer to the announcements made by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh T.D., on Friday 10th April and Friday 8th May regarding the postponement and the revised arrangements of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. As a result of these decision I wish to confirm that the State Examinations Commission (SEC) is refunding all candidates who have paid their examination fee for 2020.

Refunds were processed on May 26th for all candidates that paid the examination fee online. Refunds will go back to the card/account which was used to pay the fee. The process can take up to 7 days to process.

If candidates have not received the refund by June 10th , they should email us at fees@examinations.ie with their exam number.

Please bring the contents of this email to the attention of the candidates/parents/guardians.

I want to thank you for your continued co-operation and support in this regard, it is very much appreciated.

Kind Regards

Jackie Wade
Higher Executive Officer
Fees Section

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Virtual Sports Day 2020

Like so many ‘first time’ experiences, this year students had the opportunity to enjoy a virtual Sports Day! To all who got involved, ‘Thank You’. Hopefully we will follow in due course with photos of the activities – and a list of prizes for the prizewinners!!

And a big ‘Thank You’ to Ms. Flanagan and Ms. Travers who organised the events, and to Ms. Reynolds for a reminder that there are good causes deserving our support, in this instance North West Hospice.

We had hoped for a sun soaked day and a fun filled day. Certainly we were granted the former, and we truly hope you enjoyed the latter.

Do not forget to keep active and doing fun things as the holidays stretch out before you.

Ms. Duffy

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Second Year CBAs – revised arrangement for Junior Cycle 2021 class

Junior Cycle – Revised arrangements for Classroom Based Assessments for students in Second Year in 2019/20

This is to let you know that the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has posted details on its website here of revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) for the cohort of students currently coming to the end of their 2nd Year (2019/20). These revised arrangements are on foot of the disruption to their learning caused for these students by the Covid-19 pandemic and the desire to avoid an excessive assessment burden in 2020/21. A summary of the revised arrangements include:

1. Extension of the deadline for completion of CBA 1s into the first term of the school year 2020/21, while also allowing for the possibility that some teachers and schools may wish to, and be able to, complete them before the end of the current term.

2. Removal of the requirement for students currently in second year of Junior Cycle to complete two CBAs in each subject, to a requirement to complete just one CBA in each subject. Students will be required to complete an Assessment Task in respect of whatever CBA they complete.

3. The school management and its teachers, in discussion where feasible with students, will choose the one CBA to complete for each subject. However, there will be some exceptions to this choice:
– To ensure assessment of oral communications skills, students must complete CBA 2: Communicative Task in Irish, and CBA 1: Oral Communication in Modern Foreign Languages.
– As they are linked in each case with the final examination in the subject, students studying Visual Art, Home Economics, and Music must complete CBA 2.

These arrangements will also be set out in the Junior Cycle circular for 2020/21 which will be published during the summer.

It would be appreciated if this information could be brought to the attention of the cohort of your students in question using the school’s usual communications channels.

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Parents Survey

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Guide for Students

Guide for Students

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Parent Student Survey Request by DCU

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the play world(s), friendship groups and potentially the wellbeing of every teenager in the country, with and without special needs. Playgrounds, schools and sports clubs are closed, after school activities are cancelled and children cannot meet and hang out with their friends as they used to. These are hugely significant changes in the day to day lives and routines of Irish  teenagers . In addition, we have no understanding of any ideas, strategies and solutions  teenagers and their parents came up with, where possible, to overcome these difficulties.

 

To access the views, experiences and opinions of  teenagers and their parents we have developed an online survey questionnaire on this topic and would be very grateful if you would consider promoting the survey on your Facebook / Twitter account  or forward on the link to any of your relevant email lists or parents to enable them to express their views. The survey runs from 8am Tuesday 26th May until midnight on Tuesday 2nd June if you would like to take part. The link  is  https://dcupsychology.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6L2wLEQ5zWuYKSp

 

Ethical approval for this study has been given by DCU’s Research Ethics Committee (DCUREC/2020/118) and the University of Turin, Bioethics Committee (Prot. No. 183243). The results will be available to all participants from https://www.facebook.com/Impact-of-Coronavirus-Restrictions-on-Children-and-Young-People-100285708379362/

 

Warm regards

Carol

Dr Carol Barron PhD. MSc. Grad Dip, BA (Hons), Dip Pharm, RGN, RNT, RSCN
Assistant Professor. School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health,
Dublin City University, Ireland; Room H216; Phone: +353(1)7007928. Email carol.barron@dcu.ie