Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you and your families are all well. It has been a difficult few weeks for us all and we still have a testing few weeks to come but hopefully there are happier times ahead for us all and we will soon begin to enjoy life to the full again
Our teachers and students are back working online together and making the most of what is a very challenging situation. You can be very proud of your sons and daughters regarding the levels of interest and engagement they are demonstrating. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to Ardgillan on the following dates:
All students will have to complete a Return to School Form before returning. This will be sent to you via text in advance of their return. I would also ask that you and your child revisit the resources and advice under the Covid 19 tab on our website. In order to protect all members of our school community please note the following:
We are waiting on the Department of Education to issue guidance documents on the 2021 Leaving Certificate and we will meet with our LC students and arrange an information evening for our 6th Year parents when these documents are published.
The media has reported that the Junior Cycle is cancelled but this is not correct. The school will now issue the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement instead of the State Examinations Commission and students will still be awarded a grade in each of their subjects, a descriptor for their completed CBAs and acknowledged for their OALs.
Finally, I wish to thank you for your support and goodwill in these difficult times. Your lovely phone calls and emails of support give us all a lift when needed. Ardgillan is a vibrant and positive school community and by continuing to work together we will come out the other side of Covid proving we are dynamic, resilient and still strong.
Nuala Ní Mhurchú