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Our school yearbook 2020

Our 2020 school yearbook has now been launched. The yearbook has over 110 pages and a pdf copy has now been sent to your school email address. 

Yearbook launch and Leaving Cert message 2020

This Thursday night at 7 p.m. please join us for the premiere of a very special video. This video was made to launch our yearbook and give a farewell message to our Leaving Cert Class of 2020. 

The 110 page School Yearbook will be available to download from the school website immediately afterwards. 

 

Calculated Grades- Important Notice for Students

 

Sixth Year Students, please follow the links for details about the Leaving Certificate ‘Calculated Grade Student Portal’ .  The school was notified of these today.

Before You Start Guide (PDF)

Calculated Grades Portal- Guide (PDF)

Guide for Students (PDF)

Guide for Parents and Guardians (PDF)

The timeframe for accessing this Portal is quite limited (10am Tuesday 26th May – 10pm Thursday 28th May).

Please read the details of these documents carefully with your parents/guardians.

Please note if you have queries you may contact the school using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone - 068 30631.

 

Leaving Cert 2020- postponement

"This summer's Leaving Cert exams have been cancelled, with Minister for Education Joe McHugh revealing details of an alternative plan.

All students are to be offered the option of accepting calculated grades instead of sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date in new plans announced this afternoon.

There will be four layers to the calculated grades system:

  • An estimation of scores and rankings by a student's teacher. The teacher will estimate a percentage mark for each student, and also their ranking compared to classmates. This will happen for each individual subject. 
  • This will then be subjected to an in-school alignment process, in which subject teachers will work together to finalise their estimated marks and rankings. 
  • The school principal will review and sign off on marks, and may return estimated ranking or marks to teachers for further consideration.
  • A process of national standardisation using statistical methods to ensure a common national standard is applied. "

Full RTE report here

Department of Education and Skills statement here

Department F.A.Q on new system

Announcement on revised arrangements for Junior Cycle 2020

 

Revised arrangements for Junior Cycle 2020 have been announced today:

All third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates for the completion of Junior Cycle by the Department of Education and Skills

Schools given autonomy to assess students and all students to receive a report on achievement

Adult learners to be given opportunity to take final Junior Cycle examinations in autumn

Report from RTE here

Department of Education and Skills Press Release below:

 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Wednesday 29 April 2020) announced revised arrangements for this year’s Junior Cycle.

The decision was taken following recommendations from an advisory group of stakeholders as part of planning for the State Examinations in response to the Covid-19 public health measures and the decision that the Junior Cycle State Examinations will not run this year.

Minister McHugh attended the meeting of the advisory group and thanked the members for their work.

Minister McHugh said:

“In this difficult time for students I have listened to the very strongly-held and well-articulated views of students, parents and other stakeholders,”
 
“This decision has been made with the health and wellbeing of students, parents and teachers at the forefront of our thinking.
 
“It gives students and their families more clarity and certainty. It also gives schools freedom to decide how best to assess the progress of students following three years of hard work and learning.”
 

Under the revised arrangements and in light of the exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the work and achievement of third year Junior Cycle students will be recognised with a state certificate from the Department of Education and Skills.

As soon as possible after the end of the current school year, students will receive a written school report on their learning achievements in each subject, short course and/or priority learning unit

Schools are also being given autonomy to decide whether to run school-based assessments and what form they take. Options to consider include school-designed examinations, tasks, projects, assignments, essay style questions, presentations, or other tasks agreed at a local level. Guidance for schools on reporting to students and parents, developed with the advice of the advisory group of stakeholders, will be published by the Department.

The State Examinations Commission is also being asked to put in place specific arrangements for adult learners to give them an opportunity to take final Junior Cycle examinations for which they are entered in autumn 2020.

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School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Address:
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631
E-mail: colaisteideagusiosef@lcetb.ie
   

 

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