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Maynooth University - Entrance Scholarship

Congratulations to two former students who were awarded a Scholarship earlier this week.  Recipients were Alannah O’Brien and Clare Miller who both received Maynooth University Entrance Scholarships for entry 2023 as both achieved 575 points or more. The full value of the award is €1,000 each. Presentation ceremony took place in Maynooth University on Wednesday,

CAO Information

Jan 10 2023
A CAO Information Evening for Students & Parents is taking place on Tuesday, 17 January at 6.30pm. Registration is now open at Please note that spaces for the live online event are limited however, a recording will be available from noon on the 20 January at for those who are unable to attend the live event. The event will consist of a presentation on the CAO application process, advice on choosing courses, and supports for parents/guardians. There will also be a live Q&A with representatives of a number of the Higher Education Institutions.

UCD Ad Astra Academy Scholarship

Congratulations to former Head Girl and student Meadhbh Broderick on being awarded the very prestigious 'Ad Astra Academy Academic Award’ at University College Dublin recently. Meadhbh is studying ‘Actuarial and Financial Studies’ and was awarded the scholarship on the basis of her exceptional Leaving Certificate. Scholars benefit from a scholarship, mentoring and discipline specific supports, as well as personal and professional development opportunities.  

Darkness into Light 2021

Thank you to those who took part in our virtual event last year for Darkness Into Light.  The event is taking place this year on Saturday 8th May at sunrise, approximately 5.40am. Again, we are urging the school community to get involved by walking, swimming, cycling or simply lighting a candle in support and remembrance. 

If you would like to donate to the page you can do so by clicking on the link below:

Please continue to spread the message and offer hope by wearing a Darkness Into Light t-shirt, or anything yellow, and sharing your sunrise moment using #DILSunriseAppeal #DIL2020.

We also remind you of the link shared last year by our YSVP team ‘You are not alone’. If you haven't seen it already this is a great video that some of our students took part in: DIL Video


This is the link for this years' video: Darkness Into Light Video 2021

Bake Sale this Thursday

The Headstrong Mental Health Committee will hold a Bake Sale on Thursday 6th May from 1.05pm-1.50pm in the Marquee. Students and Staff are also encouraged to get create a piece of art based on the theme ‘What Inspires Me’. Please bring your work (posters/paintings/drawings…) to the Guidance Offices from Tuesday 4th until 11.45am on Thursday 6th May to be included in the display. Social distancing protocols will be in place for this event and a one-way system through the marquee will be in effect. If anyone wishes to donate some baked goods towards the event, please get in touch with Ms Cumiskey. Click on heading for the full information.

How's Your Head?

How's Your Head? #KeepWellCampaign' Transition Year students Jacob, Darragh and Tomasso are members of the @ComhairleNaNog1 group in @CarlowYouth and have teamed up with #HealthyCarlow to bring out their very own youth friendly#KEEPWELL boards in line with the national roll out. This group have also worked with Tusla to produce face masks and leaflets. The leaflets will inform you of local supports and services specifically for twelve to eighteen year olds.  Well done to all those involved in this initiative!   


Bake Sale Thursday 6th May

The Headstrong Mental Health Committee made up of Transition Year students in our school @Pres_Carlow are running a Bake Sale on Thursday, 6th May from 1:05-1:55pm in the Marquee. Please suport 🥞@ywirl @ceist1

Navigating the Final Term of Leaving Cert 2021 - A Webinar for Parents

Navigating the Final Term of Leaving Cert 2021 - A Webinar for Parents

Thursday, March 18th at 8pm

The aim of the session is to present the facts of Leaving Cert 2021 to the parents/guardians of the learners in order for them to play a supportive role in the decision making of the students.

Brian Wall (Guidance Counsellor and IGC Member) will make a presentation on the night and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions via the Q+A function also.

Brian’s presentation will focus on the practical and emotional obstacles that lie ahead as well as the issue of calculated grades and/or sitting the Leaving Certificate exam/s.

The presentation will give tips and suggestions around how parents can help their teenager optimise the remaining study time from now until June and their management of the obstacles that may prevent students maximising their efforts.

Please find the registration link here

The webinar will be recorded and a recording will be sent as a resource for all schools to send to parents/guardians of LC students.

Thursday 18th March @ 8 pm.

Facilitated by: Brian Wall