Summer Correspondence

Congratulations to all our students on a very successful year. Read about all our success in the past year here (click link). We recognise that it has been challenging for everyone but we appreciate the help and support of our whole school community. We especially congratulate our leaving cert students and wish them well as they progress to university,  further education and the world of work.

The following are links to pages on our website that may be useful for parents over the summer or planning for September 2022.

Covid 19 Updates

We will continue to adopt Covid 19 protocols as required by the Department of Education in the new academic year. Please see the Covid Updates section of our website for the Covid Response plan etc.

Information from the student support team
We appreciate that students and families continue to need support over the holidays. Useful contact details can be found at https://www.cmco.ie/information/pastoral/student-support-2/

Internet safety advice
https://www.cmco.ie/digital-technologies/internet-safety/

Booklists
https://www.cmco.ie/downloads-2/book-lists/

Frequently asked questions about books

How to order books for the iPad (all years other than 1st year)
https://www.cmco.ie/e-books-ipad-other-than-1st-year/

How to order books for the Chromebooks(incoming 1st years)

https://www.cmco.ie/howtoorderfromwriggle/

We have already issued reminders via compass about books to be returned by various year groups. Books will be issued when students return to school if that is applicable to you.

Breakdown of school fees for 22/23

Breakdown of fees (click on this link)

22/23 School Calendar
https://www.cmco.ie/information/school-calendar/

Return dates for students – find return dates at https://www.cmco.ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2022/05/just-return-dates-for-AugSept-22.pdf

Letter to TY parents

Parents of students going into TY MUST READ this letter (please click on this link)

 

School Uniform
https://www.cmco.ie/information/uniform/

Please note that we strictly follow the uniform policy outlined in the code of behaviour

If you have old school uniform we would be very grateful if you would donate it to the school (just drop it in to the school office). We are always happy to discretely redistribute uniform.

Please note that students are required to have a PE uniform – full details on the uniform page.
TY students wear the PE uniform only, for the TY year.

Reports are not being printed, they can be accessed using your
compass login and password which was issued previously
https://www.cmco.ie/compass/

How do I pay my school fee?

A link will be sent to your phone and you will pay online.

Information about Junior Cycle

You can get more information about Junior Cycle here

Reminders

As we begin a new school year we ask parents to note the following please

Students leaving school during the day

  1. If a student is being collected during the day, please send a note to the year head in advance
  2. If a student needs to be collected in an emergency please contact the school office
  3. Students are not permitted to use their phones so if they are sick and need to contact you, they may do so through the school office.

Phones in school

Students should have digital devices (ipads, byod laptops/chrome books etc). Phones should be turned off and not be seen during the school day. In consultation with the student and parent council we are operating a strict phone free zone for students from September 22. More information about this will be shared at the start of the school year.

Parking and exiting the school

Please do not park on footpaths. Please exit the school at the far entrance (near LIT) and use the roundabout to filter back to the town if necessary. This will keep traffic flow steady.

Code of behavior

The code of behavior was recently updated and the new version is at Code of Behaviour – March 2022 – Thanks to the Parents Association reps for their input on this.