Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Leaving Certificate

08-May-20

In light of the government’s announcement please consider the following information while navigating/processing your thoughts around this. We hope that the information below will help you to do this. We appreciate that this news will hit people in different ways. Please do not compare your reaction to that of others. You are all entitled to feel and think however you like while you come to terms with the announcement.

Have you got a question about what happens next??

Student Question Survey

We are aware the Minister's announcement about the Leaving Cert will bring a level of uncertainty, in turn breeding concerns and questions about what happens next. We have created a survey to collect questions and we would ask that if you have a question that you submit it on this survey and we will hold a 'Question and Answer' session through Teams early next week. You are all welcome to attend this session even if you do not submit a question. This will be open for the next few days. No question is too small or big and they will remain anonymous.

Government Updates and dedicated 6th Year support

The government have just published a dedicated page for 6th Years with all the relevant and up to date information. If you see it here it is the truth. Have a look.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/d8920c-leaving-cert-2020/

CAO Change of Mind

The change of mind facility opened on May 5th. You can now reopen your CAO and change around your preferences, add or remove curses etc… If you have any questions please let us know. We can arrange one on one Teams calls, of small groups if you and a few friends would like to go over anything.

There is a webinar taking place tonight about all things ‘Change of Mind.’

Please see the details below. You and/or your parents can register. Please see the announcement below if you are interested.

Julie O’Connor GC from Limerick www.synergycareers.ie is hosting a free webinar tomorrow eve on Change of Mind. She has a panel of speakers - UL NUIG Shannon hotel mgt, LYIT, Mary I, and Joanne Hanrahan Psychotherapist . She'll be doing overview of what to consider re change of mind the rest of us will have about 5 min each - Joanne on something on the line of resilience and colleges on frequent mistakes, entry requirements plus things to know. Students/parents need to register on above website to get zoom invite. Some schools have shared. Also see FB Psychotherapy The Wild Atlantic Way.

Wellbeing Wall

A reminder that if you need to take a moment over the weekend to reaffirm yourself, take a little time out, or need some suggestions of ways to mind your mental health please visit the following link.

https://padlet.com/deborahgalbraith/xx9tobv1l78mjuk4


Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to say how proud of you we are as a college. Throughout these very uncertain times you have shown commitment, resilience and a strength of character that will indeed stand to you moving forward. (Even if it hasn’t always felt like it!)

Take a well deserved break this weekend, we will reconvene this conversation on Monday. Remember that we still have three weeks of the term left. Lets make them good ones!!!

Chat on Monday and we are here for you should you need us.

The Guidance Department

deborahgalbraith@cpsetanta.ie

susanodonovan@cpsetanta.ie

roisinbreslin@cpsetanta.ie

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