Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter No.137 Monday 28-03-22


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Newsletter No.137 Monday 28-03-22

Semester 3 Week 4

For more news and pictures of the many activities that happen in our school every day, please follow us on twitter

6th Year News.

Qualifax or Careersportal to select the events you wish to attend.


CareersPortal is Ireland's leading Careers Guidance website. It is a one-stop-shop for people of all ages who need information and guidance regarding their next career decision.

Career Events - QualifaX
Qualifax - National Learners' Database of course and career information. The site has a listing of all courses in Ireland.

State Examinations Timetables

Please visit our school website for details on the state examinations timetables.

PLC Course Finder

CareersPortal (@CareersPortal) Tweeted: 🔎 Did you know that there are almost 500 PLC courses at Level 6?
Check out all PLC courses available over on our PLC CourseFinder 🔗


Fingal Student Enterprise Final

Congratulations to Aoife, Katie, and Alannah's incredible achievement in winning first place in the Student Enterprise Awards in Fingal District (senior category) for CP Setanta. Thanks to Mr Shortall for taking the girls to the competition and to Ms O'Brien (Business Teacher) who had a hand in this win too. This is a huge achievement of the girls and their teachers, and we are very proud of their achievement. We are looking forward the next level of the competition in May 2022.

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Guidance Dept News.

Saturday 26th March

Wednesday 30th March

Thursday 31st March

  • NUIG Closing Date for Sports Performance Points Scholarship
  • TUS Thurles Campus Open Morning
  • MTU Open Day - Bishopstown Campus

Friday 1st April

  • WIT Try Engineering MTU Open Day - Bishopstown Campus

Saturday 2nd April

Many thanks,

Ms. O’Donovan and Ms. Galbraith.

Leaving Certificate Orals and Music Practical

Leaving Certificate orals and music practical will take place between April 9th and 14th. Students will be notified in the coming week of the day and time of their assessment(s). If a student should fall ill with Covid-19, or an emergency should occur, that will affect their ability to sit their assessment, parent/guardian(s) or the student themself, should contact the school office and Ms Ellen Metzger on . The scheduling of assessments, when complete, will be available on the school website and a message will be sent home via the app when this has happened. If there are any concerns regarding scheduling, please let Ms Metzger know as soon as possible.

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If families would like to apply for this service from the SVP, please email Ms. Fox for details, It is only open to 6th year students of families with a low income.

Junior Cert News

Other Areas of Learning, OLA’s

As part of 3rd Year students Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement, students have the opportunity to document 'Other Areas of Learning', which they may have taken part in during the past three years here in the college. These can include social, cultural, pastoral, scientific, entrepreneurial, and other activities that support the 24 statements of learning and the 8 key skills of Junior Cycle. Students will be able to document between 1 and 3 'Other Areas of Learning' to be included on their Profile of Achievement. They will be working with their SPHE teachers on this over the coming weeks. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage discussions around these areas at home. For example, any awards achieved, exemplarily attendance records, extracurricular activities, or leadership initiatives they would like to include. Please note that the chosen area must refer to something linked to the college. Parental support on this is much appreciated. We will look forward to working with the students to demonstrate their 'Other Areas of Learning'.

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World Skills Ireland 2022 is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training, and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future.

Believing that ‘skills drive the future’, World Skills know that choosing careers is one of the most important decisions a young person will make. So where do young students go to get hands-on experience and learn about skills-based careers? Introducing World Skills Ireland Live.

Over three action-packed days, World Skills Ireland will facilitate an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through competitions, interactive events, and demonstrations. It is an event that will inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests, and talents for the securement of their own future, and of Ireland’s.

Click on the link below to register for World Skills Ireland 2022 | 13th – 15th September | RDS.

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Croí Ukraine Appeal

Hi All,

Croí students have been busy planting daffodils as part of Grow Cook Eat class. As part of Living in a community they are going to sell the daffodils over the next few days in the staffroom.

Below is a picture of their fundraising product.

They are asking for a donation of €5. Lis husband Asis works in Patagonia. For every €1 donated through Patagonia they will give €3 to the Ukraine crisis. This will mean you donation will become €15.

Many thanks for any donations you make,

Croi students, SNAs, Lis and Eilís


Fingal Youth Orchestra, New Members

We are looking for new members to start with Fingal Youth Orchestra from September 2022.

We are inviting young musicians from age 8 to 18 who are in grade 1 or above to join our Youth Orchestra. All children who play with a musical instrument, especially lower strings, percussion, and brass are invited to join us.

The orchestra offers great opportunities for performance, as well as being great fun and an enjoyable social outlet for children.

If you need any additional information, you can visit us on or email Best regards. Dainora

Family Internet Safety

For free resources from Webwise, please follow the link below.

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Defence Forces Recruitment Information

Recruitment opportunities within the Irish Defence Forces (Cadets, Recruits, Apprenticeships, Direct Entries) amongst secondary school students.

For further information click on the link below OR


Captain Thomas Murphy

2/IC Recruitment & Competitions Section

Human Resources Branch


College Expectations

There are three of areas that we need to bring to the attention of parents/guardians this week.

Students that go home for lunch are only permitted to go to their own homes for lunch. Students are not permitted to go to any of the local shops etc or to friends houses. Students that break this rule will face the consequences of level 4 on our Learning Code. I am asking parents to have a conversation with their children to ensure this college rule is adhered to.

All students must record their homework in their homework journal after every class and need to have their homework journals signed by their parent/guardian every night. This practice is to ensure parents/guardians are aware of the work that has been completed in school and the work that their children are expected to do for the next day.

We have completed our Child Safeguarding Statement and it has been ratified by our Board of Management and sent to our CEO. Please review our Child Safeguarding Statement, available from our website, link below.

Go to the Gaeltacht Competition 2022

25 March, 2022

EDCU has €5,000 to sponsor 5 students to go to
the Gaeltacht in 2022

Simply complete and return the application form

Terms and conditions
> €5,000 prize fund (5 x €1,000 per student to fund a trip to the Gaeltacht)
> Open to teachers in all schools to apply on behalf of their school students (cannot apply on behalf of their own children)
> Winners will be drawn by lot
> Simple application form to be completed on
> Closing date for applications 15th April 2022
> Prize will be paid upon confirmation of registration


Have a lovely weekend,


Liam Walsh, Principal.

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