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Newsletter Semester 3 Week 1

A look forward to all the news and events in our college this week.
Newsletter Semester 3 Week 1


Welcome back to all our Camino travellers who not only travelled the 100km plus on the Camino de Santiago, but also raised over €2700 for charity. Well done to all involved.

CAT 4 Tests.

Tuesday 3/3/20 and Wednesday 4/3/20 will see our incoming 1st Years take their CAT4 Tests. Huge thanks to TJ, Frances and Michelle who are facilitating these tests. There vis information on our website regarding what students need to bring to these tests.

Mock Results

The results will be posted to all parents that have paid the Mock Exam Fee on Thursday 12th March. Please ensure that your Mock Fee has been paid in full to ensure receipt of your child’s results.

Staff Briefing

There will be an early finish on Wednesday 18th March to facilitate a staff briefing before the staff meeting on Thursday March 26th. Class will finish on the 18th March at 2:20.





Application Details 2020

The Naughton Foundation is awarding thirty-six scholarships in 2020 to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. Each Naughton Scholarship is valued at €20,000 i.e. €5,000 for each year of the students third-level course.

This year 36 Naughton Scholarships will be awarded to Leaving Certificate students in 26 Counties. There will one guaranteed scholarship for each of the participating Counties* and five additional ones.

Applications are invited from all second-level students who meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that Applicants must:

(a) be attending a second level school in the Republic of Ireland; and (b) be a 2020 Leaving Certificate student applying for admission to an engineering, science or technology related course in any publicly funded

University or third-level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.

Full details on who is eligible to apply for a scholarship and the Application Form are available for completion on the Foundation's website from the end of February

Closing Date for receipt of applications:

Sunday, 31st May 2020

Further enquiries should be sent to the Naughton Foundation at

*Please note that there will be four guaranteed Scholarships for Dublin and two in Cork. Students in these Counties should apply by the County Council Region in which their school is located.



What are the Naughton Scholarships?

The Naughton Scholarships are a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. For 2020, the scheme applies to all counties in the Republic of Ireland (the "Applicable Counties").

Thirty-Six Scholarships will be awarded in 2020 — one to a student from each of the Applicable Counties with the exception of Cork where there will be two scholarships and Dublin where there will be four. There will also be five additional scholarships awarded by choice of the Trustees. Each Scholarship award will be €5 for each year of that student's third-level course (up to a maximum of four years).

Who is eligible to apply?

All second level students:

(a) who have been attending a recognised school in one of the Applicable Counties for at least two years immediately preceding the sitting of the Leaving Certificate examination in 2020; and

(b) who are sitting examinations in at least two of the following Leaving Certificate science and maths subjects - Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Technology and Design and Communication Graphics (the "Applicable Subjects"); and

  • who intend in the Autumn immediately following their Leaving Certificate to pursue a full-time undergraduate programme of three or more years duration in engineering, science or technology related courses, in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.
  • B. Please note that we do not have a definitive list of acceptable courses as there are so many courses on offer through all the universities and colleges that it would be impossible to have an exact list. However, in general scholarships are only awarded for courses that are general science, technology, maths and engineering degrees rather than more focused practitioner courses in dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary or architecture. If in doubt as to whether your chosen course is eligible, please email us on
    • What kind of third level courses are eligible for scholarships?

All third level courses of three or more year's duration in any publicly funded university or third level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland, related to the fields of engineering, science and technology will be eligible for scholarship. Any course must be recognised by and registered with either the CAO system or the LICAS system. Courses in England, Scotland and Wales are not eligible.

  • How to apply for a scholarship?

Applications are invited from all second-level students who meet the eligibility criteria. Each candidate must submit a completed application providing their personal details, his/her educational history, his/her preferred third level course choices and a personal statement. Application Forms can be viewed and completed online on the Foundation's website,

  • Where and when to send completed Application Forms?

Application Forms can be viewed and completed online via the Foundation ' s website, Postal applications are no longer accepted.

  • Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Foundation is Midnight on Sunday 3 1st May 2020. The Foundation will all submitted online applications immediately by email. All applicants will later be required to login to their account with their original email and password and submit online (a) their Leaving Certificate results and (b) details of third level offers received, by midnight on 2 August 2020.

Please note that that applications are not complete until LC results and CAO offers have been uploaded. Please also note that late applications cannot be accepted. A copy of your application form can be printed for your own records. Please email any queries on the Application Form to

  • What are the selection criteria?

The Trustees of The Naughton Foundation have established a Selection Panel for assessing all applications. Significant importance and preference will be given to those candidates who achieve the highest combined results in the Leaving Certificate in the Applicable Subjects. However, the Selection Panel will also review and evaluate the merits and eligibility of candidates using several other criteria, including:

  • the interest, ability and potential of the candidate to study their chosen field;
  • the existence and severity of any disadvantages or barriers which may prevent or impede the candidate from their chosen field;
  • the candidate's motivation, commitment and disposition to benefit from third-level education and to complete the course of study successfully; and
  • the candidates' personal statements will bear on their likelihood of success.

The onus is on the candidate in completing the Application Form, particularly the personal statements, to demonstrate the degree to which he/she meets these criteria.

Please note that in general scholarship recipients to date have received in excess of 500 CAO points in their Leaving Certificate examinations.

The Selection Panel will prepare a shortlist of candidates and some candidates may be required to attend an interview with the Selection Panel. The interviews will principally focus on the candidate's application and the degree to which he/she meets the selection criteria. The interviews will be conducted after completion of the Leaving Certificate. Candidates to be called for interview will be given one week's notice of the date, time and location of the interview. There may also be phone interviews.

  • Award of Scholarship

upon receipt of their Leaving Certificate results, all candidates must login to their account to submit their results via the Foundation 's website, www.thenaughtonfounda!

Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates, subject to:

  • Verification of Leaving Certificate results;
  • Any necessary verification of information provided in the Application Form, including contact with any referees;
  • An offer of a place and confirmation of registration on the relevant third level course. The latter consideration may result in an offer of a scholarship being made on a conditional basis initially.

Any scholarships awarded will continue, at the same amount as awarded for the first year, for each of the succeeding two or three years of attendance, as applicable, subject to certification by the relevant third level institute of the candidate's satisfactory performance, including examinations, for each academic year. No scholarship amount will be paid for any academic year that is repeated. The exact conditions governing the scholarship will be outlined in detail to the successful candidates at the time the offer is made.

The Foundation will host a special ceremony to publicly announce the winners of these scholarship awards at the end of September. A special presentation will also be made to each scholarship award winner's school. Their parents and representatives of their respective schools as well as members of the media and others will be invited to attend this ceremony.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Please note that any information and personal data supplied in an application to us will be held and processed by The Naughton Foundation in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Personal data submitted in any application will be shared with the Selection Panel and the Trustees of The Naughton Foundation. Personal data is only used for the purposes of assessing an applicant's suitability for being awarded a Scholarship and in the decision-making process of selecting Scholarship winners. Details of Scholarship winners will be made available to their schools and to local and national press and posted on our website.

All data is held on securely encrypted servers by our IT service provider and only members of our Selection Panel are provided with a password giving them temporary access to this data.

We do not share data with any other organisation. If you would like a copy of the application, you submitted to us you can email us at any time, and we will send you a copy of same. If you would like to amend any details submitted to us, please also send us an email. If you would like to withdraw your application or have your data erased at any time, please also send us an email. All requests for access to or deletion of data should be sent to

All applicants must consent to the processing of their data for the purposes of assessing their suitability for a Scholarship by indicating their consent on the Application Form.

General terms and conditions

The Selection Panel may, at any stage, seek additional information from individual candidate’s referees.

A student who is eligible for or who is in receipt of another major scholarship or educational payment or training allowance may be deemed by the Selection Panel to be ineligible to receive the award of a scholarship. The Trustees of the Naughton Foundation reserve all rights to modify at any time and/or to terminate this scholarship scheme and/or to make whatever decisions in regard to the operation of this scholarship scheme that may be required and their determination(s) on all these matters shall be final and there shall be no right of appeal.


Week 1









YSI Showcase:

Ms. Brunker and Ms. Confrey

CAT 4 testing:

Ms. Shannon, Mr. Maguire, Ms. Allen


Mr. Downey

Basketball: Mr. Downey


All day

JCT Cluster day

CAT 4 testing:

Ms. Shannon, Mr. Maguire, Ms. Allen

First Aid Rang Uisnigh

After school

PA Meeting

Mar 01
6TH Year students return to school
Mar 01
Semester 2 Assessments (1st/2nd/5th years)
Mar 02
School Closed for JCT Cluster Day
Mar 15
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