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Coláiste Pobail Setanta Admissions 2023-2024

The application process for admissions of 1st Years 2023-2024 has commenced.

Please visit the College Website for details

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon 21-10-2022.

Applications received after this date will be considered and processed as late applications in accordance with the school’s Admission Policy

College Uniform

The expectations of the College when it comes to uniform is very clear on the College Website,


The Uniform Policy is very clear when it comes to the correct shirt for PE classes, hair styles, nails, make-up, jewellery and how to wear the uniform, jumpers are not to be tucked into skirts and skirts are not to be rolled up. Failure to wear the college uniform correctly will result in a Reminder Note with punishment work. Repeated failures will result in further sanctions. It is the responsibility of every parents to ensure their children are properly dressed for school each day and it is the responsibility of each students to wear their uniform properly.

Autumn is approaching

With Autumn approaching, students will need to wear their school jackets as per the school uniform policy. No other jacket is permitted, and non-uniform jackets will be confiscated whether they are being worn or carried. The only exception is a navy jacket to be worn while the school jacket is being repaired or washed.

Students Independence

I am very pleased with the huge reduction in parents’ cars on the grounds of Colaiste Pobail Setanta and with the marked increase of students walking and cycling to school. This achieves two goals of our College, to reduce our carbon footprint and CO2 emissions from cars and to promote students independence and self-reliance at being able to make their own way to school. As the weather becomes more like Winter, I expect the current trend to continue, so I am asking parents to purchase the College Coat and an umbrella for their children for when the rain returns.

My European Union, My Ireland, My EU50!
To commemorate 50 years of EU membership in Ireland, the Government of Ireland in partnership with European Movement Ireland want to celebrate with young people across the country and to see their creativity and new ideas about Ireland and Europe. ‘MyEU50: The Ireland EU50 Youth Competition’ will run throughout the 2022/2023 academic term, over all three levels of education in Ireland; primary, post-primary and third level.
The winner at primary and post-primary school levels will receive a prize of €2,000!
So join us and let’s get creative about Ireland and Europe!
Closing Date for receipt of entries is 28th October 2022.
Find out more and register your interest now to receive resources -

Belong To LGBTQ+

A workshop for parents and carers of LGBTQ+ youth. October 11th 7-8pm
Family support and acceptance is critical to the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ young people. Belong To offers support to parents from expert Youth Workers available to answer questions and talk about:

  • Supporting Your Child
  • Supporting Yourself
  • Terminology And Language

Whether someone in your family has come out as LGBTQ+, or you think your child may be LGBTQ+, join us from 7-8pm on Tuesday, October 11th for this free event.
Click Here to Register

National Parents Council Webinar Wednesday

28th September - 7pm to 8pm

Consultations about the Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE) / Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) Curriculum. It is very important that ALL parents make their views known by participating in the consultation survey on the future curriculum being taught to your children on SPHE / RSE.

Click here to have your say -> SPHE/RSE Curriculum SURVEY

The Relationships & Sexuality curriculum consultation webinar with the NCCA's Annette Honan, who will be available for a live Q&A about the consultation process afterwards.

Pre register Here

Dyslexia Courses Ireland

3 Priory Drive, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

W: E: M: 087 2582345

Zoom webinar for parents on how to support their student with dyslexia at second level

Monday 17th October 2022 at 19.00

Many parents of students with dyslexia struggle to know how to support the student at second level as the challenges are different to those experienced at primary level. This webinar aims to give practical help and advice.

The topics addressed include:

  • How dyslexia affects the student at second level
  • How to support the student in the following areas
    • Organisation
    • Note-taking
    • Memory and Learning
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Spelling and Vocabulary.
  • Key educational choices such as subject choice, language exemptions etc.
  • Resources such as useful websites.

We have run this webinar on many occasions since 2020. What parents have said about the webinar.

  • ‘Gave me hope and ideas on how to help’.
  • ‘I found it brilliant, jam-packed with information and advice and it was performed in such a professional manner’.
  • Thank you very much!! Very informative and helpful. Lots of ideas going forward!


Wyn McCormack worked as guidance counsellor and special education teacher as well as the parent of sons with dyslexia. She has designed and presented courses on dyslexia for teachers, parents and students since 1996. She is the author of the Factsheets on Dyslexia at Second Level (2014 and updated annually), Lost for Words 3rd Ed. 2007, and co-author of Dyslexia, an Irish Perspective 2nd Ed 2010

Cost The cost of the webinar is €20. To book a place, please use the booking form below.

Dyslexia Courses Ireland

W: E: P: 087 2582345

Zoom webinar for parents on how to support their student with dyslexia at second level

Monday 17th October 2022 at 19.00


To book a place, return this section plus the fee €20 to Dyslexia Courses Ireland, 3 Priory Drive, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Post Code A94XY17 or email it to The fee can be paid by cheque, postal order, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by Revolut. The bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Dyslexia Courses Ireland

IBAN: IE29AIBK93136520234022


Please, Please use your name on the EFT.

Name _____________________

Phone contact _____________________

Email _____________________

Name of School your child attends ­__________________

What year is your child in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________

Please tick below

  • Fee attached ______
  • Electronic Funds transfer ______
  • Revolute ­­­______

The information on this form will be held until the webinar takes place. At that stage, only the email address will be retained to allow for circulation of newsletters about resources for teacher

IASA Career Expo 2022
IASA is running the Career Expo in The Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, on Wednesday, the 12th of October 2022, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
Transition Year, Fifth and Sixth Year students may find this most interesting and tickets are free.
This is a great opportunity for students to explore the aviation industry, with industry speakers and workshops offering information.
The following link will bring you directly to the registration site. IASA Career Expo Tickets, Wed 12 Oct 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

National Write a Poem Competition

PDST is now taking submissions for the National Write a Poem Competition 2022-2023 under two categories: Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. We hope that this popular competition will encourage young writers to compose poetry, and we hope that it will assist teachers in supporting the writing of poetry in the classroom and beyond.
All submissions to be sent via email to in word format by Wednesday, 7 December 2022.

The Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland are hosting a Mini Science TY programme on the 1st and 2nd of Feb 2023.

Please see this link for more information

If you are interested in applying for this course please complete this form

Registration form

Please note that Q10 of the form will require you to write about why you would like to attend this TY programme. Also, this is an onsite programme in the Royal College of Surgeons and places will be limited. If you are successful in gaining a place please complete the “Additional Work Experience Form”.

Student Head Shot Photos

Wednesday 12/10/22 will see our 1st Years and 6th Years have their headshots taken for VS Ware(1st Years) and Graduation Book (6th Years) Please ensure that all 6th and 1st Year students come to school in full uniform on this day.

Study Workshops

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11th and 12th October will see our 5th Year students engage in their study workshops. Our 6th years will have their workshops the following week 18th and 19th of October.

Parent Student Teacher Meeting

Our first PST Meeting will take place for our 3rd year students in the college on Thursday 13/10/22 with the first appointment at 15:30. Classes will finish at 15:00 on that day.

Junior Cert Results

Just to keep you updated; we received an email from the State Examinations Commission last Friday with the following information:

In parallel with the Leaving Certificate appeals, work on the processing of Junior Cycle results has been ongoing, with marking complete in most subjects. Given the priority afforded to the Leaving Certificate appeals, we are not yet able to provide a date for the issue of the Junior Cycle results.

Every effort will be made by the SEC to issue these results as soon as possible and to provide candidates, parents and schools with certainty about the arrangements for issuing the results in due course.

We will update you as soon as we receive conformation of the date.

3rd Year Target Setting

This is a reminder that next week (Week 6 on our academic calendar) will mark the week that students will set their targets for their semester one exams. This will happen across all subjects for our 3rd Year students. Similarly to last year in Maths, students will do this alongside the support of their teachers in each subject. Students will each have access to their learning journey log and will map where they are in their learning, how they got there and what they have learned. This will then allow them to set a realistic target for semester one in each subject. These will then be inputted into Vsware by their class teacher and can be compared to their achieved result when their reports go live on Vsware. Please note that the goal of setting targets is for students to play an active role in achieving their goals and reaching their full potential, whatever the result may be. Teachers, Tutors, their Year Head, Assistant Year Head and Guidance Counsellor are all available if students have any concerns or questions about the process. We would encourage you, as their parent/guardian, to have conversations at home around this and if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here in the college.

Dream Space LIVE: World Space Week with Minecraft

Second year Digital Media Literacy classes will take part in an event on Monday 10th October during P4 & P5 to celebrate World Space Week. Students will explore how space and the technology made to explore it has been used to better the human condition and how we can use it to build sustainability into the future through the wonderful medium of Minecraft: Education Edition. This is a live event for students across the globe are welcome to join the DreamSpace team live from Microsoft Ireland to learn about sustainability and space. Please remind your son/daughter to bring their device charger & a set of earphones with them for school on Monday. Students will meet Ms. Dunne in Rm 119 at the beginning of P4 to join the event.

Guidance Department Updates

Saturday 8th October

Monday 10th of October

Tuesday 11th of October

Wednesday 12 of October

Friday 14th of October

  • Shannon College of Hotel Management Open Day

Saturday 16th of October

  • Maynooth Campus Tour
  • UCAS 2023 Deadline for courses in Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary and studying in Oxford and Cambridge.

Borrow Box

We have the app BorrowBox link up on the school website under the student heading. This is a fantastic app which allows students, parents and teachers to borrow eBooks from their local library. Please follow the link to our website for details on how to set up an account and use this resource.

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