We have just been issued with the following statement from the Department of Education and Skills. While we realise that you will may still have many questions to be answered, we are working through the statement to process the information therein and to formulate a plan going forward. We would encourage students to continue working with their teachers and stay engaged with the online process.
Within the link below to the ministers statement there is also another link within the statement on a guidance process for calculated grades – please read both the statement and the advice carefully. We will keep you updated with the planned process as soon as we have any further information
Please click on the link below to view Minister McHugh’s statement on the Leaving Certificate plans

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-05-08.html

LC Exams  update 08-05-2020 09.0a.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 
I hope you are all staying safe and well.
 
As you are probably aware, it was reported in various media outlets last night that the Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh, will bring a proposal to the Cabinet this morning, to cancel the Leaving Cert examinations, due to be held in July/August this year. Cabinet ministers are expected to consider a proposal outlining alternatives to sitting the exams.
I do realise how cruel and stressful this whole experience has been for LC students. It does appear that we will have some clarification, hopefully later today. Schools have not received any information from the Department of Education about these proposals. As such, we must wait for the Minister’s announcement. As tough as it is, I would ask you and your son to do the same please.   I have asked the students and teachers to stay engaged.  When we know more officially and have real details, then we can plan ahead.
Your sons deserve such credit for what they have been through. Hopefully, whatever plan emerges will be fair.
I will keep you posted with any updates.
Take care,
M
Pat Gregory
Principal