Adamstown Community College News

3rd Year Assessment Schedule

By Aidan on 06/05/2020
The schedule for 3rd Year Junior Cycle Assessments can be found here. Please check back regularly as it may be updated over the coming days. 

Changes to Junior Cycle Assessment 2020

By Aidan on 30/04/2020
We ask all parents/guardians of 3rd year students to read the following correspondence with regards to the assessment of 3rd years for Junior Cycle 2020.

Important new information around Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Fees

By Aidan on 30/04/2020
Leaving Certificate Fees: The closing date for payment of the Leaving Certificate examination fee is being extended until after the exams are complete and the results have been issued.

Junior Certificate/Cycle Fees: Students will not be required to pay examination fees to the SEC in relation to the 2020 Junior Cycle examinations. The SEC will be issuing a refund to all students who have already paid.  There is no need to contact the State Examinations Commission as refunds will be made automatically.

Leaving Certificate 2020 - Exam Postponement

By Aidan on 14/04/2020

To all our Sixth Year students and parents / guardians,

Coping with exam postponement, looking after oneself whilst embracing the challenge ahead! 

In light of the most recent announcement and as with all decisions, some of you will feel this decision is the best option and others will feel it is the worst. Either way, we now know what is ahead of us.

This most recent challenge now highlights more than ever the importance of connection, reaching out for support and minding your mental health during this time. Please find organisations offering information and support at the  Guidance Website .

Most importantly remember,  we are all here to support and help you get over this final hurdle. If anyone needs to get in touch just send an email or complete the form below and we will get back to you.


All our best wishes, 

The Guidance Department 

Wellbeing and Covid-19

By Aidan on 03/04/2020

This week would have been our Wellbeing Week in Adamstown Community College. As we prepare for the Easter break, please read through the information and links on the this document for recommendations on how we can look after ourselves and our mental health during this time. 

Our TY Mentors have also been busy preparing some fun activities for students to take up over Easter. Why not use this time to learn a new skill?

The student contribution for 2020/21 is due.

By Aidan on 02/04/2020

The office in the school is closed at the moment due to the restrictions set down by the government. Parents are asked to please pay their contribution of €100 for next year as soon as possible. Payments should be made via our MIT system which is accessed through the website. This money is used to cover the cost of a locker, a school journal, photocopying, insurance cover for the pupil, swipe card, credit on the student’s swipe card for photocopying, contribution to the cost of bus hire for extra curricular activities, text messaging, VSware, Anseo, etc. 

For students who will be doing State Examinations in June 2021 there is a Mock Examination Fee of €100 in place of the contribution. The fee covers the cost of the purchase of mock papers and the correction of mock scripts as well as the items listed above.

Parents of those students who will be doing Transition Year, next year, need to ensure that the full payment of the Transition Year fee is made before the 1st June 2020.

Please note that the school is not in a position to supply the above mentioned services to students where the contribution has not been made.

If there is any difficulty making payment please engage with the school. A payment plan can be put in place.

Announcement for Trips Abroad

By Aidan on 25/03/2020
A statement regarding trips abroad can be read here.

Update During School Closure

By Aidan on 18/03/2020
As the school is closed until further notice, please direct any queries to 

Students accepting a place for 2021 payment can be made as soon as the school returns,An email to the above address can confirm your place in the short term.

School work will continue to be posted on the google classroom. Please log in daily for updates.

Stay safe and well. We wish you all health and happiness.

Message from the Principal

By Aidan on 26/02/2020

There is a Spring Newsletter from our principal available to read here.