6th Years return to school tomorrow and fieldtrip
28 February 2021
Please remember to complete the return to school form on the APP before tomorrow morning. You can’t be admitted to class or the field trip without it.
There has been some confusion with the field trip and we apologise for any anxiety caused. The fieldtrip as you know is an essential part of the Geography course and as such is deemed an essential trip. All public health guidelines have been adhered to, and every precaution taken, to ensure this is a safe and successful trip. While classes will be somewhat depleted tomorrow due to the trip, all students are expected in class on Tuesday morning.
Fairtrade Posters & Campaign in TY & 5th Year Japanese (by Ms. O’Loughlin)
26 February 2021
As part of the Fairtrade Fortnight campaign, pupils in Ms. O’Loughlin’s TY and 5th year Japanese classes have created posters in Japanese and English. The classes in Mount Temple are sending these to our partner school Minoh Jiyugakuen High School in Japan to promote awareness and friendship. They are going to be posted on their class room wall in Japan.
Choosing fair trade products is the first immediate step that we can take and it will help in protecting our animals, forests & environment..
Check out the great posters produced by TY & 5th Year Mount Temple pupils in the Gallery.
Letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer to parents and guardians
26 February 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming back the 6th years on Monday morning. You should have received an email with all the necessary information. Please remember to complete the return to school form on the APP. We have moved the 6th years into the biggest best ventilated rooms and the timetable is available on google classroom. Please find attached a letter from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer appealing to us all to remain vigilant in adhering to public health guidelines.
Student Winning Photos from the Virtual 5km Challenge (by Mr Forrest)
26 February 2021
Below is the list of winners from the photo challenge from the virtual 5km challenge.
Click on the 2 PDFs to see their wonderful photos!
5th Year – Rory Marren
4th Year – Kevin Connolly
3rd Year – Freya Sargent
2nd Year – Jamie Ward and Sadhbh Burns-Teeling
– Eric Lyons 1U – Boy Running on Pillars by the River
– Freya Fallon 1L – Looking through the Diamond by the Sea
– Jack Evans 1B – Orange Sky at night…
– Nabbie Ryan 1N – Sunshine on the Ha’Penny Bridge
Staff Meeting tomorrow Fri 26th Feb
25 February 2021
There will be no online classes tomorrow afternoon (from 12:35) to facilitate a staff meeting. We need to finalise all details for reopening on Monday.
Information from CAO (via MT Guidance Department)
25 February 2021
This notification was sent to all candidates who applied CAO by 1 February at 17:15.
We are writing to remind you that there are particular sections of the application form that must be complete and correct no later than 1 March at 17:15.
If you have not already done so, please log in to your CAO account (go to www.cao.ie and click on `My Application`) and check that all of the information on your account is correct and complete.
Items for your attention before 1 March at 17:15:
1. Correction of errors or omissions in course choices (this facility will close on 1 March at 17:15)
– If you have omitted any restricted courses you now have an opportunity to introduce these courses.
– If you are a mature applicant you must ensure your course choices are correct and complete before 1 March at 17:15.
If you need to change course choices at this time go to `My Application`, log in to your account and, in the course choices section click on `change course choices` (or `add course choices`) and follow the instructions. There is a 10 Euro charge for this service. A video guide to the Change of Course Choices facility is available online:
2. DARE and HEAR Applications (Supplementary entry schemes for applicants with disabilities and from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds)
– If you wish to be considered for these schemes you must complete the appropriate sections of the CAO application form no later than 1 March at 17:15.
– If you wish to apply to DARE, you must click on the Modify Disability/SLD (& DARE Application) button, complete the Supplementary Information Form and answer `Yes` to Question 1 by 1 March at 17:15.
– If you wish to apply to HEAR, you must complete all relevant sections of the online HEAR Application Form by 1 March at 17:15.
– DARE HEAR supporting documentation must arrive in CAO no later than 15 March at 17:15.
– DARE HEAR Eligibility Carry Forward: DARE applicants who wish to carry forward their DARE eligibility from 2020 to 2021 must complete the Supplementary Information Form including Question 1(b), by 1 March at 17:15. HEAR applicants who wish to carry forward their HEAR eligibility from 2020 to 2021 must complete all relevant sections of the HEAR application form, including Section 8, by 1 March at 17:15.
See www.accesscollege.ie the 2021 CAO Handbook and the CAO website for more details. Instructions for submitting a DARE or HEAR application may be found in the DARE HEAR Application Handbooks and at http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=accessroutes
3. Mature applicant section
If you are a mature applicant and you have not yet completed the mature section of the application form you can do so up to 1 March at 17:15. Log in to your account via the `My Application` facility and click on `Modify Qualification and Assessment Details`. More information on the Mature Applicant Form can be found here: http://www2.cao.ie/downloads/documents/MatureStudentGuide.pdf
Mature applicants may be interested in Uversity Higher Education Scholarships for Adult learners – see http://www.uversity.org/ – CAO plays no role in the processing of scholarship applications.
Other items to note:
4. Mature applicant for nursing/midwifery
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) set the criteria for entry to nursing and midwifery degree programmes. They require that all mature applicants to nursing and midwifery degree programmes in 2021 must be successful in an assessment test to be eligible to apply. You can register and take the test any time between 10am Thursday 22 April 2021 until 1pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021 when the testing window closes. For detailed information regarding the assessment test, see the following website:
5. Grant applications
If you intend to apply for a grant (www.susi.ie) you may indicate this on your CAO online application. CAO will then provide your identification, contact and offer/acceptance details to the grant authority (SUSI). Other than providing these details to the grant authority, CAO plays no role in the processing of grant applications. Grant applications should be made on the grant authority website www.susi.ie
6. Entry requirements and exemptions
You should ensure that you will meet the minimum entry requirements of the courses you are applying for. The Higher Education Institution websites and prospectuses have details of these. There may be some concessions, such as exemption from minimum age requirements, Irish language and other language requirements, etc.
If you are seeking an exemption from minimum entry requirements such as Irish (ROI applicants only) or a third language you must do the following:
– If applying to TCD, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College you must contact the Admissions Office directly.
– In the case of NUI institutions (i.e. UCC, UCD, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, RCSI, NCAD and St Angela`s College, Sligo), you must contact the NUI (see www.nui.ie for details). CAO plays no role in processing exemption applications.
EU students presenting with qualifications other than the Irish School Leaving Certificate Examination should view the agreed entry requirements criteria for EU/EFTA Applicants here: http://www2.cao.ie/downloads/documents/Guidelines-EU-EFTA.pdf
7. Correspondence from CAO
We will send a Statement of Application Record to all applicants in May. You must follow the instructions carefully and contact us if anything is incorrect or omitted from your CAO account.
We will contact you by email and/or text, so please regularly check the Correspondence Section of your CAO Account. It contains a history of all emails sent to the email address registered on your CAO application, and any online queries that you have submitted to CAO whilst logged in to your CAO Account.
8. Change of Mind
The Change of Mind facility opens on 5 May and closes on 1 July at 17:15. This facility is free of charge and may be used as many times as you like, however some restrictions apply (e.g., mature applicants and restricted courses).
9. Offer and Acceptance Schedule
We will provide you with an update on the offer and acceptance schedule when we communicate with you in May.
You must read the 2021 CAO Handbook carefully – the Handbook is available on the CAO website.
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Return to School
24 February 2021
We are really looking forward to welcoming sixth years back next Monday 1st March and are busy preparing the school and the necessary protocols. We will be in touch again regarding the exact arrangements. For now remote teaching will remain in place for all other years.
As we reopen we really need your support in emphasising the importance of social distancing coming to and from school and at break times. We know you want to make this work as much as we do and thank you for your continued support.
Please find attached a letter from the Minster of Education Norma Foley, the English version!.
Tá Lá Éire ag Léamh, Déardaoin 25 Feabhra, beagnach buailte linn! (Ms NicRúairí)
24 February 2021
Is é an sprioc atá ag lucht eagraithe an fheachtais ná go dtabharfadh gach duine gealltanas tamall a chaitheamh ag léamh ar Lá Éire ag Léamh, Déardaoin 25 Feabhra – cé acu a roghnaíonn siad leabhar, núachtán, greannán – pé rud a mheallann iad. Tabhair cuairt ar www.irelandreads.ie, nó breathnaigh ar an bhfíseán ag:
(Gaeilge) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soodm9jWmD8
Is feachtais úr é Éire ag Léamh ó Leabharlanna Éireann, Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, NALA, díoltóirí leabhar, foilsitheoirí agus dreamanna eile ar fud na tíre ar mhaithe leis an tír ar fad a chur ag léamh an mhí seo mar chuid de thionscnamh Go dTé tú Slán an Rialtais.