In Castlecomer Community School the progress of each student is assessed on a continual basis. This is achieved through regular homework, class tests and formal tests.

Our first and second year groups receive continuous formative assessment feedback from teachers throughout the year in their Green Book, and as a result do not sit Christmas exams.

Our third and sixth year groups have a Halloween assessment and their mock state examinations in February.

Each year group will have an annual Parent/Teacher meeting and a number of specialised meetings will also be held throughout the year. Parents will be given adequate notice of all meetings.

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Wellread Programme


We are delighted to announce that we have received the "wellread" award, an initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development. The school community is now recognised nationally as a school that promotes and encourages a culture of reading.

You can read more about the award on the PDST website by clicking here, and you can find out more about our school initiatives under the "extra-curricular" tab above.



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