July 2020 Letter from Minister Foley to Parents/Guardians

Norma Foley Sráid Maoilbhríde, Baile Átha Cliath 1, D01 RC96
An tAire Oideachas Marlborough St, Dublin 1, D01 RC96
Minister for Education T +353 1 889 2335 |

27th July 2020

9 May 2020 LC new arrangements & Communications protocol

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please know that you and every student in the LC class of 2020 are very much in our thoughts.

We really appreciate your ongoing support and your patience in allowing us time to familiarise ourselves with the new arrangements.

All information that we have received to date, with regard to the new arrangements for Leaving Cert announced yesterday, has been communicated to you via vsware and to students via our online 6th year Team.

08 May, 2020 – Minister announces postponement of 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations

All students to be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Friday 8 May 2020) announced the postponement of the 2020 Leaving Certificate. 

Easter message for Parents

These past three weeks, we have worked hard to support the learning and wellbeing of students while out of the school environment and moved all teaching and learning to our approved platform MS Office 365 & Teams.

We acknowledge the great work of our teachers who are also working from home during this difficult period and thank them for all they do for our students.

We express our sincere thanks to parents and guardians for your on-going support. It is not easy to put structures in place to support your child’s learning and we really appreciate all your efforts.

Log in to SCC distance learning

Using Microsoft Office 365

Steps at home:

  • Go to
  • Click on Office 365 (top right hand corner)
  • Enter username

eg (the first number in example above refers to year of entry to SCC)

  • Enter password

(Students should have noted this in their journals)

Scariff Bay Community Radio - Interview with School Principal 28/03/2020

Parents - have a listen to this podcast of JIm Collins, SBCR interviewing School Principal Angela McNamara about how SCC is managing with distance learning during this period of closure.

Press release from SEC 19_03_2020 re Orals & Practicals

covid-19 response

The next seven days are "vital" in Ireland's ongoing battle to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve,'' he declared on Twitter.

Dr Holohan urged everyone to play their part by taking the following steps. These are:

1. Reduce your social contacts - see only a handful of people in your network

2. Distance yourself two metres from people in shops and supermarkets 

3. Stop shaking hands or hugging when you say hello