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Parent's Senior Cycle Subject/Programme Choice Consultation

Parent's Senior Cycle Subject/Programme Choice Consultation

Dear Guardians, Parents, and Students,

We are pleased to announce a Parent's Senior Cycle Subject/Programme Choice Consultation as part of our Croke Park calendar. This event is designed to aid you and your child in making informed decisions about their subject choices for 5th year or their preferred senior cycle programme (LCA/LCVP/TY).

For prospective 5th-year students, this consultation will connect you with subject teachers and provide guidance on each subject

The consultation for 5th-year subjects will be conducted via our remote PTM platform. Time slots will be available from 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm, and each session will last 5 minutes. This format allows for focused discussions on potential subject choices and any questions about the subject you might have.

Please note that Joe Monaghan will be available to answer any inquiries regarding the LCA Programme.

To facilitate a smooth event, we request that you book your preferred time slot in advance. Although participation is optional, we encourage you to use this opportunity to enhance your decision-making process.

Booking Your Appointment: The booking system is now live and will remain open until noon the day before your scheduled consultation. To book your appointment, please visit our dedicated platform at Clarin College Booking. You will need to provide your child's first name, surname, and date of birth. Bookings start today and close at noon on the day of your meeting.

Appointments are first-come, first-served, so we advise booking early. The booking window closes on Thursday, 09-05-24, at 12 PM. Refer to your child’s timetable on TYRO to select the correct teacher.

For any login issues, typically due to date of birth discrepancies, please contact the school office immediately at 091-844159 or email A comprehensive user guide is also available at Parent Guide.

This virtual format not only respects your privacy but also complies with GDPR, ensuring the protection of personal information. Our goal is to make these consultations as accessible and effective as possible, recognizing the logistical challenges of in-person meetings in a large school environment.

If you encounter any issues with booking or if you have internet access concerns, please contact the school office. We are committed to ensuring all necessary accessibility accommodations.

Subject Options Advising Teachers

Subject Suggested Teacher
Accounting Christina Murphy & Lisa Gavin
Business Padriac Keating
Economics Lisa Noone
Biology Sinead Lambe
Agricultural Science Niamh Kyne & Seamus Hynes
Politics and Society Paul Casserly
Phyiscal Education Niamh Murphy & Anton Walsh
Art Serena Joyce & Marie Scott
Geograpahy Sinead Carroll & Clodagh Farrell
History Aoife Maloney
Home Economics Marie Keaveney & Lisa McCann
Music Alana McCloone
French Maria Fahy
German Brid Kelly
Spanish Colette Ganley and Jessie O'Connor
Italian Nikla Kosinarova
Applied Maths Rod Gillon
Computer Science Kevin O'Connor
Physics Francis Glynn
Construcution Studies Rory Gantly & Seamus Friel
DCG Peter Kennedy & Aonhusa Fahy
Engineering Alan Daly
LCA Joe Monaghan

If the subject teacher you wish to consult is not listed, please:

  1. Select 'Add a Teacher' at the bottom of the page.
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  3. Choose the subject department.
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  5. Select the teacher.

This consultation is not a parent-teacher meeting but an opportunity for those with questions about subject levels in English, Irish, and Maths, and to discuss optimal choices for your child in 5th year.

Key Dates:

  • Remote Subject Teacher Consultation: Thursday, 09-05-24. Booking closes at 12 pm on the day.
  • In-School Senior Cycle Programme and Subject Choice Information Briefing: Thursday, 09-05-2024, at 7:30 pm in the Canteen/General Purpose Area.

Additionally, Ms Margaret Hession will hold subject choice information briefings for students on Monday, 13-05-2024 and Wednesday, 15-05-2024. On Friday, 10-05-2024, the student council will organise a subject choice carousel, allowing students to inquire directly about different subjects with 5th-year pupils.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Hyland, Principal.


  • If entering TY, attendance at the subject consultation is not required. However, the in-school session can provide specific information tailored to your needs.
  • Inquiries about LCA should be directed to Joe Monaghan during the consultation or at the in-school session at 7:30 pm.
  • Attendance for those entering 5th year is optional but recommended for specific subjects like Politics and Society or Applied Maths.
  • We advise attending the in-school session if entering 5th year, where our guidance counsellor will discuss course entry requirements for further education paths.

We look forward to assisting you in making the best educational choices for your child.

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