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Donahies Community School

Attention all Parents of Junior & Leaving Certificate students


To: Parents/Guardians of 3rd and 6th Year Students

I wish to inform you of school policy for the forthcoming Junior and Leaving Certificate exams, so that all parents and students are aware of procedures.

During Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations, the Department of Education & Skills has the use of centres within the school to hold exams. Exam supervisors, appointed by the Department are sent to supervise the exams. Over the period of the exams, it is vital that pupils remain focused so that they do their best each day.

In order to preserve the required atmosphere throughout the school, the following procedures must be observed:

  • Students must be in full uniform for the duration of their exams. Students who do not arrive in full uniform will not be admitted to the exam centre.
  • Students should be present in the exam centre 15 minutes prior to the exam start time, and ensure that they have the appropriate equipment for each exam.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted in the exam centre.
  • Students should listen to and obey the instructions of the exam superintendent.
  • Normal school rules apply during the exams. Students are asked to conduct themselves in a quiet orderly manner. Never leave the exam centre early, as once you have left you will not be re-admitted. On completion of exam, students should quietly leave the school building and immediate vicinity.

Please note, your exam fee or medical card waiver MUST be processed to the Department https://fees.examinations.ie/ prior to the 5th June 2019 and submit the receipt to the office.

Any student who does not observe these rules, or who in any way distracts other students, will be refused access to the exam centres. It will then be a matter between the student and the Department of Education to arrange an alternative centre.

These guidelines have been adopted in the interest of students. I know we will have your full co-operation at this very important time in your child’s education.

From myself and on behalf of the staff, I would like to extend best wishes to all students taking Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this year.

Peter Keohane


Donahies Community School
Streamville Road
Dublin 13

01 847 3522

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