Parents' Association AGM Postponed

Due to current restrictions, the Parents' Association will not be able to hold the AGM at present. Further information will issue in due course.

First Year Webinar

Here is a recorded webinar for First Year parents and students on the re-opening of Coláiste na hInse.




Minister McHugh Announces Details of how to Register for Calculated Grades

­All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students should register now on 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Monday 25 May 2020) announced that the new online Calculated Grades Student Portal will open for registration to Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students tomorrow Tuesday 26 May.

All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students are required to register on between 10am Tuesday 26 May and 10pm Thursday 28 May.

All students following the Leaving Certificate Established or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programmes are also required to confirm the level at which they intended to sit each of their subjects. Students will have the option of confirming the level or changing to a lower level.

When registering on students must have the following information to hand:

  • Their Examination Number
  • Their Personal Public Service number (PPS), which they will use to create a four-digit Personal Identification Number
  • Email address
  • Mobile phone number

Once the Department has received all the necessary data from schools, students will be asked to opt in through the portal to indicate if they wish to receive Calculated Grades. 

Minister McHugh said: “Every school has been sent on the information to provide to their students so that they are able to complete the registration on the student portal.

“This is a brand-new system that it has been necessary to introduce because of the decisions we have had to take as we respond to Covid-19 situation. It is vital now that every Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied student is aware of the new online registration on

“The important message for Leaving Certificate students is that they must now register by Thursday at 10pm to ensure that they can receive their Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades.

“It is also essential that students confirm their levels at this time so that schools can complete the task of providing information for each student about their expected level of performance in each subject.”

Schools have been asked to assist their students as much as possible but if anyone has trouble getting access online, there will be helpline support from midday on Tuesday.

Minister McHugh said: “Please don’t leave it until the last minute. This is a tight timeframe. We need every student to register so that the new system can operate smoothly.

“Every school has been sent information on the portal and how to register, and will be asked to circulate this to students and to parents and guardians.”

DCU Survey on Impact of Covid 19 on Young People

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the play world(s), friendship groups and potentially the wellbeing of every teenager in the country. Playgrounds, creches, schools and sports clubs are closed, after school activities are cancelled and teenagers cannot meet and hang out with their friends as they used to. These are hugely significant changes in the day to day lives and routines of Irish teenagers.

To access the views, experiences and opinions of teenagers and their parents we have developed an online survey questionnaire on this issue and would be very grateful if you would consider promoting the link on your School website, Facebook page or the ‘Text to parents’ system so your students and their parents have the opportunity to express their views.

The survey can be accessed here

Ethical approval for this study has been given by DCU's Research Ethics Committee (DCUREC/2020/118) and the University of Turin, Bioethics Committee (Prot. No. 183243). 

One Family Offering Zoom Courses

One Family are offering Zoom courses online to support "Positive Parenting" and "Family Communication". Please see the attached document and the photo below for more details, or visit or

One Family Courses