Admissions Criteria 

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Saint Catherine's College & Coláiste Chaitríona

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR YEAR 8

(Scroll down for Admission Criteria for pupils transferring to the Irish Medium (Coeducational) Unit Saint Catherine’s College)

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school will be selected before any child not so resident.

In the case of the school being oversubscribed the Governors have determined that pupils will be admitted to the school according to the following criteria and in the order indicated. In the event of there being oversubscription within any of the Criteria the subsequent Criterion in the order indicated will be applied to determine which pupils within the oversubscribed Criterion should be admitted, e.g. if there is oversubscription within Criterion 4, Criteria 5, 6, 7 and 8 are then applied in that order to determine which children satisfying Criterion 4 should be admitted.

In the case of pupils who have special circumstances (medical, social or security) the Board of Governors will determine the merits of individual cases and may offer a place without regard to the Admissions Criteria. Written evidence will be required to support any such request and must be given on or attached to the Transfer Form.

CRITERIA

1. Sisters/half-sisters of pupils, present and past whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

2. Daughters of members of the school staff whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

3. Pupils who attend any of the Primary schools in the Parish of Armagh whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

4. Pupils of the following primary schools whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College:

Roan St Patrick’s Eglish, St James’ Drumatee, St John’s Moy, St John the Baptist Portadown, St John’s Eglish Portadown, St Joseph’s Caledon, St Jarlath’s Blackwatertown, Derrylatinee, St Peter’s Collegelands, Presentation Portadown, St Oliver Plunkett’s Ballyhegan, Ballyoran, St Mary’s Maghery, Portadown Integrated, St Patrick’s Cullyhanna.

5. Applicants who are the eldest female child in the family whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

6. Pupils whose parent/guardian attended the school whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

7. Those pupils who live nearest the school measured as ‘the crow flies’ measured by a data agency using mid-point of postal code whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College.

8. Preference will be given to older children starting with the oldest established by date-of-birth as entered on a Birth Certificate whose Transfer Form expresses a 1st preference for Saint Catherine’s College. Where 2 or more children (apart from twins or multiple births) have the same date of birth final selection will be based on the alphabetical order of the child’s surname. Where 2 or more children have the same surname the alphabetical order of first (and subsequent forenames) shall be used as necessary.

9. Those pupils whose Transfer Form expresses a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th preference for Saint Catherine’s College, with admission being granted in that order, after the above criteria have been applied.

NOTES: IMPORTANT

1. Full responsibility rests with Parents/Guardians to provide sufficient and full details on the Transfer Form to allow the Admissions Criteria to be fairly administered.

2. Inaccurate or misleading information provided on or attached to an application may prejudice an offer of a place and may lead to the withdrawal of a place awarded to an applicant who has thereby gained an improper advantage.

DUTY TO VERIFY

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any Application Form/Transfer Form.

All applicants for places in Saint Catherine’s College should note that the provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by post-primary schools can result in the withdrawal of a place and the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated in the applicant’s Transfer Form.

 


Admission Criteria for pupils transferring to the Irish Medium (Coeducational) Unit Saint Catherine’s College, henceforth known as Coláiste Chaitríona, Ard Mhacha

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school will be selected before any child not so resident.

In the case of the school being oversubscribed the Governors have determined that pupils will be admitted to the school according to the following criteria and in the order indicated. In the event of there being oversubscription within any of the Criteria the subsequent Criterion in the order indicated will be applied to determine which pupils within the oversubscribed Criterion should be admitted, e.g. if there is oversubscription within Criterion 5, Criteria 6 and 7 are then applied in that order to determine which children satisfying Criterion 5 should be admitted.

In the case of pupils who have Special Circumstances (medical, social or security) the Board of Governors will determine the merits of individual cases and may offer a place without regard to the Admissions Criteria. Written evidence will be required to support any such request and must be given on or attached to the Transfer Form.

CRITERIA

1. Pupils who have had their primary education through the medium of Irish.

2. Sister/half sister, brother/half brother of pupils present or past (Saint Catherine’s College or Coláiste Chaitríona IMU).

3. Daughters/sons of members of the school staff - Saint Catherine’s College, Coláiste Chaitríona.

4. Pupils who attend an Irish Medium primary school in the Parish of Armagh, namely Bunscoil na Bráithre Críostaí, Ard Mhacha.

5. Pupils from the following bunscoileanna (not in any order of priority)

Scoil Eoin Baiste

Bunscoil an Iúir

Scoil N. Prionsais

St. Patrick’s Crossmaglen Irish Medium Unit.

6. Children who live nearest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’ by a data agency using mid-point of postal codes.

7. Preference will be given to older children starting with the oldest established by date-of-birth as entered on a Birth Certificate. Where 2 or more children (apart from Twins or multiple births) have the same date of birth final selection will be based on the alphabetical order of the child’s surname. Where 2 or more children have the same surname the alphabetical order of first (and subsequent forenames) shall be used as necessary.

NOTES: IMPORTANT

1. Full responsibility rests with Parents/Guardians to provide sufficient details at the time of application to allow the admissions criteria to be fairly administered.

2. Inaccurate or misleading information provided on or attached to an application may prejudice an offer or a place and may lead to the withdrawal of a place awarded to an applicant who has thereby gained an improper advantage.

DUTY TO VERIFY

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any application form/Transfer Form.

All applicants for places in Coláiste Chaitríona should note that the provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by post-primary schools can result in the withdrawal of a place and the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated in the applicant’s Transfer Form.

 

SIMS PARENT APP

From September 2017, we are rolling out the SIMS Parent App to the Parents/Guardians of Year 8, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 13 pupils.

Why use the SIMS Parent App?

  • Easy and convenient to use
  • No need to remember a new username or password
  • Information is accessible at a time convenient to you
  • You can access information about your child from a smartphone, tablet or PC
  • The information that you will receive through the App will help ypu support your child’s developement and progress as well as stay up-to-date with school lofe

What information will you be able to see

  • Attendance information – you will receive a weekly notification about your child’s attendance
  • Achievement information – a notification is sent every time your child receives a merit
  • School calendar and school contact details
  • Your child’s timetable
  • Your child’s tracking, Christmas and summer reports
  • Access to data collection sheet – so we will always have the most up-to-date information
  • If you have more than one child at the school, you will have access to information for all your children, from the same App

How to access the SIMS Parent App?    

NOTE – if your phone cannot download apps then use the following web address. 

SIMS Parent

https://www.sims-parent.co.uk/ 

Single Sign-On for your school's teachers, staff and pupils.

 

STEP 1: Download the SIMS Parent App from the App store to your phone or iPad. 

STEP 2: An invitation email will be sent to you, like the one below, click on the link in the email.  This invitation will be sent to the email address that we currently hold in our SIMS database.

STEP 3:  Sign in with one of the following.

 

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

  WHAT IF?  WHAT TO DO
1. I can’t download apps to my phone  SIMS Parent is accessible from the following web addresshttps://www.sims-parent.co.uk/ 
2. I haven’t received an email invitation Contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Emma Hughes, she will check that the email address we have for you is correct and then re-issue an invitation 
3. I don’t have any of the accounts listed in STEP 3 You will need to set up an account. Microsoft is one of the easiest accounts to set up 
4. I don’t have internet access St Catherine’s College facilities will be available 
5. I have followed the steps listed above and I still cannot sign in Contact the school and ask to speak to Miss M Black (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mrs Emma Hughes 

NOTE

From November 2017 Saint Catherine’s College is moving from SIMS Learning Gateway to the SIMS Parent App – this should remove all issues with usernames and passwords for SLG

For the academic year 2017-2018 - school reports for Year 12 pupils will be published to both SIMS Learning Gateway and SIMS Parent App

 

School Bookmark Competition 2017

 

Last year I designed a bookmark for the school diary it helped remind everyone about the goal and also helped you find your homework easily.

This year we are asking you to come up with a design for this year’s Community Goal.

Format: you can use Publisher/Pic Collage or alternative graphic App

Make it reflect life in Saint Catherine’s College, Armagh and beyond. Showcase what community means to you

Focus: Community

Open to all pupils in St Catherine’s College Y8-14

 

Deadline: Thursday 12th October 2017

Prize= £10

Wishing you luck

 

Mrs D Hegarty

Goal’s Coordinator

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