Guidance-related learning websites


Guidance-related learning websites has launched free classes for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. For further information please visit:  education, training and career information education, training and career information, REACH+ programme   The CAO have opened a dedicated page with FAQ to support applicants  and also offer an email service for any query

Access college  (DARE and HEAR applications)

Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] grant applications


Individual colleges and Higher Education Institutions are providing applicants with online support and advice including helplines and 1:1 support. See websites for more information.

General learning resources:


Beyond the Classroom. The PDST Primary PE team will release new videos and activities each week for pupils to practice their fundamental movement skills at home.

Daily Maths. The PDST Maths team is uploading daily resource banks for Post-Primary students. A different maths topic is covered each day during the school closure period

Britannica LaunchPacks. Britannica has kindly offered FREE access to their Science and Humanities LaunchPacks. Access is available to all Scoilnet users during the school closure period.

World Book online. All students in the Republic of Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. During the duration of school closures, World Book Online has kindly made available a collection of all their eBooks. There are about 700 proprietary World Book titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles.

State Examinations

PDST Distance Learning

Home Tuition

Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate – Virtual classroom launched has launched a new initiative for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students.  FREE online classes are now available for all students covering the following subjects:





Home Economics
Health and Nutrition

The classes operate from 9.20am to 4.20pm each weekday with a break in the morning and a break for lunch. Students can attend virtual lessons for the day by booking their place ‘in’ the classroom via Zoho Showtime – which is similar to Zoom. Classes are scheduled to start from 10th April and will run until the 21st of May.
For further information please visit:

News for students


  1. Maynooth University – Virtual Open Day
  2. “How To” Videos from DCU Students
  3. Free Study Skills E-Book!
  4. Free Training in Virtual Classrooms and Remote Learning
  5. Opportunity For International Sharing And Learning
  6. Easter Arrangements for Maths at Home
  7. Oceans of learning resources online at
  8. Could Working from Home soon be the new Normal?
  9. DCYA funded youth services and organisations advice
  10. Education after COVID-19
  11. SME Open Days Rescheduled
  12. Alert List from IT Tralee
  13. New President in GMIT
  14. NCGE Update on Guidance

Mindfulness Relaxation technique

Mindfulness relaxation technique – the storm will pass. Practicing even for a few minutes each day can provide a reserve of inner calm. It is important to try other mindfulness techniques – awareness of breath, body scan, meditation, yoga, tai chi – what works best for you?

Mindfulness Relaxation technique – the storm will pass.

Mindfulness of Breath   –  Just taking a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness of breath can help to decrease stress, relax your mind, body and spirit.

CAO – College News

Please find below some up to date information/website links for students applying to colleges for the academic year of 2020-2021.



NUIG have planned a series of virtual events where you can have your questions answered live. For further information and a list of the scheduled events please go to

Trinity College Dublin has a dedicated email address for those students hoping to attend this year.  Any queries can be forwarded to them at the following address:

National college of art and design – postgraduates applications are now invited. Applicants should visit and follow the website links.

CAO:  If you have an urgent query or an account access issue please email them via the Correspondence Section of your CAO Account (or the Contact section of the website). Please remain patient and allow our remote access team sufficient time to deal with your request. Make sure to include as much information as possible to assist us in handling your query. There is no telephone service available at this time.
Postal correspondence should not be sent to the CAO office from today, 30th March. Applicants who are required to supply documentation to support their application are asked to wait until the restrictions are lifted before posting such documents. Documents sent in recent days will be processed when the CAO office re-opens. Documents already in the postal system will be delivered to the office when the restrictions are lifted.
Online late applications are still being accepted up to 1st May at 17:15. To make a late application click on `Apply`.
The CAO Change of Mind facility will operate as usual, opening on the 5th May at noon and closing on the 1st July at 17:15.