February 2, 2012
During the summer of 2011 the basketball courts were resurfaced. Now you can watch the step-by-step process of the courts being transformed by going to the Fitness Functions website. It took six days to resurface the courts. What a difference! (Click on thumbnail to open an enlarged version of image.)
January 26, 2012
Safer Internet Day (Tuesday, 7th February) is part of a global drive to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people. This year's theme is "Connecting generations and educating each other". The National Parents Council (www.npccc.ie) website has an article about Safer Internet Day events 2012. Also keep an eye on www.webwise.ie for Safer Internet Day events.
There is a Safer Internet Day website, www.saferinternetday.org which has interesting resources including summaries on how understand social network site privacy settings, e.g. Facebook's Timeline app.
January 26, 2012
To mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2012 next week, the UK anti-bullying charity, Beatbullying, is mobilising hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world, together with celebrities, politicians, charities, businesses and communities to launch The Big March 2012, the world's first global virtual march for children's rights.
Beatbullying is calling for people around the world to support The Big March 2012, which will take place on January 31st 2012: from Manchester to Mumbai, from Naples to New Orleans, from Jerusalem to Johannesburg, and from Budapest to Brasilia.
Predicted to last up to two days, the march will culminate with the delivery of a petition to the United Nations Building in New York; asking the United Nations to explicitly enshrine 'bullying' in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
“The right of every child to be safe from bullying, violence and the fear of violence by their peers as well as from abuse by adults.”
This will help to protect children all over the world from the pain and distress of bullying and harassment. If successful, it will be the first time that the Convention has been updated in over 10 years.
The National Anti-Bullying Coalition and NPCpp has signed up for the march and we would like to see a big Irish presence. Please consider joining us by registering at http://www.beatbullying.org/bigmarch
You will find more information and a toolkit for use on facebook, twitter and websites/blogs if you wish, at http://www.beatbullying.org/index.html
National Anti-Bullying Coalition
December 13, 2011
Congratulations to everyone who performed in the 'Stratford's Got Talent' Show arranged by the Student Council and Ms. Conlon. We would like to thank everyone involved especially Ms. Gordon, Ms. Conlon, Shelley Bukspan, Dave McGuinness and our two guests - Suzanne Kane from 4FM and past-pupil Emma West.
Elections will be held this week to reappoint new prefects and Student Council Representatives for the new term of office, starting after the holidays. (Click on thumbnails to open an enlarged version of image.)
Watch all the performances again on the Stratford College YouTube channel. There are also more photos of the Talent Show on the website gallery.
Cathy Dunne (6th Year, PRO)
[Photos: Ms. O'Kelly]
December 1, 2011
Ms. Conlon and the Student Council invite you to the Stratford College Talent show on Wednesday, 7th December at 2pm in the hall. Music, dancing and more. Invited guests - Suzanne Kane from 4FM and Emma West, Musician and Past Pupil. (Click on thumbnail to open an enlarged version of image.)
[Image: Ailbhe MacMahon, 6th Year]