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Stratford College Open Day -  Sunday 12th November 2017

Prospective second level students and parents interested in finding out more about Stratford College in Rathgar are invited to attend the school’s Open Day on Sunday, 12th November 2017 from 2 - 3.30pm. read more →

Categories: General School News
Tags: 2017-2018 Open Day

October 3, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion in schools

Read more of this speech by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. read more →

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Tags: 2017-2018 diversity inclusion

September 9, 2017

Are Students Happy? PISA 2015 Results: Students’ Well-Being (published April 2017)

On average across OECD countries, 15-year-old students are satisfied with the life they are living: they report a level of 7.3 on a scale of life satisfaction that ranges from 0 to 10. But around 12% of students, on average, are not satisfied with their life:they report 4 or less on the scale. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Wellbeing General School News Junior Cycle Parents Association Student Council

September 4, 2017

Politics and Society: a new Leaving Certificate subject starting September 2018

Politics and Society is a new Leaving Certificate subject and will be available to all schools from September 2018. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History Science/Maths General School News
Tags: 2017-2018 NCCA politics and society

September 4, 2017

Computer Science: new Leaving Certificate subject will be introduced in September 2018

The NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) published the draft specification for the new Leaving Certificate subject of Computer Science in June 2017. It is currently in the consultation phase which is due to end on 22nd September 2017. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths General School News
Tags: 2017-2018 computer science NCCA leaving certificate

August 29, 2017

2016-2017 Stratford College Year Book published

The Parents Association in conjunction with staff and students published the first bi-annual edition of the Stratford College Year Book. Each family received a copy on the first day back to school. It captures highlights of the 2016-2017 school year, month by month. read more →

Categories: General School News Parents Association
Tags: 2017-2018 Year Book

August 28, 2017

Comprehensive new guidelines for supporting students with special educational needs

The Department of Education and Skills published comprehensive new guidelines for a new model of supports for students with special educational needs in post-primary schools, in September 2017. read more →

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Tags: 2017-2018 special education needs sess

March 6, 2017

DES publish Inspection Report on Stratford’s TY Programme

The Department of Education and Skills has published the Inspection Report on Stratford's TY Programme. The inspection was in November 2016. The Board of Management welcomes such a positive report on its TY Programme. read more →

Categories: General School News Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 des

February 28, 2017

Stratford College hosts Parent and Student Charter Panel Discussion

On Monday 27th February Stratford College hosted a panel discussion on proposed new legislation which will require all schools to publish and operate a Parent and Student Charter. read more →

Categories: General School News Parents Association Student Council
Tags: 2016-2017 education bill 2016 parent and student charter

February 28, 2017

Predictability in the Irish Leaving Certificate: Research Findings

This research was sponsored by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) of Ireland, as part of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) (2013) policy, 'Supporting a better transition from second level to Higher Education: Key directions and next steps'. This research addresses the first and was undertaken by Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and Queen’s University, Belfast. read more →

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Tags: Department of Education and Skills transition from second level to higher education queen's university belfast university of oxford 2016-2017

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