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June 2, 2015

Green Schools awarded second Green Flag at ceremony in DCU

A number of senior students from the Green Schools committee attended a ceremony in The Helix in DCU on Tuesday, 19th May to receive the second Green Flag for Energy. A huge amount of work was done by all the Green Schools committee to achieve this well-deserved flag. read more →

Categories: General School News Green Schools
Tags: 2014-2015 Green Schools Green Flag energy

June 1, 2015

CoderDojo@Stratford on Sundays

Since Sunday, 19th April the Parents Association has organised a weekly CoderDojo@Stratford from 4pm - 5.30pm. Up to 20 pupils aged between 8-12 have been attending regularly, with students from Stratford College acting as mentors and lending their expertise, while the main programming expert is a parent from Stratford National School. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths General School News
Tags: 2014-2015 Coderdojo programming scratch

May 20, 2015

The importance of having individual and team sports for young people

The strategy for sport in Stratford College, as developed by Ms. Finnegan, is based on a mixture of team and individual sports. Recent research from the ESRI has shown that giving students the opportunity to participate in individual sports gives them the best chance of incorporating physical activity through their lives, as well as improving the likelihood of students continuing in education upon leaving secondary school. read more →

Categories: General School News Guidance Sports
Tags: 2014-2015 sports esri drop-out individual sports team sports

May 15, 2015

Dublin City Council Biodiversity representative meets Junior students

Stratford College are taking part in a Biodiversity project as part of the Rathgar Village Improvement Plan supported by Dublin City Council. On Thursday, 14th May the Biodiversity representative from Dublin City Council met 1st and 2nd year students. 2nd Year student, Ana Jovanovic, reflects on this talk. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths General School News
Tags: 2014-2015 dublin city council biodiversity rathgar village improvement plan

May 15, 2015

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 →

Categories: General School News
Tags: 2014-2015 Department of Education and Skills transition from second level to higher education queen's university belfast university of oxford

May 15, 2015

8 Steps to take (now!) for the big move to Secondary School

Recently we posted a blog to the school website about moving from Primary to Post Primary schools, now in a further update Principal, Ms. Gordon, gives more advice on this change on herfamily.ie. read more →

Categories: General School News Stratford in the Media Parents Association
Tags: 2014-2015 herfamily.ie primary to post-primary

May 11, 2015

Radical changes to Leaving Certificate grading system and CAO points system

On Wednesday, 29th April, Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan announced a major reforms to the Leaving Certificate grades system and CAO points system after a broad consultation process. The changes will be implemented for the 2017 Leaving Certificate. read more →

Categories: General School News Guidance
Tags: 2014-2015 cao points system leaving certificate grading system Department of Education and Skills

April 30, 2015

Diamond Jubilee book, ‘60 Years A Growing’ now available as eBook

As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration concert in November, students, past pupils and staff (both former and current) worked intensively together from August to November 2014 to produce a beautiful book called '60 Years A Growing'. It was presented to President Michael D. Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday, 12th February 2015. It is now available on our website as an eBook. read more →

Categories: General School News Stratford in the Media Past Pupils
Tags: 2014-2015 diamond jubilee John Banville 60 years a growing

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