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April 22, 2015

CoderDojo Club has started on Sundays @ Stratford College

The first Stratford College CoderDojo Club started on Sunday, 19th April at 4pm in the school hall. Pupils aged between 8-12 years are welcome to come and learn the basics of programming, using Scratch, every Sunday from now until the end of May. Stratford is also celebrating Tech Week 2015 (26th April - 2nd May) in Science and Computing classes. read more →

Categories: General School News Parents Association
Tags: 2014-2015 scratch Coderdojo tech week 2015

April 21, 2015

Switching to Stratford College

The reasons for switching schools vary but in all cases it is a big decision for a whole family. We work with parents to try and make the move as seamless and positive an experience as possible. read more →

Categories: General School News
Tags: 2014-2015 switching admissions

April 17, 2015

Managing Information In Stratford College

In the past two years huge changes have been implemented in Stratford College in terms of the IT infrastructure, WiFi facilities, Bring Your Own Device, 100MB broadband access, a CoderDojo club, an updated website and Acceptable User Policy. Ms. Patricia Gordon sent this update to all parents and students earlier this month. read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 byot junior cycle key skills key skills

April 14, 2015

The Life-Long Benefits of Reading for Pleasure

In the Spring 2015 edition of "The School Librarian", Professor Alice Sullivan, University College London Institute of Education, summarises the benefits of reading for pleasure based on her research with colleague Matt Brown using the 1970 British Cohort Study. Professor Sullivan is one of the keynote speakers on this topic at the International Research Methods Summer School in Mary Immaculate College in June 2015. read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 literacy reading for pleasure vocabulary life-long

March 7, 2015

‘The Expert Learner’ by Gordon Stobart

Gordon Stobart spoke recenlty at an Education Seminar organised by the Irish School Heads Association. read more →

Categories: General School News Junior Cycle
Tags: 2014-2015

March 4, 2015

World Book Day! Why we can’t live without books - the video

World Book Day 2015 is on Thursday, 5th March. A statement posed by the World Book Day Award competition was "Why we can't live without books". Look at the video of how Stratford College students responded to this. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Music General School News Junior Cycle Library
Tags: 2014-2015 World Book Day books

February 23, 2015

School Self Evaluation (SSE)

SSE is a management tool which helps schools to focus on the effectiveness of their practices. Ms. Patricia Gordon, Principal explains the theme of the Stratford College SSE for the next few years and how the whole school community plays a part in it. read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 school self evaluation pdst school improvement plan

February 13, 2015

Diamond Jubilee Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

On Thursday, 12th February a selection of students and staff presented President Michael D. Higgins with a copy of '60 Years A Growing' to complete our Diamond Jubilee celebrations. read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 diamond jubilee president michael d. higgins aras an uachtarain

February 11, 2015

February 2015 Newsletter now published

The latest Stratford College newsletter was published on Wednesday, 11th February. It focuses on Safe Internet Usage, Key Skills for 21st Century Learning and the benefits of Co-educational education in Ireland. read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 newsletter

February 9, 2015

Safe Internet Use

Every February, Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world. This year it is being celebrated on Tuesday, 10th February. The theme for the day is: "Let's create a better internet together". read more →

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Tags: 2014-2015 Safer Internet Day webwise ireland watch your space up2us

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