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January 14, 2016

Managing Information: Growing up mobile

Conor Dougherty, published an article in The Irish Times on Monday, 11 January 2016, which gives an insight into how teenagers who have grown up with mobile technology to hand, manage apps by using constant alerts. read more →

Categories: General School News Parents Association
Tags: 2015-2016 managing information apps mobile technology

January 5, 2016

Stratford prepares for implementation of ePortfolios

In early December, Stratford announced that it had chosen to use Office 365 for Education as it's choice of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The next step is training teachers to use this VLE and to set up ePortfolios (also known as digital portfolios) for their classes and for students. Training starts in January 2016. read more →

Categories: General School News
Tags: 2015-2016 office 365 for education vle virtual learning environment eportfolio digital portfolio

December 1, 2015

Stratford invests in Office 365 Education for its Virtual Learning Environment

From December 2015, Stratford College is moving to Office 365 Education apps and service for its Virtual Learning Environment. After a lot of research, Stratford College came to the conclusion that Office 365 Education offered all the strategic features and more, that is required for 21st Century teaching and learning in Stratford. It will allow teachers and students to share, collaborate and create work in a cloud-based, secure environment. read more →

Categories: General School News Junior Cycle Parents Association
Tags: 2015-2016 office 365 education virtual learning environment onedrive onenote junior cycle key skills management of information key skill

November 11, 2015

Stratford’s Arts Week 2015 starts Monday 16th November

Stratford will be celebrating its own Arts Week from Monday, 16th November through to Friday, 20th November. Arts Week 2015 celebrates the importance to understanding our society as well as focus on our own well-being. It is a busy week, with many events organised by the teachers. read more →

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Tags: 2015-2016 Arts Week

November 9, 2015

Open Day was full to capacity

Stratford College held its Open Day on Sunday, 8th November and it was full to capacity with prospective families visiting the school. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths General School News
Tags: 2015-2016 Open Day

November 4, 2015

The Key Skill of Staying Well

Students need a wide range of skills to help them face the many challenges presented to them in today‚Äôs world. read more →

Categories: General School News Junior Cycle
Tags: 2015-2016 well being

November 3, 2015

Stratford donates 33 classroom and computer lab computers to Camara Education for recycling

Stratford's Green Schools Committee are delighted to announce that 33 old classroom and computer lab computers are being donated to the charity, Camara Education, for recycling on Wednesday 4th November. Over the summer of 2015 Stratford invested in a whole new suite of computers for its classrooms and computer lab. read more →

Categories: General School News Green Schools
Tags: 2015-2016 camara Green Schools recycling computers

October 27, 2015

Second Green Flag (for energy) formally raised after the Awards Ceremony

The theme of this year's Awards Ceremony on Friday, 23rd October, was renewable energy - in light of Stratford's Green Schools Committee formally raising its second Green Flag for Energy. Green Schools organised for an electric car to come to the school with ESB Cars. Students had great fun getting into it prior to the start of the Awards Ceremony! read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Music General School News Student Council
Tags: 2015-2016 Green Schools renewable energy electric car esb cars an taisce

October 7, 2015

Curriculum Evening on Thursday 19th November at 7pm

Annette Honan from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) will be speaking about Assessment for Learning. In addition members of staff will be presenting on Junior Cycle English, Literacy, Numeracy, Well Being, Learning Support and Testing. read more →

Categories: General School News Parents Association
Tags: 2015-2016 curriculum assessment for learning

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