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Watch Our Teaching and Learning in Action

In May 2015 The Irish Schoolheads Association in partnership with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) filmed Patricia Gordon, Principal, and two of our teachers, Ms O' Reilly and Ms Donohoe and their classes (1st Years and 2nd Years) describing and demonstrating how they use Peer Assessment and Active Teaching Methodologies in the teaching of their subjects. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History French General School News Junior Cycle
Tags: 2014-2015 videos peer assessment Junior Cycle Classical Studies

June 19, 2017

Summer Reading for students and parents alike

With the start of the summer holidays, students should be actively encouraged by their parents/guardians to read for pleasure and parents/guardians should also read as an example to them. Go to your local public library, join your local public library summer reading programme or ask your friends what they'd recommend to read. In this blog a number of websites are listed where you can get lists of books to read. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Parents Association Library
Tags: reading Summer Reading literacy 2016-2017

June 7, 2017

Bloomsday in Rathgar - The birthplace of James Joyce

Friday, 16th June is Bloomsday. From 2pm - 7pm there will be lots of events around Rathgar Village which is the birthplace of James Joyce. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Library
Tags: 2016-2017 community james joyce bloomsday

May 22, 2017

TYs complete two-day hike for An Gaisce Award

Ms. Finnegan, Ms. Walsh and the TY class completed a two-day hike for the An Gaisce Award on Thursday and Friday, 18th/19th May. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Geography Transition Year Sports
Tags: 2016-2017 An Gaisce Wicklow Way

May 18, 2017

Shavuot: Early Summer Festival

Mrs Walsh explains the significance of Shavuot, this two-day early-summer festival. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Jewish Studies
Tags: Shavuot Passover Mount Sinai Israelites Pentecost The Time of the Giving of the Torah

May 18, 2017

New books for the Library

Lots of new books have been put on the shelves in the Library which should excite students! read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Wellbeing Library
Tags: 2016-2017 reading reading for pleasure

May 17, 2017

TY French students sit DELF exams at the Alliance Française

French teacher, Mr. Priestley, explains about the DELF exams and what the TY students were examined on in early May. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs French Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 delf

May 17, 2017

TY students visit Jewish Museum

Ms. Donohoe and Ms. Caspi brought the TY students on a visit to the Jewish Museum on Tuesday, 16th May. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History Jewish Studies Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 classics jewish museum

May 15, 2017

TY students create innovative musical instruments in MaKey MaKey workshop

On Friday morning, 12th May instead of Music Technology and Computer Studies classes, the TY students worked on a MaKey MaKey workshop where they had to create their own musical instruments. This was a most innovative and creative STEAM workshop! read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Art Music Science/Maths Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 steam makey makey

May 15, 2017

National Drawing Day in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines

National Drawing Day is on 20th May. Cathal Brugha Barracks is hosting drawing sessions facilitated by 'Artist in Residence' Margaret Fitzgibbon. Earlier in March the TY students exhibited some of their work representing International Women's Day. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Art Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 community cathal brugha barracks national drawing day

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