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October 3, 2017

Wellbeing: Student Voice

It is acknowledged that the Wellbeing of young people is enhanced when their views and suggestions are sought and there is a meaningful response to them (Flynn, 2014). Listen to two Stratford College students give informed feedback on their experience with Digital Portfolios and their Digital Grade Profile as part of their Junior Cycle English learning. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Wellbeing Junior Cycle
Tags: 2017-2018 student voice wellbeing

October 2, 2017

Dublin Festival of History: Senior History students attend opening debate

Ms. Kenny and a group of Senior History students attended the opening debate of the Dublin Festival of History recently in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Lecturers included Martin Bell and Robert Harris. 5th Year student, Sonny Daly describes the experience. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History
Tags: 2017-2018 dublin festival of history History

October 2, 2017

1st Year Science students working on stem cell project

Over the past few weeks, the 1st years have been doing a project on stem cells for Science. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths Junior Cycle
Tags: 2017-2018 Science

October 2, 2017

Students and Parents invited to read the October Book Club choice: “We Come Apart”

The Library Book Club choice for October is "We Come Apart" by Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan - two award winning authors. In a new venture, parents/guardians are also invited to borrow the book from the Library and to share the experience of reading Young Adult books over the course of the academic year. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama Library
Tags: 2017-2018 Book Club

September 29, 2017

2nd Year Classics students reenact glimpses of Homer’s Illiad, Book I

In the last week of September, the 2nd years were given the opportunity to reenact glimpses of Homer's Illiad. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History
Tags: 2017-2018 classics

September 20, 2017

Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year

Mrs. Walsh explains about Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New year. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Jewish Studies
Tags: Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year Tishrei sweet foods 2016-2017

September 19, 2017

Great Reads Award 2017: students asked to read and rate Junior and Senior books

The Great Reads Award 2017 is up and running, with the shortlisted books now available to borrow from the Library. Now in its second year, the Great Reads Award is organised by the School Library Association in Ireland (SLARI). Students read the books and rate them in two categories - Junior and Senior. The author with the most ratings in each category win a prize. The school with the most rating entries also win a prize! read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History Library
Tags: 2017-2018 great reads award

September 13, 2017

3rd Year English student writes exemplary extended ending to Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

In early September Ms. Reynolds asked the 3rd Year English class to complete an extended writing task by extending John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men". Read Kharisma Messam's exemplary piece of creative modelling. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama
Tags: 2017-2018

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 8, 2017

1st Year Classics students artistically cover their copy books

In early September, for homework, Ms Donohoe asked all her 1st Year Classics students to cover their Roman and Greek copy books to represent what Classics means to them. Look at how some of the copy books look now! read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Art Classics/History
Tags: 2017-2018 classics

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