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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 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 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 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

May 11, 2017

Transition Year students explore UCD Classics Museum

Ms. Donohoe and Mr. Kearns brought the TY Classics class to visit the Classical Studies Museum in UCD on Tuesday, 9th May. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Classics/History Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 classics

May 9, 2017

Chinese Language and Culture classes for TY students

Over a series of a four weeks in April and May the TY students were taught Chinese Language and Culture classes. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs Business/LCVP Transition Year
Tags: 2016-2017 Chinese Studies

May 5, 2017

5th Year English Short Story writing

5th Year student, Ryan Baker, wrote a short story as part of creative writing during English classes in April. read more →

Categories: Subject Blogs English/Drama
Tags: 2016-2017 Creative Writing short story

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