General School News

General School News / 15 August 2019
Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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General School News, Parents Association / 28 July 2019
State Examinations Candidate Self Service Portal

State Examinations Candidate Self Service Portal

In line with changes required to bring about the earlier issue of results of the Leaving Certificate appeals, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has developed a Candidate Self Service Portal for Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates.

The Candidate Self Service Portal is an extension of the SEC’s online results service and as well as providing access to results online it will also allow you to apply to view scripts, to access component marks, to view your scripts in subjects that are being marked online this year, to make an appeal application and to access your appeal results.

https://www.examinations.ie/candidate-portal/

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Subject Blogs, Wellbeing, General School News, Parents Association, Student Council / 15 July 2019
Consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

The review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) took place between June 2018 and March 2019. It was successful in gathering the views of a wide range of stakeholders, demonstrating the level of interest in this aspect of education. We are now engaging in consultation to ensure the findings and related draft advice is reflective of the needs of students, schools and parents.

The NCCA would like you to consider the findings and the draft advice contained in the draft Report and to submit your views.

You can find the draft Report here.
You can find the summary of the draft Report here.

Please submit your views via the online survey here.
Or make a written submission using this template and emailing your response to RSEreview@ncca.ie.

The deadline for completing the survey or emailing a written submission is Friday 25th October 2019. After this phase of consultation is complete, a final report containing the advice for future directions will be completed and issued to the Minister for Education and Skills.

The NCCA wishes to thank the organisations, individuals and schools who have participated in the review to date.

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