Green Schools receives 4th Flag for Marine Litter

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NEWS / 23 May 2019

On the 22nd May, four members from the Green Schools committee and myself attended the Green Flag Awards Ceremony in The Helix, DCU. This ceremony marked the achievements of schools from all over Dublin who had successfully completed a two year action plan in order to be awarded a Green Flag.

Some schools were receiving their first flag for Litter and Waste, while others were receiving their sixth flag for Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste. This flag demands that schools have maintained and improved their standards over a period of at least 12 years. 

Stratford College was awarded our fourth flag for Global Citizenship - Marine Litter. It is a prestigious and well deserved award for our school community. After a successful inspection visit to our school involving an extensive audit of our plan, actions and results over the last two years we were awarded the flag.

I would like to thank all of our school community and in particular our phenomenal Green Schools committee with representatives from 1st-6th year for all their commitment and hard work.

In our current climate, Green Schools with a focus on Global Citizenship is core in educating and supporting our students in becoming responsible and active citizens.

We are awaiting our letter from An Taisce to inform us which flag we will be aiming for next. I hope to see our committee grow in numbers next year. 

Ms. Donohoe

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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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