Awards & Achievements

Stratford College is proud to celebrate the participation, success and achievements of all our students

Award / 14 March 2019
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Stratford's Principal, Patricia Gordon, appointed to incoming National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Congratulations to Ms Patricia Gordon who in March 2019 has been appointed to the incoming National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) by the Minister of Education and Skills for a three year term.

See General School News blog for details.

Award / 4 March 2019
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Stratford teacher co-presents at CESI Conference 2019

Ms O'Kelly co-presented a presentation led by Professor Brendan Tangney, co-director of Trinity College's Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) and Dr Jake Rowan Byrne, Assistant Professor in Contemporary Teaching & Learning and Computing, Trinity College Dublin at the CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) 2019 Conference in Athlone on 2nd March. 

See Science/Maths blog for details.

Award / 1 March 2019
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Stratford College awarded SciFest STEM School Award

Stratford College was awarded a SciFest STEM School award on Thursday, 28th February 2019. The award was presented to Ms O'Kelly who received it on behalf of Stratford. Stratford College has been entering SciFest competitions with TYs since April 2014 in both the Technology and Life and Physical Science sections. 

See Science/Maths blog for more details.

Award / 30 November 2018
Junior Certificate Classical Studies Winner Stratford College Nov 2018

Stratford student awarded the Jack Henderson Medal for the top mark in the 2018 Junior Certificate for Classical Subjects

Congratulations to Alexey who won the Jack Henderson Medal which is awarded annually by the Classical Association of Ireland (CAI) to the student who has achieved the top mark in the Junior Certificate for Classical Studies. Alexey was presented with his medal by CAI President, Tom Seaver at the CAI Presidential Address in UCD on 30th November 2018.

See Classical Studies blog for details.

Award / 15 November 2018
Trinity College

Stratford past pupil (2018) awarded Trinity College Dublin Entrance Exhibition

Congratulations to Sam O'Brien (2018) who will be honoured with a TCD Exhibition Award on Tuesday, 20th November 2018. Sam is currently a 1st Year Physical Sciences student.

See Past Pupils blog for details.

Award / 15 November 2018
University College Dublin

Stratford past pupil (2014) receives French Government Medal and NUI (UCD) Prize for proficiency in French

Congratulations to Alice Murphy (2014) who was recently awarded a French Government Medal and NUI Prize for proficiency in French. Alice recently graduated with a BComm from UCD (2018).

See Past Pupils blog for details.

Award / 26 October 2018
Awards Ceremony, 26 Oct 2018

Awards Ceremony, 2018

The Awards Ceremony was held on on Friday, 26th October 2018 to recognise the many outstanding student achievements during 2017-2018. Congratulations to students, past and present, who received awards on the day.

See the 2018-2019 Web Gallery for more photos.

Award / 8 October 2018
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Stratford College teacher presents at Researchmeet of FÉILTE 2018

At the Researchmeet Ms O'Kelly, in collaboration with co-researchers from Trinity College Dublin, outlined their findings from their research through an exploratory case study of aspects of the Leaving Certificate Computer Science Draft Specification using the Bridge21 Learning Model, developed in Trinity College.

FÉILTE is the Teaching Council’s annual Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence which celebrates the wonderful work that teachers do every day in their classrooms and gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate and share this work with each other and with the wider public. 

Stratford College has been selected to present at FÉILTE in previous years:

2017 : Stratford Music Sessions

2016 : Junior Cycle French

2015 : 2nd Year Media Studies

See also the Science/Maths blog.

Award / 21 September 2018
Open Day Social

Stratford College one of 9 schools chosen to participate in DES School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (Friday, 21st September 2018) announced the launch of the School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

Nine schools from across the country are participating in the initial pilot phase taking place over the coming school year.

The Step Up Project focuses on supporting schools to ‘step up’ in the delivery of the new Junior Cycle programme. Schools will work together and will be supported by the Inspectorate, who will help with planning and the JCT, who will provide additional teacher training. 

The School Excellence Fund approach, which focuses on encouraging local collaboration and innovation, is key to delivering on the governments overall ambition to making Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.

See here for more details.

Award / 16 May 2018
Fighting Words

Two Stratford College student writers featured in 2018 Irish Times Fighting Words supplement

The 2018 Irish Times Fighting Words supplement was published on Tuesday, 15th May 2018. Congratulations to Grace Robbins (1st Year) and to Nellie Warren (3rd Year) who were both selected for inclusion based on the quality of their writing.

See English/Drama blog for details.