14th October 2016

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

There will be an Information Night for all parents and guardians of sixth year students tonight, Wednesday October 19th at 7.30p.m.  This meeting is being held to give parents information regarding careers and college placements, while also informing them about the CAO process.  A study skills session will run at the same time for third year students and their parents. 

TRANSITION YEAR TRIP

Transition Year students travelled to Dublin last week for a fieldtrip as part of their module on 'Chinese Language and Culture'.  This module teaches basic skills in Mandarin Chinese language while also educating students on Chinese traditions and culture.  Students travelled to the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle to observe an Asian art exhibit.  The exhibition is very impressive, including one of the finest collections of Chinese jade books in the world.  Students then went to Dublin's Chinatown for an authentic Chinese meal where the students practiced their language skills. A very enjoyable day! 

TY RADIO

For the last three weeks, The TY Journalism class have been producing an hour long radio show for Garden County Radio.  This involves researching, editing and producing the show.  The show was broadcast every Friday evening between 6 and 7pm and was available online or through the Garden County Radio Smartphone App.  The students involved really enjoyed the experience. 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Ms Armstrong and the Music Department has been very busy recently.  The Music year kicked off with Open Night when all the music students joined forces for the finale of the evening.  Since then, all the music students, along with staff and the newly formed ukulele orchestra sang in the GP area for National Choral Week in aid of Mental Health Ireland.  It was wonderful to have the "feel good factor" spread throughout the school community.  This event was also recorded as part of the TY Radio module.  Many thanks to all involved in making these events such a success.  

MIDTERM BREAK

The school will be closed for the annual autumn mid-term break from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November.


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