The Prefects are asking all students to wear imaginative footwear on Wednesday 22 March to raise funds for ‘Walk in My Shoes’. They will be visiting classrooms to collect two euro which will go towards supporting teenagers with mental health issues.
Thanks to Sam Barlow.
Last week, some 5th year students studying Spanish accompanied by their teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Ms. Leggett, went to the Spanish Institute in Dublin 2. We attended a course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Spanish. Students rotated through 4 different lab-tables in which they performed different experiments with ingredients such as milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit. These experiments were coordinated by four scientists from the SEBBM (the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society).
The students really enjoyed combining their Science knowledge and Spanish and there was a great excitement when students managed to fry an egg using cold ethanol and made an egg bounce like a rubber ball with the use of vinegar!
We hope this trip inspired students to see the uses of studying a foreign language in school and how it can be used in a very wide variety of career paths.
Numeracy week takes place from Monday 6 March. It aims to further raise awareness of the importance of problem solving skills and how they can be applied in everyday situations. There will be puzzles to be solved, prizes to be won and the unveiling of our Numeracy Board.
Thanks to the Numeracy Committee of teachers and Mr Murphy’s Numeracy Team of TY students.
Visit the library during the week and look out for the table in the assembly Hall on Friday.
As part of our numeracy week there will be a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ challenge, the winner will be the person who guesses correctly or who is closest to.
The scheduled Staff Training on Wednesday 1 March will now take place in school time so classes will finish at 11.25. The buses have been informed.
Coming Soon: Free Computer Classes:
The “Digital Skills for Citizens” programme will run five 2 hour sessions in the school. It starts on Tues 14th March from 4:30 – 6:30pm. The other dates will be 21st and 28th March, 4th April, with one final date to be confirmed. Spaces limited so get in touch via phone (01 8038069) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a place.