Year 14 Sociology trip

Year 14 Sociology trip

On February 22nd 2017 we visited Crumlin Road Gaol.  We had a tour of the prison and heard about what the prison was like, stories of some of the inmates and about the executions that happened there.

It was a very interesting and enjoyable trip which made us think about how prisons have changed, whether or not today’s prisons are as effective as they used to be and about the particular issues prisons face today.

Politics News

Two Government and Politics students attended the Nolan Live Election Special. Claire Louise Murphy and Aimee Reid were able to get a close up view of the cut and thrust of politics. They also met Stephen Nolan and former Finance Minister Mairtin O'Muilleoir.

Spanish Department News

As an AS level Spanish student, a few of my classmates and I were given the opportunity to go to St. Peters Primary School and teach some of their students Spanish throughout this school year. My friends and I taught a primary 2, primary 3 and a primary 4 class each on a Monday morning during our free study classes. Two more of my classmates taught a primary 5 and a primary 6 class each on a Thursday morning. As current AS Spanish students we all found this experience invaluable. We were provided with a further way to ensure we knew as much basic Spanish vocabulary as possible and we were given the experience of what it is like to teach independently. We taught our pupils everything from numbers to weather and even included how to say your favourite animal. We all agree that this opportunity has increased our confidence both inside and outside the classroom. I feel that this experience has been extremely enjoyable and beneficial for all parties involved.

Niamh Trainor

Year 14 Spiritual Space

A big thank you to the Clonard Youth and Young Adult Ministry team who provided our Year 14s with a short ‘spiritual recharge’.  It is great to have the opportunity to take time to reflect and think of the bigger picture. 

Clonard Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry works in collaboration with the Redemptorist Community in Clonard to create a centre of outreach, welcome and faith, where young people have the freedom to discover the crazy love of God. They hope to create an open and inclusive atmosphere that respects the life experience and faith story of each young person. The team strive to accompany young people on their journey of faith and self-discovery.

Note Clonard offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for students and young people. If you want to find out more please do visit their website, Twitter or Facebook accounts: - http://www.clonard.com/youth-young-adult-ministry

 

 

Tráthnóna sa Chultúrlann

Tráthnóna sa Chultúrlann

To continue their research into ‘An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta – The Gaeltacht Quarter,’ for their forthcoming A2 exam, Year 14 Irish students spent an afternoon in the Cultúrlann last week. They had the opportunity to order lunch in Irish and to speak Irish to each other in a social setting. They then listened to talks about the history of the Cultúrlann and the on-going events that the Cultúrlann provides for the community. Thanks to Naoise, Aisling and Diarmuid for their time and insight. It was a great afternoon.

‘Ár dTeanga Roinnte’

‘Ár dTeanga Roinnte’

Irish students from Year 10 took part in a workshop ‘Ár dTeanga Roinnte – Our Shared Language’ last week. The workshop was led by Gearóid Mac Eoin, Projects Officer with Conradh na Gaeilge and aimed to give the students insight into the links between local place names, surnames and the Irish language. The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot.