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Due to Hurricane Ophelia and the resulting status orange wind warning the school will remain closed tomorrow, Monday, 16 October. The decision has been taken in the interests of the health and safety of our staff and students. The danger has been exacerbated by the current open nature of our temporary campus. Parents and students are asked to help spread the word as it will be very difficult to...
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Every Monday lunch break from 13.15-13.40, 3rd and 6th year students are invited to take part in Mindfulness Meditation. The Ember Team prepare a meditative space for students to gather and reflect. They encourage students to have some quiet time away from their busy school schedules. Body & Breath, Mindful Mountain, Loving Kindness and Reduce Anxiety are just some of the guided meditations...
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To celebrate National Coming Out Day 2017, all students participated in workshops with Shout Out, a community of activists committed to improving the school environment for LGBTI+ young people. Students explored LGTI+ terminology, scenarios where students can act as good allies, and ways in which to create a welcoming environment for LGBTI+ students. The group of facilitators shared their own...
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Friday 10th November 2017: 09.30-10.10: Faith Talk - 3rd year talk on Evangelicals & their beliefs (presented by Pastor Nick Park of the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland) 12.20-13.00: Secularism Talk - 6th year talk on Atheism & the separation of Religion and State (with chair, Michael Nugent, & Human Rights Officer, Jane Donnelly, of Atheist Ireland). 14.40-15.40: Celebrating...
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Thursday 9th November 2017: Interactive Buddhism Workshops (hosted by Buddhism for Schools 09.05-10.45: 1st years & invited primary school students 10.45-12.00: 2nd years & invited primary school students Exploring different ways to communicate - Interactive workshops for 1st & 2nd year students 13.40-14.20: Introduction to Irish Sign Language (with Mr Gueret) 14.20-15.00:...
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Wednesday 8th November 2017: Exploring new cultures - Interactive presentation on Israel exploring history, Jewish beliefs, Kosher food, etc. (with Alan Lynne, chair of MU Israel Society) 11.50-12.20: 1st year students 12.20-13.00: 3rd year students
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Tuesday 7th November 2017: 09.30-10.10: Social Justice Food for Thought - 5th year talk on the problem of Racism in Ireland today & how we can overcome it (with representative from the Anti-Racism Network of Ireland). 10.50-11.30: Faith Talk - TY talk on Zen Buddhism with guided meditation (led by Zen Buddhist Priest Myozan Kodo from Zen Buddhism Ireland). Intercultural Fair – Students will...
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This whole school initiative will be the first big event in our endeavour to secure the Yellow Flag for inclusive, inter-cultural schools in Ireland. Monday 6th November 2017: 08.30-09.30: Sacred Places - 2nd year visit to a Hindu Temple with chanting/mantras from morning prayers (Ananada Siddhi Vinayaka Temple). 10.30-11.30: Sacred Places - 2nd year trip to the Mosque (guided tour with Ali...
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TY Students attended an Introduction to Robotics Workshops at the DCU LEGO Education Innovation Studio on Oct 2nd & 3rd. It is a programme given to school where students can learn about programming; utilising areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The DCU staff were very impressed with the students enthusiasm and good level of knowledge on both days. Thanks must go to the...
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Pupils participate in the SVP TY Befriending/Education Project
The first meeting of the 1st Year Homework Buddies Club took place on Wednesday, 20th September 2017. A group of Transition Year mentors were trained to assist the 1st year students with their written homework and revision tasks. Each TY mentor was allocated a select number of students to work closely with during the session. Mentors made a checklist of tasks that their 1st year buddies had to...

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