Vote for Roisin in Doodle 4 Google Competition

This year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is very special, the winning doodle will feature on the Google Ireland homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March, the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Millions of people will have the opportunity to see it, and understand what Ireland means to a young person today. …

Leading the way in Coding at Junior Cycle

A small number of schools with existing practice in terms of Computer Science/Coding and Programming at Junior Cycle level, were offered the opportunity to take part in an initiative to pilot aspects of the new short course in Coding for Junior Cycle. Castletroy College has been involved with Lero initiatives since …

Apprentice chef competition

Five students battled it out in our kitchens on Wednesday 27th April. They presented dishes included Panfried sirloin of steak with a redwine & onion sauce and parmesan potato, Marinated panfried chicken with kalamatra olive and cherry tomato dressing and a fresh leaf salad, Panfried fillet of duck with hoisin …

Well Done Shauna Ryan

Congratulations to Shauna Ryan (6th Year) who won an All-Ireland Inter-provincial medal last weekend with the Munster Post Primary Schools Gaelic Team. Follow @CastletroyC

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Vote for Roisin in Doodle 4 Google Competition

February 8, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Vote for Roisin in Doodle 4 Google Competition
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This year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is very special, the winning doodle will feature on the Google Ireland homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March, the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Millions of people will have the opportunity to see it, and understand what Ireland means to a young person today.

It is even more special for Castletroy College because Roisin Clothier, one of our Transition Year students, has reached the finals of the competition. If she wins the school gets a €10,000 technology grant and she gets a €5,000 scholarship.

She is a talented artist and we are proud of her work. So let’s get behind Roisin by voting for her!.

Just click on the link below and cast you vote for Roisin.

Vote for Roisin

Leading the way in Coding at Junior Cycle

February 8, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Leading the way in Coding at Junior Cycle
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A small number of schools with existing practice in terms of Computer Science/Coding and Programming at Junior Cycle level, were offered the opportunity to take part in an initiative to pilot aspects of the new short course in Coding for Junior Cycle. Castletroy College has been involved with Lero initiatives since 2007 and coding has been taught in the school using Scratch since then. Given this existing background in coding at Junior Cycle and Transition Year, Castletroy College was delighted to be chosen as one of a group of approximately twenty schools to participate in this initiative which will pioneer the introduction of coding using electronic hardware devices in schools nationally.

This is a collaborative initiative between Intel Ireland, Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre – and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) which was launched  in the University of Limerick this January.

The project is designed to support schools and teachers in exploring the coding short course now available under the Framework for Junior Cycle 2015.

Intel Ireland has donated 900 Galileo Gen 2 Boards and teacher kits to a cohort of approximately 20 post-primary schools. Students will engage in technology and design-related activities with the use of these resources within this 12 month project. Castletroy College students in some classes have already begun work on the project.

Mr Shortt and Mr Keyes are participating in CPD as part of the initiative and look forward to extending this approach to teaching coding to all ICT classes as soon as possible.

Apprentice chef competition

February 2, 2016 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off on Apprentice chef competition
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Five students battled it out in our kitchens on Wednesday 27th April. They presented dishes included Panfried sirloin of steak with a redwine & onion sauce and parmesan potato, Marinated panfried chicken with kalamatra olive and cherry tomato dressing and a fresh leaf salad, Panfried fillet of duck with hoisin sauce & truffle potato; Coconut and chilli chicken with boiled rice and lime beef stirfry with boiled rice. Well done to participants Kerri O Donoghue, Caoimhe Lee, Luiseach Crosse, Ciara O Flaherty, and Meg Vaughan. The educators, Padraic Flanagan, Esther Griffin and Joan McGarry Moore were highly impressed with the students skills and work ethic. Well done to all participants, we wish Kerri and Meg best of luck as they progress onto the next level in Tralee IT at the end of this month.

Well Done Shauna Ryan

February 1, 2016 Featured, GAA, News Comments Off on Well Done Shauna Ryan
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Congratulations to Shauna Ryan (6th Year) who won an All-Ireland Inter-provincial medal last weekend with the Munster Post Primary Schools Gaelic Team.

Congratulations to the JCT

January 29, 2016 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby Comments Off on Congratulations to the JCT
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Congratulations to the Castletroy College Junior Cup team who Qualified for the Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter final on Friday in UL. Castletroy scraped past a very competitive Bandon side in a tight encounter.

Bruce Mathews tackled by Graham Burke

Bruce Mathews tackled by Graham Burke

The draw for the Quarter finals at both Senior and Junior competitions were made after the game. The Junior side have a tricky encounter with Crescent College to look forward to while the Seniors take on StClements College Next Tuesday in Rosbrien.

Full Draws:

Munster Schools Senior Cup Quarter Final

Castletroy College v St. Clements College
Tues., 2nd February, Rosbrien, ko 2.30pm

Rockwell College v Crescent College Comprehensive
Wed., 3rd February, Clanwilliam Park, ko 2.30pm

Ardscoil Rís v Christian Brothers College
Wed., 3rd February, Garryowen FC, ko 3pm

PBC v Bandon Grammar School
Thurs., 4th February, Irish Independent Park, ko 2.30pm

Munster Schools Junior Cup Quarter Final

Dates and venues to be confirmed for the week of 9th 10th and 11th February 2016.

Glenstal Abbey School v Ardscoil Rís
St. Munchin’s College v Christian Brothers College
Crescent College Comprehensive v Castletroy College
Rockwell College v Presentation Brothers College

 

 

Junior Cup Round 2 Update

January 27, 2016 Extra Curricular, Rugby Comments Off on Junior Cup Round 2 Update
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Due to the adverse weather this week the Junior Cup round 2 match between Castletroy and Bandon Grammar has been fixed for UL 4G on Friday January 29 at 1PM.

We hope to see large numbers there to support the team.

Free Introduction to Digital Media Class

January 18, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Free Introduction to Digital Media Class
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Lessons on your Laptop / Tablet / Smartphone

Castletroy College – Newtown, Castletroy.

Contact Number- (061) 330785

FREE – One-to-one tuition with Transition Year Students        4 lessons (one per week)

Commencing:   Thursday, 28th January, 2016

Thursday, 4th February, 2016, Thursday, 25th February, 2016, Thursday, 3rd March, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m                         Visit  www.121digital.ie for information

121digital teaches Learners (adults in the local community) – FREE of charge – starting from their current level of knowledge to their desired level  … at their individual pace. Their 121digital course (content prepared by professionals) is tailored to their needs – they choose the topics. Their Tutor works, one-to-one, with them.  Learners are invited to bring their laptop, tablet or smartphone to a local participating secondary school/university/library for tuition, by a transition year student/undergraduate or member of the public who has digital skills to share under the guidance of volunteer Mentors. Courses comprise  8 hours of tuition over 4 or 6 lessons, one lesson per week. Learners are encouraged to practice between lessons – to reinforce their learning. Certificates of course completion are awarded to Learners (and to Tutors)…. and lessons are FREE.

Watch Your Space

January 18, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Watch Your Space
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Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated on Tuesday 9th February 2016, with a theme of ‘Play your part for a better internet’. Safer Internet Day promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Ensure your online experience is a positive one with these tips to managing your reputation online.

Watch Your Space Infographic

Read more…….

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School Calendar 2015-16

FIRST TERM

First Day of Term Monday, 31st August, 2015 (Incoming First Years 9.00am to 3.50pm)
Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 (1st, 2nd and 5th Years –full day)
Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 (All Students – full day)

Mid-Term Break Monday, 26th October, 2015 – Friday, 30th October, 2015

Term Ends Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

SECOND TERM

School Re-Opening Wednesday, 6th January, 2016

Mid-Term Break Monday, 15th February, 2016 – Friday, 19th February, 2016

Term Ends Wednesday, 16th March, 2016

[Includes St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Holiday]

THIRD TERM

School Re-Opening Monday, 4th April, 2016

Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May, 2016

Term Ends Friday, 3rd June, 2016

State Exams Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

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Vote for Roisin in Doodle 4 Google Competition

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This year’s Doodle 4 Google competition is very special, the winning doodle will feature on the Google Ireland homepage on Easter Monday, 28th March, the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Millions of people will have the opportunity to see it, and understand what Ireland means to a young person today. …

Leading the way in Coding at Junior Cycle

galileo-board

A small number of schools with existing practice in terms of Computer Science/Coding and Programming at Junior Cycle level, were offered the opportunity to take part in an initiative to pilot aspects of the new short course in Coding for Junior Cycle. Castletroy College has been involved with Lero initiatives since …

Well Done Shauna Ryan

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Congratulations to Shauna Ryan (6th Year) who won an All-Ireland Inter-provincial medal last weekend with the Munster Post Primary Schools Gaelic Team. Follow @CastletroyC