Science Week

Science Week is happening from the 7th – 14th November http://www.scienceweek.ie

There will be many events happening throughout the country and in your local area.There is a Rap Competition based on the theme “Our Place in Space” & a Photography Competition on the theme “The Won-der of Small Science”.

For more information please check out the website :

 

 

Top Achievers in Mathematics and Science

 

The following students were recognised as top achievers in Mathematics and Science by the Department of Education and Science in the Junior Certificate Examination 2010.

Melanie Carmody, Killian Carroll, Laura Kelly, Martin O? Donnell and David Quinlan.

Well done to all of you on such a fantastic achievement!

Tánaiste announces €20.75m in grants for high-tech classrooms in Post Primary schools

698 post primary schools across the country are to get some €21 million in grants for high-tech equipment over the coming days as part of the Government’s strategy to make technology an integral part of the learning process, according to the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, T.D.

Post primary schools throughout the country will each receive a base grant of €1,700 and a payment of €63.45 per capita, which will enable the schools to purchase equipment. DEIS schools will receive a higher basic grant of €2,550.

Announcing the move, the Tánaiste said: “These ICT grants for post primary schools represent the next phase in our implementation of the Smart Schools = Smart Economy Report and the 2008 ICT Strategy Report.  A similar announcement of €22.3m in ICT grants was provided to primary schools last year.
“These new grants will enable post primary schools throughout the country to equip their classrooms with appropriate technology, to enhance teaching and learning and to help meet the needs of the ‘Smart Economy’.  This is a strong signal that this Government is committed to equipping our classrooms with the latest technology.”

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Important Notices

Pitch Development

The three pitches are now in use for both training and matches.  Parents who wish to attend matches either during the week or on Saturdays are asked to park their cars outside the school and enter the pitch via the tennis courts.

Changing Rooms

Temporary changing rooms are being rented at present as we do not have sufficient funds to build a permanent structure.  Fundraising efforts are ongoing to achieve our goal of building changing rooms as soon as possible.

School Teams

The costs associated with team sports are substantial and each year we ask parents whose child plays a team sport to contribute €120 to cover the cost of bus hire, affiliation fees, competitions fees etc.  This cost is waivered in the case of parents who have contributed to the voluntary contribution scheme.  A letter in relation to this matter will issue shortly.

Fundraising Initiatives

This year the school proposes to hold two principal fundraising initiatives:

  • A fashion show in November
  • A fun run for students in April

 

N.B.    We will also hold a “Feis Rince” on Sunday, 26th September and we will be bag packing on 23rd December and 24th December in Dunnes Stores, Childers Road.

Parents Association AGM

The AGM of Castletroy College Parents Association will take place on Monday, 27th September.  A further notice will issue shortly.

Junior Certificate Results

The Department of Education & Science intends to issue the Junior Certificate results on Wednesday, 15th September, 2010.

School Jacket/PE Gear

The shop will open each Tuesday directly after school for the sale of PE gear and school jackets.

Sale ItemCanterbury Jacket – large size€30

            School Jacket                        €50

            PE Top                       €55                                        

            T-Shirt                        €10

            Tracksuit Bottoms    €35