Fashion Show

Castletroy College are holding a fashion show on Friday 26th of November in the Kilmurry Lodge

Hotel. Over 70 Transition Year students will be mod-elling on the night as well as models from the Hilary Thompson Agency.

There will be a wine and cheese reception, a “Best Dressed Lady Competition” and fantastic spot prizes. Tickets @ €20 can be bought in the school or at the door on the night. All proceeds will go the school development fund.

Colm 3 C.S.P.E. Project

Colm 3 class went to Limerick Prison on Thursday 30th Sep-tember as part of their C.S.P.E. Action Project for the Junior Certificate. This project is worth 60% of the overall exam.

The class genuinely enjoyed the visit and we learned a lot. Thanks to Mr. John Conway and to Limerick Prison for wel-coming us. Thanks also to our teacher, Ms. Keohane.

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”.

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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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