Incoming First Year Notice

Invitation

All incoming First Years are invited to a tour of Castletroy College on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010. at 3.30 p.m.

Reminder

Any student who has an exemption from Irish must send in a copy of the Irish Exemption Form issued by the primary school  as soon as possible (Please ignore this notice if already received)

Second Hand School Book Sale (Buy & Sell)

Monday, 28th June, 2010

Time: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

General Purpose Area – Castletroy College 

(Remember to bring your book list)

School Jacket/PE Gear

School Jacket/PE Gear will be on sale on the following dates and times

 Monday, 28th June, 2010 – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010 – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Hockey & Rugby Kits

Are you interested in joining the above sports – an extra cost for a full sports kit

which has to be worn when playing on school teams for matches

Rugby/Hockey Kit including gear bag approximately €120

Kits available from September/October

 

Math Resources Online

There are many excellent sources of e-learning materials online. Finding the appropriate one is a challenge however some people do this for you. “Mr Kendall recommends” is the name of an excellent edublog which provides appropriate links for maths at secondary school.

The blog is dedicated to giving students (and their parents) quick access to the digital resources he uses during class time. Visit the blog for resources to help you with maths.
Vist the blog at: http://tkendall.edublogs.org/

Ul CyberCamp

Do you want Greenfoot? Would you like to know what Greenfoot is or do you need to Scratch? Is this making any sense to you? If you want to know more then why not attend the UL CyberCamp.

The aim of the camp is to give students the opportunity to learn, use and experience new technology in a fun and engaging way. During the camp, students will work in teams to build their own games, animations or music projects, build their own websites, construct and program robots and solve problems.

When?

The dates for the camps are as follows:

  • Camp 1: beginning the 14th of June for 3 days
  • Camp 2: beginning the 21th of June for 3 days
  • Camp 3: beginning the 28th of June for 3 days

Each day is scheduled from 09:30 – 16:30.

Cost: €75

For full information and details go to http://www.csis.ul.ie/cybercamp/index.html 

OK what is Greenfoot?

Greenfoot is a framework for creating graphical demonstrations using the Java programming language that is suitable for novice programmers. While Greenfoot supports the full Java language, it is especially useful for programming exercises that have a visual element. In Greenfoot, object visualisation & object interaction are key elements. Your imagination is the limit from a space shooter game to a graphical demonstration of how ant colonies search out food to understanding the characteristics of sound waves. See http://www.greenfoot.org/ for more details.

Junior Golf Ireland

Junior Golf Ireland has organised with Castletroy Golf Club for twenty 1st and 2nd year students from Castletroy College to take part in a ten week Introduction to Golf programme. The girls are getting golf lessons in Castletroy Golf Club, a session at unigolf and pitch and putt. A gala day is to be held in May for all schools in Munster taking part in the pro-gramme, so watch this space…

Campus Development

 The fencing at the rear of the school is now completed and the contractors have returned to complete the drainage and development of the two pitches. We expect to be able to play a limited number of matches on our pitches next year.