November 13, 2020

School Events

First year classes Tara and Newgrange who created some beautiful postcards which will be sent to senior citizens locally

1st Year Merits – Well done to our 1st Year students who have received 5 or more merits. A fantastic achievement. Keep up the good work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 24th – Parents Talk

Ray Langan for his Parent pep talk this evening on talk on motivating students to study. We can use all the help we can get as parents.

Our 6th year biology students investigating how light intensity affects the rate of photosynthesis

TY – Today our young gentlemen in TY took part in an etiquette workshop which focused on a whole range of useful skills from ironing a shirt to setting a table for formal dining.

Artwork and puzzles from 1st Year class Skellig, to send to local care homes to spread some cheer. In collaboration with Staying connected as we stay apart

Our 3rd and 6th years today-active participants at their study skills workshop.

Science Week

Science Week 2020 made for a week packed with activities and challenges in the High School. This year’s core theme was ‘Choosing our Future’, focusing on how science can improve our lives not just in the future but also in the present. The overarching aim of the theme was to explore how science can help us to make positive choices that will impact the environment, our health, and our quality of life. Changes based in scientific evidence that we make today can not only hugely improve our future life but also right now. The subject matter was broad and incorporated topics such as the future of work, the future of health and wellbeing and how we all live in a world where we have had to mitigate and adapt to the challenges facing society. Unfortunately climate change has not gone away and now society has also had to unite and face the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Jen Harris from SLI – Sustainable Living Institute Waterford, hosting a workshop for our Green Schools Committee for Science Week 2020

TY students attended a virtual talk on elite sports science as part of Science Week 2020

Science Quiz – Christopher King and Daniel Condon beat Ms. Rowe during the class quiz for Science Week with Kane Cronin coming 3rd. Well done boys. 

Creative Schools – October 2020

Well done to our Creative Schools Committee and Waterford Walls artist Magda Karol for designing this wonderful mural that our whole school community can enjoy.


Some of our Senior and Junior winners from Maths Week – October 2020

The ethos for Maths Week 2020 was based on the idea that Maths is for everyone. The aim of the High School Maths Department was threefold; to promote a positive attitude towards maths, to advance student attitudes towards maths and to encourage a realisation of its impact on everyday life. It is part of an overarching goal to promote the successful uptake of STEM subjects. 

The week’s activities were posted online through the school’s Google Maths Classroom and the students engaged in daily puzzles and quizzes. Daily prizes were given to both the junior and senior winners and there was an overall junior and senior winner at the end of the week. It encouraged informal chat amongst the students about maths and the reward and public acknowledgement of winners only served to encourage further participation as the week went by. By the end of the week over 170 students were active on the maths platform.

Cross curricular links were also encouraged and teachers of Art, Geography, Religion and Music, to name but a few, also referenced the use of maths in their subject areas. Maths Week TV had daily presenters with a playback option for teachers to share with their classes in the coming weeks. The Transition Year students got involved in Maths Eyes which encouraged them to take a picture that represented the use of maths in their daily lives. An album of all pictures was then posted to the Maths Club google platform for everyone to enjoy.

Business in action- our LCVP students met with past pupil and owner of The Crescent Keith Matthews who spoke to the boys about running a business – October 2020

5th Year Business Trip to Hotel Minella – October 2020