|MON 7TH||Speakers for 4th and 5th year students in Hall 11.40-1.00 re. courses in the Summer.|
Flamenco dance classes in hall: 8.40 1st yrs., 9.20 2nd yrs.
Film afternoon for 5th and 6th year students (German in DEM, Spanish in Rooms 13 &14, French in Hall)
Poster Competition illustrating a M.F.L. phrase/idiom. (Deadline is 1.00 today. Hand in to your language teacher)
Whole school Quiz : 3.00-3.40
|THUR 10th||“A Taste of Europe”. Come to the hall at lunchtime and get yourself a European treat. Why not get your face painted while you’re there. Show your colours!|
|Over the week :||
During the week there will be music, film and games in class-time for all year groups. There will be announcements every morning on the intercom.
Thanks in advance to everyone for making this a fab week! Vielen Dank! Merci! Gracias!
We would like to wish the best of luck to the Second Year students who have entered The Young Economists of the Year. Below is a list of their project titles. We know that they will have learned a great deal in their preparation for the competition.
TAXES: Where do they go?
The understaffing of nurses
Great Depression vs Global Recession
The Economics of Compost
The Economics of Advertising on Social Media
Can You Afford The Cost of Children?
Shopping Local: How does it affect the Irish economy and
The Impact of removing one and two cent coins in Ireland
How do Youtubers earn income?
Should Ireland impose a sugar tax?
Business Income and Budgeting
The cost of 2015 floods to Ireland
Income and Expenditure in the Household
Banking Institutions and Making Payments
Effects on Ireland if Britain Leave the E.U.
Business on Fleek
Should Ireland Impose a Sugar Tax?
The £1916 Rising
The Cost of Education
Economics and Technology? – It’s Debatable
Multinationals and their Tax Avoidance
Aimee McGrath attended a TY programme in Benalmadena, Spain, for three weeks in June 2015. Here, she outlines, what she did.
During my three weeks I attended a 4 hour class every morning but afterwards I got to taste the local cuisine. This more than made up for being in the classroom! I lived with a host family only ten minutes from the school and the shops, and I felt that this was a fantastic way of integrating with the local community. Various activities and trips were organised each day by the college which included a day trip to Malaga city, a trip to a water park and an amusement park, sports activities, to name but a few.
The company I went with, and now work for is called Stein Study. It is an Irish company based in Dublin and is an agent for accredited and reputable Language Schools throughout Europe. It provides language courses in different countries for all levels of students, ranging from TY programmes to Leaving Cert programmes. The courses run from 2-4 weeks depending on the course and how long you want to stay for. The countries include France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The programmes are a fun way of being fully immersed in the language, gaining independence, making new friends and exploring a new European city. (Basically the European version of the Gaeltacht).
For me the highlight was having free time, making new friends and experiencing a new country! This gave me a real sense of the culture and lifestyle of the country which was extremely enjoyable.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their language and to experience the culture of the country. (Aimee McGrath - Fifth Year)
Aimee McGrath has arranged a talk from the "Stein Study" team about the benefits of studying a foreign language and the trips abroad that his company provides. Immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language. This will take place on Monday morning, 7th March, for Fifth Year students.
Sr. Susie has sent us a letter to convey her heartfelt thanks to everyone for the warm wishes and the generosity shown by the school community in the fundraising (Mr. Movember) which took place before Christmas. the money is being put to excellent use as you will see.