Fresh school meals for students of OCC

Healthy Food

 

O’Carolan College has begun a new partnership with Fresh Today - one of the country’s leading school meal suppliers. During a rigorous tendering process conducted over several weeks, Fresh Today demonstrated a high capacity in terms of nutritious food, service and cost effectiveness. Students have been very pleased with the large selection of nutritious items for breakfast (including fresh fruit, low sugar cereals and healthier options) and the demand from students has been high. Furthermore, hot lunches have now begun in the school. These are prepared off site and cooked in specially installed ovens in the school, ensuring that each student has access to a hot and nutritious meal at lunchtime. 

As a result of securing extra funding from the Department of Social Protection, we are delighted to announce that both breakfast and lunch are free for all students on a trial basis until the February mid-term. This hopefully alleviates the cost burden on parents as well as the time pressure of preparing lunches for your child each day. The school will assess the viability of continuing the scheme based on student uptake closer to February mid-term.

Skiing meeting tonight.

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All students, and parents of students, that are going on the Ski Trip are required to attend a meeting tonight in O'Carolan College. The meeting will start at 7.00 pm. Students and parents will be guided through the rules and regulation and may be required to sign final documents outstanding that are required for the trip. Please ensure to bring any documents required. 

CAO & Access routes Information Night.

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Important Information evening for 6th Yr parents/guardians Thursday January 9th. This even will commence at 7.30pm, in school gym. There will be a short informative presentation, and after, we will take questions on concerns regards CAO & Access routes to third level. 

Christmas break 2019

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We would like to wish all of our students and staff a merry christmas and happy new year. It has been a long term, in which we have gotten a lot of work done. From our first years settling in and finding their feet, our third years commencing their CBA's and AT's, our TY's out on work experience and our exams years setting their revision for their forthcoming mock exams, we have had a busy term.

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As tradition, we had our christmas games day where students could take part in quizzes or card games, giving us the change to relax on the last day of term after our busy times. We hope all of students and staff take this time to catch up with family and friends, rest up and relax and come back to us in the new term recharged and refreshed. 

 

 

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Digital Champion Training Day - Croke Park

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Last Tuesday, a group of our 5th year students attended the School Digital Champion training day, in Croke Park. The School Digital Champion Programme was launched as part of the National Digital Strategy to promote digital adoption and encourage the productive use of technology by students. The programme is creating an interest in STEM and developing an aptitude for digital and ICT at all levels in secondary schools.  It also provides students with a platform to drive digital adoption outside the walls of the classroom by connecting with local enterprises and the wider community.

 

This is our first group to attend the programme and form a team. They are aiming to develop an app for the student body that they will be able to utilise in support of their school life here in O'Carolan College. To this end, the group completed training in Coding Micro-bit computers and MIT's AppInventor software. 

We look forward to supporting this team in the coming months, and seeing how their hard work contributes to our school.  


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