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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Updated Anti-bullying policy.

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The Anti-bullying comittee has updated the OCC Anti-bullying policy. Please click here to find the updated version. 

Parenting 24 Seven - Tusla

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"Parenting 24 Seven" is an online resource offering evidence based key messages on what works best for children and families at different stages of childhood and in different situations.The key messages are from a parenting support document outlined by the Child and Family Agency for supporting parents to improve outcomes for children.

 

To access the resource, please click here

OCC Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Last week, O’Carolan College celebrated Wellbeing week. The week focused on different aspects of life that contribute to our wellbeing. Several students and staff events took place and we looked at the Wellbeing indicators of respected, responsible, connected, active and resilient. In our school, we strive to educate our students to develop academically, physically and mentally, to prepare them for the future. This week allowed us to take the time to reflect and focus on how we develop habits to nuture our mental health. 

 

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Students had guest speakers in from the Samaritans and the AA, while our Peer Education Mentors in Transition Year visited classes to talk about youth mental health. Teachers took got involved with a staff v student badminton match, had lunchtime games, and on Friday we had a random act of kindness day. Well done to all who took part, it was a great success.

 

 

TCD Entrance Exhibition awarded to OCC Alumnus Corey Alwell

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Staff and students would like to congratulate Corey Alwell on receiving an Entrance Exhibition to Trinity College. Entrance exhibitions are automatically awarded to Junior Fresh (first year) new entrants provided that sufficient merit is shown in public examination results. Each Exhibition is in the form of a book prize.

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Corey attended along with his very proud family. Ms. Brady, Acting DP represented O'Carolan College. This is a truly wonderful achievement. Many congratulations to Corey and we are sure this is only the first in a long line of academic accolades.