Nenagh College has been chosen as a pilot school for the new Computer Science and Coding Programme which is being introduced as a short course in line with the up-coming Junior Cycle Reform. The Principal of the school, Mr. Damien Kennedy, expressed his delight at the selection of Nenagh College as a pilot school for this nationwide initiative as an acknowledgement of the school in the area of curriculum innovation and development. The Principal was particularly pleased that the Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) Support Service had chosen Nenagh College, as this validation comes at a time when the school is investing heavily in its’ IT facilities with the provision of a new mobile computer classroom.
All first year students at Nenagh College are currently studying Computer Science and Coding with a vibrant Computer Club also part of the schools lunch time activities schedule.
This collaborative initiative, supported by Intel Ireland and LERO – The Irish Software Research Centre, is designed to support schools and teachers in exploring innovative options provided under the Framework for Junior Cycle 2015. The initiative involves trialling the new Junior Cycle short course in Coding. Students and teachers will engage with new resources, develop their expertise and share their experiences.