School Digital Champion Programme
Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed are one of 16 schools involved in the School Digital Champion programme in Ireland. The Government wants to enhance the use of technology in teaching and learning. Building on the State’s investment in high speed broadband connectivity, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in collaboration with the Department of Education and Skills has introduced this new initiative “School Digital Champion Programme which is also supported by RTÉ.
This exciting programme enables students to develop their creativity, critical-thinking and communications skills. Some of our 2nd year students participated in a training day, starting with a talk form Eleanor Manning (RTÉ) who spoke on mobile Journalism. Students created their own videos via a video editing workshop and learned an abundance from at the App inventor 2 workshop. We will engage in a project whereby they will create educational videos and develop related apps. All students were fully engaged and we look forward to our trip to Google and/or RTÉ in late January. Students will work on this project at lunchtime and after school. We look forward to engaging with our local community while we complete this project. Three teachers who have an interest in ICT integration and development in our school will enable our students to work on this project.
On Wednesday the 14th of December, Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed held their annual Christmas Market in aid of the Tipperary Division of the Red Cross.
Christmas spirit and entrepreneurial skills were clearly evident on the day. Students displayed an array of crafts and products, including, seasonal baking, wreaths, creative wooden ornaments, candle displays, slate products and much more.
On the day students were judged for the County Student Enterprise Awards by SueAnn McDonnell and Eleanor Forrest of the Tipperary Local Enterprise Board.
Eight teams in total qualified for this prestigious competition, which will be held in March in LIT Tipperary.
The following groups will be representing Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed:
Junior Category (1st year)
|Bill O’Dwyer||Handmade Wooden Ornaments|
|TJ Ryan and James Casey||Wood Turning Products|
|Killian Crosse||Stencilled Candles|
Intermediate Category (2nd & 3rd year)
|Oskar Lipinski,||Crate Designs|
|Will Ryan and Matthew O Rourke||Christmas Wreaths|
Senior Category (4th and 5th year)
|Jennien O’Gorman and Aaron Wort||Bobble Wreaths and Designs|
|Mickey Spillane and Aaron Fogarty||Broken Slates|
|Bill Hogan, David Kearney and Dillon Molumby||Firewood|
Well done to all involved and Best of Luck in the County Finals,
‘Rath as Saothar – Success through Effort’