general news

First year parents Coffee morning.

 

A big thank you to all who joined us in the canteen for the coffee morning for first year parents last week.  It was great to see so many new faces.  There was a lively chat about the challenges that face families when their children start attending secondary school.  There were many questions about the new junior Cert programme, exam levels and even progression on to college.  It is a great opportunity for parents to get to know staff members in an informal way.  There will be another coffee morning after Christmas to check in with parents and to reflect on the journey so far.

As the family room nears completion we hope to make the coffee morning a regular thing for our parents at ECC. The Aim is to the use time to provide access to information about the school and education in general.

Kadri wins gold in the Long Jump and bronze in the Hurdles in UL  this week. In the same week Kadri also received the Gold medal in the triple Jump in Castle Island on Tuesday. Well done Kadri. You’ve done our school proud!

The CAO Change of Mind facility has reopened. This service is free of charge & students may change their choices from now until July 1st at 5.15pm.

Click www.cao.ie for further details.

Radek Makuna

Radek Makuna

Click www.susi.ie or www.studentfinance.ie for further details. Closing date for NEW applicants is August 1st 2014. Students are STRONGLY advised to apply as soon as possible.

Ennis College of Further Education is now taking applications for their PLC/Further Education morning and day courses in the following areas: QQI-FETAC Level 5 Business, Office Administration-Medical Secretary, Legal studies, Nursing Studies, Community & Health, Childcare and Sports & Recreation.  We also run Accounting Technicians Year 1 and Year 2. We are also taking expressions of interest in QQI-FETAC Level 6 Business and Childcare courses. Call to reception for a brochure or download from the Ennis College of Further Education link.

Juan Godoy and Caroline Ragano, Visitors from the University of Arizona, music teacher Ms Tuohy and vice-principal Ms Hogan, with musicians.

Caroline Ragano & Juan Godoy are learning specialists at the Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) center at the University of Arizona, USA. The SALT Center provides enhanced academic support services to students with learning and attention differences who are enrolled at the University of Arizona. SALT is recognised as one of the leading international models of success in higher education for students with learning and attention challenges.

Pictures from the 75th anniversary dinner held on 13 February at The Temple Gate Hotel.

On 13th February Ennis Community College opened its doors to welcome back our past pupils, retired staff and friends to walk down memory lane.