Friday 20 May 2016

Funky Shoe Day - Walk in My Shoes

Big huge thanks to all students and staff for taking part in Funky Friday Shoe Day in order to raise awareness around mental health and how it affects us all. Check out for great resources on supporting yourself and your friends with all mental health issues. And check out the video montage from a great day of Fun-ky Shoe wearing!! Mind yourselves and each other :))

Thursday 19 May 2016

Funky Shoe Day this Friday

We are hosting a Funky Shoe Day tomorro, Friday 19th May to raise awareness around mental health. St. Pat's have a fabulous campaign we were involved with earlier this spring called Mind Your Selfie, supported by Adam Clayton. Now it's time to get your maddest, funkiest shoes on to support the Walk in My Shoes campaign. Check out for info on the day and have a read of these great resources on looking out for yourself and each other 

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Dublin Aerospace Aircraft Technician Apprenticeship

Dublin Aerospace are offering Aircraft Technician Apprenticeships. Aircraft Technicians inspect, maintain and repair airframe structures, engines, electrical and avionic systems. Please see this link for further details, requirements and to apply.

Sound Engineering Summer Camp

Sound Training College Sound Engineering Summer Camps in Temple Bar are aimed at giving teenagers a taste of what it's like to be a Sound Engineer. These are hands-on, 1-2 week courses that introduce students to the core concepts involved in Sound Engineering and Music Production. Please see this link for details and to book
To introduce beginners to music production and sound engineering in a very practical sense using our excellent studio and music production suites. - See more at:
To introduce beginners to music production and sound engineering in a very practical sense using our excellent studio and music production suites. - See more at:

Monday 16 May 2016

LC Results Guide for Parents and Students

This fully comprehensive guide to the Leaving Cert results for both parents and students is very helpful and well worth the read. If there are any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact me at at the school or at

Thursday 12 May 2016

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Paid

Open Day for Students and Parents

When: May 18th 2016, 6pm
Where: Accounting Technicians Ireland, Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by May 13, 2016
Tel: 01 649 8100.

If you are a school-leaver considering a career in Accountancy, then please see this link for details on the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship ... it could be the perfect route for you.
This Apprenticeship will put you on the fast track to a professional career, where you will work with a local business or practice four days a week, and study at a local college one day a week.
The apprenticeship system is undergoing major reform and expanding into new industries. Our programme gives budding accountants a viable alternative to the full-time college route.
As an Accounting Technician Apprentice, you'll earn while you learn, and your tuition will be paid by the State. You'll emerge from the programme in two years' time, with a nationally and internationally recognised qualification, solid work experience, and the opportunity to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant in just five years whilst being paid.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

New Course DCU - Data Science

The new DCU BSc in Data Science, CAO Code DC123, is the first dedicated undergraduate university course in data science in Ireland. It combines the three key skill sets of computing, mathematics and communication to provide the core knowledge needed to succeed in the area of Big Data and Analytics, a rapidly growing area of employment in Ireland and abroad. The course will introduce students to the major concepts in data analytics, data management, data processing, modelling, visualisation and communication.
Partnering with industry provides opportunities to engage with real-world problems and data sets. You will learn to program, to study mathematics and learn to apply that learning to data from the real world, communicating the results to different audiences.

This is the course for you if you are a curious investigator, a story-teller, or a problem solver. Data drives the world we live in, and a Data Scientist's job is to use computers to organise everything we know about the world, and communicate the importance to other people. The DCU BSc in Data Science is for everyone who has a curiosity about the world around us, and wants a role that helps advise key decision makers in enterprise, government, and society. No prior computing experience is needed: we will take you from novice, or hobbyist to programming professional.

Sometimes described as part scientist and part artist, the modern data science professional is in high demand for a variety of careers. The core role is that of Data Scientist, but the skills are also applicable to analytical roles, and to programmer roles. Data Scientist is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the world. In Ireland alone an estimated 20,000+ will be created through 2020. Data Scientists work closely with other technical roles such as programmers, as well as with executives and leaders.

Data Analysis is applied in areas such as customer insight, financial analysis, health and well being, media, sports and government. A key feature of the Data scientist is her or his flexibility: the core skills are in international demand, and highly transferable.

Data Science is also a key area of research interest, especially in the future of computer science and statistics. This includes areas such as Big Data analysis, high precision
personalisation, and the ethical future of Big Data.

Entry Requirements: B1 Higher Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or Equivalent

Monday 9 May 2016

UCD Summer School 5th yrs

UCD Summer School for 5th yrs takes place in early June. Application deadline is Wednesday 18th May. Please register here

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Primary School Teaching without HL Irish

In case you ever thought of primary school teaching but do not have HL Irish please see this article  

CAO Change of Mind

CAO Change of mind facility opens tomorrow at 12pm. Any 6th years who would like to discuss their options please see Ms O'Connor. You have up until July 1st at 17.15 to enter your changes and you can do so as many times as you like for free. Please don't leave this until the last minute and if you have any queries please discuss them with me.