Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter No.108 Monday 03-05-21



Newsletter No.108 Monday 03-05-21

Semester 3 Week 7

The Wriggle Store.

The Wriggle store will be opening for parents on Tuesday the 27th of April and close on Wednesday 23rd of June. Devices must be purchased through Wriggle. The Wriggle Store Code is: 26553191. Devices purchased after the 23rd of June will incur a 50 euro late fee.

Welcome back after our long weekend, I hope everyone enjoyed the time off and made plenty of deposits in the Wellbeing Bank.


It is of the upmost importance that every students has the correct items in their Hygiene Pack and that they have the correct face mask. We have had a vert successful return to school since we returned after the Easter Holidays and we intend to ensure our standards do not faulter. I am asking every student, teacher and parent to adhere to our covid-19 hygiene standards so that we can have a safe finish to this school year.

LGBTQ Week in CP Setanta

Hi all 🌈

This week in Setanta we are celebrating LGBTQ Week. We hope you saw all the lovely decorations on the way into school today. This week is an opportunity for us to look at how we can make our college a safe, inclusive, and supportive place for all students.

A few small key events to take note of:

  • We will be raising the flag in the courtyard on Wednesday Period 2 with the SLT and some students. This will be followed by a LGBTQ Kahoot Quiz on Wednesday Period 3 if you would like to do this with your class. (Approx 10mins)
  • There will be a Teams talk with Trans and Intersex Pride founder Ollie Bell on Friday. There will be a sign-up list distributed for students to sign up. Teachers are more than welcome to sign up too if they are off that period.
  • There will be chats after school in the courtyard with members of last year's student LGBTQ committee. If teachers could let their students know. (Socially distant and masks of course!)
  • Friday will also be a non-uniform day but with a hint of colour. Please encourage the following year groups to wear the following colours. If they don’t want to participate, they can wear their uniform.
    1st Years = Red
    2nd Years = Yellow
    3rd Years = Green
    4th/5th Years = Blue
    6th Years = Purple

We have also attached a list of LGBTQ activities to do in your classes throughout the week. I hope there is something for everyone! Please scroll down and see what would be relevant to your subject.

If anyone has any questions, please let us know.

We hope you have a lovely week!

Aoife, Audrey, Susan 🌈

Subject: Business Studies

  • Title: Irish/English queer Dictionary
  • Summary: An interactive lesson teaching students about LGBTI+ terminology through Irish
  • Link: Download a copy of the first Irish/English queer dictionary An Foclóir Aiteach’ here.
  • Time: 30-40 minutes

    Subject: History
  • Title: LGBTI+ History timeline
  • Summary: Discuss the details of LGBTI+ history in Ireland by taking the class through the timeline or ask groups to research different milestones on the timeline and report back to the class
  • Link: Download a copy of the LGBTI+ Ireland History Timeline here.
  • Time: 30-40 minutes

    Subject: Science
  • Title: LGBTI+ Laws Around the World
  • Summary: Access the IGLA world map of sexual orientation laws on our website, and with your class explore what countries have equal laws for LGBTI+ individuals and where it is a criminal offence to be LGBTI+. Invite a whole-class discussion or assign a country to small groups and ask them to research the laws in that country in relation to LGBTI+ identities.
  • Link: ILGA world map of sexual orientation laws here.
  • Time: 30-40 minutes

    Subjects: English, SPHE, Politics and Society, CSPE
  • Title: Classroom Discussions
  • Summary: Share the videos and articles below and invite your class to discuss the content and themes raised.
  • Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Videos:
  1. Journalist, Lyra McKee, TED Talk – How uncomfortable conversations can save lives.
    • Time: 12 minutes
    • Summary: Students will learn about the experience of Lyra McKee who talks about growing up as a gay teen in Northern Ireland and initiating hard conversations

      2. TedTalk Chella Man- TED talk “Becoming Him
    • Time: 7 minutes
    • Summary: Students will learn about the process of gender transition through the personal experience of Chella Man, a 19-year old deaf artist.

      3. Activist, Panti Bliss – Panti’s noble call at the Abbey Theatre.
    • Time: 11 minutes
    • Summary: Students will learn about prejudice and homophobia in this powerful call to action from gay rights activist Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill).
  • Title: Exploring LGBTI+ Poets
  • Summary: Students will explore the world of poetry, including LGBT+ poets
  • Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Ask the class the following before reading through some of the poems by LGBTI+ people below.

Coding News

Munster Technological University (formerly Cork Institute of Technology), in partnership with multiple other third level institutions, are running a national competition for primary and secondary students to draw a piece of art by coding a virtual robot with VEX VR. We are looking for art submissions from students from ages 7 to 17. There is no limit on the number of entries per student.

Watch the video below to learn how students can enter the challenge and find out some top tips that will help them to create a coding masterpiece!

Watch Video -

Sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), there are lots of amazing prizes to give away for schools and students. Closing date for entries is 21st May 2021. Follow us @RobotArtIreland on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

1st Prize Student: €500 Voucher

2nd Prize Student: €250 Voucher

3rd Prize Student: €150 Voucher

Other Student Prizes: 50 x €50 Vouchers available for other best entries.

School Prizes: 10 x VEX IQ Super Kit Robots to be won (valued at €500 each)

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