Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter No.138 Monday 04-04-22

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Newsletter No.138 Monday 04-04-22

Semester 3 Week 5

For more news and pictures of the many activities that happen in our school every day, please follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/cpsetanta

6th Year News.

Qualifax https://www.qualifax.ie/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=22 or Careersportal https://careersportal.ie/ to select the events you wish to attend.

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CareersPortal
CareersPortal is Ireland's leading Careers Guidance website. It is a one-stop-shop for people of all ages who need information and guidance regarding their next career decision.
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Career Events - QualifaX
Qualifax - National Learners' Database of course and career information. The site has a listing of all courses in Ireland.
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State Examinations Timetables

Please visit our school website for details on the state examinations timetables.

https://cpsetanta.ie/page/State-Examinations/92625/Index.html


Digital Leaders

The digital Leaders have created a troubleshoot guide and helpful solutions for everyday IT issues that may arise for the students on their devices. These are accessible on the school website, under the Digital School tab for Digital Leaders which is also accessible at the following link: Resolving Updates (cpsetanta.ie)


Senior Cycle Reform

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/f53c6-senior-cycle-reform/


Student Bikes

Dear Parents/Guardians and Colleagues

Two students’ bikes were stolen from the school this week. These bikes were parked at the rear of the Community Centre. That is NOT where students are to part their bikes. All students are to park their bikes at the rear of the school where they are locked into the Centre Courtyard all day. Students’ bikes are much safer in the school Centre Courtyard than in any other location. Even if a student arrives late to school, they can bring their bike through the school to park it in the Centre Courtyard. Even if a student is delayed going home in the evening and the gates are locked, they can bring their bike through the school to exit by the Front Door. Parents/Guardians, please have a conversation with your children regarding where they need to park their bikes while in school. Teachers, please remind your students where to park their bikes.

Unfortunately, the theft of bikes is not something that we can 100% prevent, but we can make it more difficult for the thief.


Dream Space Active Citizen Virtual Event

Next Tuesday 5th April our 1st year students will attend a virtual event with Dream space & Microsoft Ireland. This follows on from a very successful & enjoyable internet safety event in February. Students will take part in an immersive learning experience called Active Citizen created by the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and Games for Change. Active Citizen brings Nobel Peace laureates past and present into the Minecraft: Education Edition world for students to learn about the challenges and obstacles faced in the pursuit of peace & justice. The Dream Space team will guide students and set challenges for them through the medium of Minecraft: Education Edition while helping them learn that peace is achieved through actions, big and small. They will be joined in this live event by students in schools from across the globe.

In preparation for this event, all 1st year students are asked to fully charge their device over lunchtime, and to bring their device chargers & a set of earphones with them for Tuesday afternoon.


Ms. Dunne/Mr. McLean, IT Coordinators


Guidance Dept News

Monday 4th of April

Tuesday 5th April

Wednesday 6th April

Thursday 7th April

Saturday 9th April

  • Job Applications- National Ambulance Service Student Paramedic Recruitment Now Open CareersPortal

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Leaving Certificate Masterclasses

Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Higher Level Subjects.

The masterclasses will be focused on English, Irish and Biology. They will be taking place on the 3rd of May. Ask your guidance counsellor for details.

DCU Library Leaving Certificate Study Scheme 2022

DCU Library is pleased to provide access to two of our libraries (free of charge) to secondary school students preparing for their Leaving Certificate exams.

The libraries will be available from the 3rd of May to the 29th of June.


Literacy Week Schedule

It's Setanta's Literacy week next week beginning Monday 4th of April to Friday 8th of April.

There are lots of events and competitions taking place for staff and students alike.

Please have a look at the below schedule.

Please submit all competition entries to the relevant teachers by the end of the school day on Thursday 7th of April. Prizes will be given on Friday 8th of April.

Good luck to all involved and we hope everyone gets stuck into a good book, article or magazine!

Day

What’s Happening?

Monday

Tutorial- If tutors could share ‘My teacher recommends’ PowerPoint to generate conversation about what we’re reading.

Daily Wordle Puzzle

Reading

Staff- Giant Crosswords on tables in staff room complete by Thursday and leave in the box in the staffroom (don’t forget to put your names on the back 😉)

1st years Well-being Class- Play Cirque Du Freak Kahoot (Rang Regan & Aillil)

1st year SPHE -Play Cirque Du Freak Kahoot (Rang Diorraing)

1st year MY-ON Reading challenge (tutors please pass names of students who completed most time reading onto Ms Synan)

2nd years- English class Spelling Bee

3rd year competition- Poetry Competition Create an Acrostic Poem using 'New Beginnings' please email or hand entries to Ms McDonnell 7/4

4th 5th and 6th Year

Short Story/Personal Essay or descriptive style essay Competition (can submit entries to Ms Corcoran)

Tuesday

Tutorial- If tutors could share ‘My teacher recommends’ PowerPoint to generate conversation about what we’re reading.

Daily Wordle Puzzle

Reading

Staff- Giant Crosswords on tables in staff room complete by Thursday and leave in the box in the staffroom (don’t forget to put your names on the back 😉)

1st years Well-being Class- Play Cirque Du Freak Kahoot (Rang Óisin, Oscar & Lia)

1st year MY-ON Reading challenge (tutors please pass names of students who completed most time reading onto Ms Synan)

2nd years- English class Spelling Bee

3rd year competition- Poetry Competition Create an Acrostic Poem using 'New Beginnings' please email or hand entries to Ms McDonnell by 7/4

4th 5th and 6th Year

Short Story/Personal Essay or descriptive style essay Competition (can submit entries to Ms Corcoran)

Wednesday

Tutorial- quiet reading of book of choice or Wordle Puzzle

Staff- Giant Crosswords on tables in staff room complete by Thursday and leave in the box in the staffroom (don’t forget to put your names on the back 😉)

1st years Well-being Class- Play Cirque Du Freak Kahoot (Rang Innsa, Cónan & Ailbhe)

1st year MY-ON Reading challenge (tutors please pass names of students who completed most time reading onto Ms Synan)

Croí- Easter Scavenger hunt Literacy and Communication Class

2nd years- English class Spelling Bee

3rd year competition- Poetry Competition Create an Acrostic Poem using 'New Beginnings' please email or hand entries to Ms McDonnell by 7/4

4th 5th and 6th Year

Short Story/Personal Essay or descriptive style essay Competition (can submit entries to Ms Corcoran)

Whole-school: DEAR! Drop Everything and Read following the 11am morning announcement Students to read 11.05-11.24.

Thursday

Tutorial- quiet reading of book of choice or Wordle Puzzle

1st Year Bookflix Book club with Ms.McDonnell in the Library p2&3 bring a book or just yourselves for a discussion.

1st year MY-ON Reading challenge (tutors please pass names of students who completed most time reading onto Ms Synan)

Staff- Giant Collaboration Crosswords on tables in staff room complete by Thursday and leave in the box in the staffroom (don’t forget to put your names on the back 😉)

3rd year competition- Poetry Competition Create an Acrostic Poem using 'New Beginnings' please email or hand entries to Ms McDonnell by 7/4

4th 5th and 6th Year

Short Story/Personal Essay or descriptive style essay Competition (can submit entries to Ms Corcoran)

Friday

Staff- Literacy Kahoot

Prize Giving at 11am


Basketball News

Congratulations to our 2nd year girls’ basketball team on winning the Regional Final yesterday in a tremendous win over Dalkey. Well done to all players, student coaches, Ms Ryan and Ms Byrne. We wish you all the best in your play-off next week.


Leaving Cert Oral and Practical Schedule

The 6th year oral/practical schedule is complete and will be sent out via the school app and published on the school website. If any student notices an error or clash, please notify Ms Metzger as soon as possible.

Finally

Have a lovely weekend,

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Liam Walsh, Principal.


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6th year Graduation Ceremony 12:00
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