RTE All Ireland Drama Festival: Schools Playright 2020
Well done to our Transition year students who took part in the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival's Schools Playright Competition. Students worked along with Miss Shine to incorporate preparation for a school drama or musical production. It allowed them to engage in script-writing in a meaningful manner with characters. A very interesting task for the students, well done on the participation of all students
Tackling Anxiety Among Children: March 2020
Four of the Transition year girls embarked on a enterprise idea following the Enterprise workshops earlier in the year. They were so proud to firstly win "Best Display: Senior Category" at the Enterprise Awards Ceremony, and the final proud moment was launcing their book "Sam's World". Well done Miss Meade for encouraging the students along the way. Such a lovely time to lauch the book, just before the lockdown with Covid19, as the book was exactly what was needed to help the anxiety that set in for many.
Toothled Peer Training: March 2020
Well done to all the Transition year students who took part in the Toothled Peer Training programme. They had a 3 hour training session run by the HSE. The plan was to train 1st and 2nd year students on oral health and how to brush their teeth properly and different gum diseases than can occur. Unfortunately, they didn't get to train the 1st and 2nd years due to Covid19, but both groups of students had a workshop that helped them understand the importance of good oral hygience
GOAL Humanitarian Award for Longwood
Coláiste Clavin were awared a GOAL Humanitarian Awad in recognition of their Global Citizenship Work. Well done to the Transition Year Students who brought about this award. They took part in a workshop about GOAL, raised money for the organisation by taking part in GOAL Jersey Day earlier in the year.
Going Batty in Longwood: February 2020
Mr Magee and the Transition year students worked very hard since Christmas to build bat and bird boxes for the local community. They were placed among the local community to provide homes to the Longwood wifelife. Residents of the village were very impressed with the idea and it caused a lot of discussion in the community
Tidy Towns Initiative: January 2020 to March 2020
Well done to the Transition students who went each week in small groups, along with students from Lé Cheile to do some voluntary work in the community with Longwood Tidy Towns. Thank to you Mr Murphy who accompanied the students each week. It was a great feeling for the students to give back something to the community each week. Well done all, here we have a sample of students who took part in a Litter Picking exercise to help keep Longwood tdy.
Christmas Fun Day: December 2019
Transition year students assisted on the last day of the Christmas holidays by getting other students involved in the many activities the school offered on the day. They took part in karaoke, played musical instruments, learned how to jive, learned how to dance to "Shoe the Donkey", watched Christmas movies, had a soccer tournament, had board games, had a FIFA tournament, did some Christmas baking and Christmas arts & crafts. There was an activity to suit every student on the day, and everyone went home with a great "feel-good" factor.
Christmas Carol Service: December 2019
An enhanting evening took place at the end of the first term where Transition year students joined the school choir for the annual Christmas Carol Service. Students demonstrated their various musical talents through song, poem and playing musical instruments. Well done to all the teachers involved in helping the night to be so magical.
Transition Year Bake off: November 2019
Well done to our Transition year "Chefs of the Future" who took part in a Bake-off with their Home Economics' teacher, Miss Byrne. The school staff and students really enjoyed the lovely Christmas treats
TY Gaeilge 24: November 2019
(Written by two students)
All Transition Year students arrived at Ms. Strapp’s room and changed into their red Gaeilg 24 t-shirts. We organized the classroom and waiting for the guest speaker from Conradh na Gaelige to arrive. When she did arrive she spoke about loads of the benefits of speaking Irish and the services available through Irish in Ireland. She also gave out spot prizes for anyone who shared an idea or an opinion. We also did a walking debate to see how we felt about the Irish language. We were surprised with how many of us disagreed with the statement that Irish should be a choice subject. Everyone was really engaged and participated really well. After break we started to prepare for the céilí with the first year students in the sports hall. When they arrived down first it was difficult to get them top pay attention and co-operate but with the help of the teachers and a bit of organization they soon started to get the steps and had a really good time. We all spoke as much Irish as we could throughout the day and most of us found that we knew more than we thought. It was a really fun experience.
Financial Wellbeing Week: 25th - 29th November 2019
Transition year students took a key role in "Financial Wellbeing Week" in Coláiste Clavin. The week consisted of all students throughout the school getting talks on various aspects of financial wellbeing. Not only did they learn about budgeting and saving for the future, they gained an insight into "Starting up their own business" and how to maximise their potential by having a well structured CV and presenting themselves well in interviews. They were given the opportunity to take part in an interview to secure a role on the "School Bank" which they ran at lunchtime throughout the week. Roles included Branch Manager, Operations & Audits Specialists, Sales & Marketing Managers and Customer Digi Advisors. Students did a fabulous job encouraging a large number of students to open a savings account. They were thrilled to receive glowing references following their success
Maths Week: 14th - 20th October 2019
Well done to the 1st years who took part in the "Maths Week" activities. This was organised by the Transition Year students and their Maths teacher as part of their current Maths Module. The Transition years designed and organised fun maths activities for our first year students to celebrate Maths Week.
6th class Breakfast Morning: October 2019
Well done to our Transition years for bringing in our local 6th class Primary School children for a Breakfast morning. It was a great opportunity for the children to get to spend time getting to know our students, have a nice breakfast and get a "sneak peak" at the school ahead of starting next September.
European Languages Day 2019
European Languages Day 2019 was celebrated in Coláiste Clavin in Longwood with a morning of activities including a Table Quiz celebrating European Languages and Culture and a Poster Competition for all 2nd Year students.
Transition Year students helped out with the morning activities by collecting, correcting and collating scores.
European Languages provides us the opportunity in Coláiste Clavin to celebrate the twenty-five different European Languages spoken by members of the school community. All staff were encouraged to promote the European Language Day within their classrooms.
Well done to all students and staff involved in organising the event and many thanks to the sponsors of the event-Post Primary Language Initiatives and European Commissioners.