Check out our projects to see if there's anything you'd like to get involved in.
If you have ideas for further projects, please contact us at the Centre.
Schools are invited to express an interest in any of the following projects planned to run over the 2012/2013 school year.
In order to participate a school sends a teacher/s who meets with a facilitator and other participating schools four times over the year between September and April. At each meeting there is input from a facilitator, teachers discuss their school needs and plan strategies. At the next meeting schools discuss progress, share experiences and plan for the following meeting. At the school’s discretion, it may be possible to include these activities as part of Croke Park hours. Schools may cluster and projects may be outreached.
To indicate interest in working with the Centre on any project, please contact the Centre. Should your school be interested in working on a Topic that is not listed please talk to me.
School Excellence Award.
This project is run in conjunction with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). In 2012/2013 this project will have two topics: a) Literacy: Oral Language and b) Numeracy: Problem Solving
This project is run in conjunction with the Professional Development Support for Teachers (PDST). Information meetings around restorative practices have now taken place all over our catchment area. This project provides an opportunity for schools to avail of further support in setting up the process and obtaining training for staffs.
Every school has a policy around Bullying but how effective are our policies? How much do we teachers know and understand about Bullying? Teachers participating in this project will take in depth look at the causes, the signs and how to effectively address the issue of Bullying effectively.
Visual Art in the Curriculum.
An opportunity to examine how your school is meeting the demands of the Visual Arts Curriculum. Are all strands being covered as effectively as you wish? Is there room for improvement? Schools participating in this project will have the opportunity to assess, evaluate and ensure that all aspects of the Visual Arts curriculum are addressed in a manner appropriate for their school community.
Kevin Kennedy of St. Joseph's School, Donard, being presented with the trophy for winning the Something Fishy competition, 2010/2011.
Brian Malone, a member of the Wexford Senior Football panel presents the prize.