Congratulations to Cian McCabe (Transition Year) who was recently awarded at the Press Pass Awards ceremony at Twitter Ireland HQ. Cian was presented with his award by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and NewsBrands Ireland Chairman Vincent Crowley.
Cian is a member of Mr Dowling’s journalism class and his feature article ‘My Life With Epilepsy’ earned him second place in that category.
There were 10,000 participants in the Press Pass Programme this year which is run in conjunction with NewsBrands Ireland and Twitter Ireland. In 2012 NewsBrands Ireland devised a new Newspapers in Education (NiE) initiative aimed at Transition Year students and designed to support its own and the Government’s youth literacy objectives by getting more students reading newspapers. That initiative is Press Pass.
This is the first year that Collinstown Park has taken part in the initiative and it has proved to be a successful enterprise. To be shortlisted in the top 16 was a huge achievement and winning second place in the category is one that his family and school are very proud of.
Well done to all the Collinstown TY students who entered the Press Pass competition this year and well done to Cian on his success.
You can view the entry by clicking the following link http://presspass.ie/pp/wp-content/uploads/Features-CianMcCabeMyLifeWithEpilepsy.pdf
This year in Collinstown we put on show called ‘Can’t stop the Beat’. We had various soloists and a hardworking chorus, directed by Ms McHugh, supported by her backstage team and her various colleague helpers. We had two excellent nights of performances. Below are some of the photos taken by our school photographers: Colm and Conor.
Collinstown Park Community College has just been awarded the Certificate of Recognition for FIVE YEARSof active participation and service in Cisco Networking Academy.
We have also received certification in recognition of Expert Level Instructor Excellence and lasting contribution to the Cisco Networking Academy programme.
Collinstown Park has offered training programs culminating in the certifications Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) over the last few years. The training programme leads to an industrial certification recognised worldwide. The Cisco CCNA is mapped to a QQI level 6 advanced award. It is a perfect course of study for anyone wishing to enter the IT industry since alongside holding a QQI Level 5 award in Computer Systems and Networks or the CompTIA A+ or equivalent life experience, you will be primed for entry into the IT industry. At Collinstown Park, we also provide the much acclaimed and globally recognised CompTIA A+ award. Job roles from Cisco CCNA include the following:
System Engineers (Computer Networking/ IT), Technical Support Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Security Associate.
Many other job roles are also available depending on the CCNA Track. For example, if someone has good knowledge of wireless fundamentals, he/she can easily get the job on that basis. Other job titles are like Network Support Technician, Data Centre Associate, Video and Voice Engineers etc.
Since 2005, 92% of CCNA Networking Academy students globally have achieved their goals: a new job, more education or opportunities at work. The IT networking sector is a thriving sector in the Irish workforce and offers many opportunities for success.
So why not enrol on the CCNA course with us or begin your journey here with the CompTIA A+?
Letters were given to all third and sixth year students this morning detailing the exam fees for Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate. The document has details of how to pay the fees or to apply on line for an exemption based on having a medical card.
If you have any queries, please contact Mr Doolin, the exam secretary, at the school (01) 4572300 Extension 153
On Wednesday 21st March 1M attended the Make a Book exhibition in the Bonnington Hotel. They were accompanied by Ms McEvoy and Ms Maguire.
There were 13 schools participating in the event. Each school had to come up with a theme or topic for their book. 1M each wrote their own short story. Every student got a certificate of participation.
The students were treated to some entertainment by a Cork rapper who in turn helped them to write and perform a rap. Afterwards they were treated to chicken and chips.
Third Year students got the opportunity to visit the Dáil on Tuesday 20th February. They were invited by Gino Kenny TD, a past pupil of the school. Ms Campbell’s Third Year CSPE class had written to him as part of their Action Project and he kindly invited them to visit him in the Dáil.
They had a great experience. First of all they went to the Dáil restaurant where they were treated to refreshments. Then they had a quick look at the Seanad and went up to the Dáil Visitors Gallery where Leaders’ Questions was taking place. They saw the Taoiseach speaking and various lively discussions. Afterwards Gino posed for photos with them on the plinth and answered a load of questions.
Twenty-six lucky Transition Year students got the opportunity of a trip to Rome over the mid-term break. They had a long walking tour of Rome seeing all the historical sights and tasting plenty of Pizza. They had a day tour to Pompeii and Vesuvius which they found really interesting. Finally they had a day in the Vatican and a tour of the museums.