MON 31ST TO FRI 4TH NOV inclusive MID TERM BREAK
November Mon 7th School Re-opens
Wed 1st to 3rd Senior Music & Art Trip to London
Thursday 10th 6yr Year PTM including Students 4.15 to 6.45
Friday 25th St. Vincent De Paul, Food Appeals Begins
Monday 28th 5th Year PTM 4.15 to 6.45
December Friday 2nd 4th Year Christmas Exams
Monday 5th to Friday 9th Christmas Exams for all but 4th Years
Mon 5th to Friday 16 4th Year Work Experience
Thursday 15th 3rd Year PTM 4.15 to 6.45
Mon 19th Christmas Carol Service 8.00 to 10.00
Thursday 22nd Student Christmas Carol Service
FRI 23rd TO FRI 6th JAN inclusive CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
January 2017 Fri 30th to 6th Jan Senior Ski Trip to Andorra
Mon 9th Jan School Re-opens
Mon 23rd New Entrants Parents Meeting
Tues 17th Jan Second Year PTM 4.15-6.45 (Cancelled due to ASTI Action)
Sat 28th Jan New Entrants Aptitude Test
February Feb 1st, 2nd and 6th Jesus Christ Superstar Ty Musical
Mon 6th & Tue 7th LC Oral Mock Exams
Wed 8th to Fri 17th JC & LC Mocks
March Tue 7th 1st Year PTY 4.15 to 6.45
Fri 17th St. Patrick.s Day School Closed
Mon 20th School Closed
Mon 27th to Fri7th 4th Year Social Placement
MON 10th to FRI 21st Inclusive EASTER HOLIDAYS
Tues 11 April to Fri 14 (Good Friday) Second Year Barcelona Tour
Mon 24th School Re-opens
Possible date of LC Oral (Week after Holidays)
May Mon 1st Bank Holiday
Friday 2nd of June SUMMER HOLIDAYS
We believe that digital technology can be a powerful tool for enhancing learning, and assisting with all forms of communication. Digital technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives in the College and we have enthusiastically embraced the use of technology in our learning. St Paul's have three fully developed computer rooms one of which is dedicated to Technical Graphics.
Undoubtedly, digital and interactive technologies can bring a new richness of resources to the classroom and to learning and teaching in general. We aim to embed these technologies across our curriculum to enhance our established educational excellence. However, we do recognise that the use of digital technology should have relevance in our teaching practice and that it forms part of our holistic approach to quality education.
Over the last few years we have developed our facilities to complement our innovative teaching staff. Every classroom has a networked computer with access to high speed broadband as well as a fixed projector. Every department has a visualiser at its disposal and many teachers are using an iPad to support their teaching. All of our classrooms are equipped with wireless access to high speed broadband to support students who have already received Laptops form the Department of Education to aid their learning.
The prevalence of digital technology requires us to ensure that our pupils are capable of full participation in this digital world. In recognition of this, our pupils are encouraged to engage with technology. All have a Google apps account; have their own network profile to save their work and assignments and have wireless access to the Internet in most areas around the college. Timetabled Computer Studies classes reinforce their digital literacy while the ICT department can be called upon for help.
As with learning, digital technology plays a crucial role in all aspects of communication in a school like St Paul's College. We endeavour to keep parents informed about pupils and events as much as possible through email, our website, Komeer and texting systems. We are in the process of moving our communications from Text to Komeer (A downloadable App which is secured and personal to each subscriber.