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Alliance Française Joutes Oratoires French debating competition 2018.

Aoibhe de Burca (far left), won Meilleure Oratrice – overall best speaker – of this year’s Alliance Française Joutes Oratoires French debating competition. Also pictured at the final are members of this year’s French debate team: Ruby Porter, Fionn Munnelly, Louis Butler Lynch (standing) and Oscar Kilbride Condon. Ella McGill (not pictured) was representing the school at the Holqa Student Theatre Festival in Malta.

Mount Temple’s Alliance with Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co. Tipperary was conceived in the mid1990s. Since then it has developed into a pioneering community which serves as a model for sustainable living into the 21st century and acts as an education, research and enterprise centre for all.

On Wednesday, 7 March, Mount Temple was delighted to welcome six members of Cloughjordan to share their experiences with us. Mr Wegimont, Ms Byrne and many students, teachers and special needs assistants were in attendance in addition to grounds staff, technical support staff and members of the student council.

The talks covered many different aspects of developing, living and working in the Ecovillage. This included how the 53 houses were built with special attention paid to the use of renewable sources of energy and minimal impact on the natural environment. We also heard how the Ecovillage employs its own farmers with subscriptions of community members. On their community farm they grow crops (in a biodynamic way) all year round with the use of polytunnels. Crops are harvested twice a week and members take what they need each day from a central collection point.

With an Ecological Footprint of 2 global hectares, less than half that of many Irish communities, Cloughjordan is continuing to work toward reaching a Footprint of 1.8 global hectares thus enabling it to live within the earth’s capacity.

Mount Temple is delighted to have formed an alliance with Cloughjordan in which we will learn from their experiences as we move forward with making our own community as sustainable as possible. To articulate this vision the school’s Sustainability Plan was also outlined at the meeting. With a focus on a Carbon Neutral Building, Sustainable Food Production, Waste Prevention, Sustainable Waste Management and Increasing Biodiversity the plan sets out how our school community will work toward decreasing its own Ecological Footprint.

With a shared vision of a sustainable future the communities of Mount Temple and Cloughjordan look forward to many years of working together toward our common goal.

Click on the link below for a PDF of the powerpoint on the project.

Mount Temple March 2018 Cloughjordan Ecovillage

 

 

Performance of 5th Year Play in Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday 13th June 2017
Venue | Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin
Time | 6.30pm

The event explores how to tackle controversial topics in the classroom and incorporates a piece of original theatre by Laura Doak and students at Mount Temple Comprehensive School
RSVP | Valerie.kelly@tcd.ie by Tuesday 6th June

Programme 

  • 6.30pm Setting the context:  Dr Ann Devitt, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin; Deirdre Hogan, the Ubuntu Network.
  • 6.45pm Dealing with difficult topics in the classroom: Mary-Elaine Tynan (TCD Module Co-ordinator) and Professional Master of Education student teachers from TCD and NCAD showcase their work and discuss key learning.
  • 7.15pm “Éire: Land of a hundred thousand welcomes” by Laura Doak and cast.
  • 8pm Audience discussion with performers and practitioners. 

*The Ubuntu Network supports the integration of Development Education into post primary Initial Teacher Education. It is funded by Irish Aid. The ideas, opinions and comments therein are entirely the responsibility of its author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect Irish Aid policy.

Summer Exam Timetable

Click on the link for a PDF of the timetable: Final_Timetable._SummerExams2017

Summer Exams 2017
Wednesday 24th

Time

3rd yr.

5th Yr

LCA

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.45

Business

8.45-10.45

Mt Hall

Physics

8.45 – 10.45

M1.

Staff Meeting

9.00-11.30am

Staff Meeting

9.00-11.30am

Staff Meeting

9.00-11.30am

Staff Meeting

9.00-11.30am

11.15-1.15

Metalwork

11.15-1.15

Mt. Hall

 

No Exams

No Exams

No Exams

No Exams

Thursday 25th

Time

5th Yr

LCA

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.15

 

Social Ed

1hr

GYM

/

French/German

8.45-10.15

GYM

Maths

8.45-10.15

GYM

10.45-12.45

English

10.45-12.45

GYM

Hotel and Catering.

1hr.

GYM

/

Tech. Graphics

10.45-12.45

G7 and G11.

Music. M1

10.45-12.15,

Gaeilge

10.45-11.45

GYM

1.30-3.30

1.Applied Maths

2.Business

3..Home Ec.

GYM

/

English

1.30-3.30

GYM

/

/

Friday 26

Time

5th Yr

LCA

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.15

 

Work Experience.

/

1.History

8.45-10.15

2. ESS.

8.45-10.15

 

GYM

Science

8.45-10.15

GYM

10.45-12.45

Art History

10.45-12.45

Mt Hall

/

/

English

10.45-12.45

GYM

Geography

10.45-111.45

GYM

1.30-3.30

Biology

GYM

/

Gaeilge

1.30-2 .30

GYM

/

/

Monday 29th

Time

5th Yr

LCA

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.15

 

Maths

1 Hr.

GYM

No Exams.

Science

8.45-10.15

GYM

History

8.45-10.15

GYM

10.45-12.45

Gaeilge

10.45-12.45

GYM

English

1hr.

GYM

/

Home Economics

10.45-11.45

Mt Hall

French/German

10.45-11.45

GYM

1.30-3.30

Geography

1.30-3.00.

GYM

/

/

/

/

 

Tuesday 30th

Time

5th Yr

LCA

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.15

 

ICT.

Computer room.

1hr.

No Exams

Geography

8.45-9.45

GYM

English

8.45-9.45

GYM

10.45-12.45

History

10.45-12.15.

GYM

/

/

Maths

10.45-12.45

GYM

/

1.30-3.30

French/German

1.30-3.00.

GYM

/

/

/

/

 

Wednesday 31st

Time

5th Yr

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.45

1. LCVP 1.5hrs. Gym.

2.Music M1

3.Economic – Gym

4.DCG. _G7

8.45-10.45.

No Exams

Business

8.45-10.15

GYM

No Exams

11.15-1.45

Maths

11.15-1.45

(2.5hrs)

GYM

/

Metalwork

10.45-11.45

GYM

/

Thursday 1st

Time

5th Yr

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.45

1.Chemistry

2.Engineering

3.Religion

GYM

No Exams

Gaeilge

8.45-10.45

GYM

No Exams

11.15-1.15

/

/

Woodwork

11.15-12.15 M1

/

Friday 2nd

Time

5th Yr

4th yr

2nd yr

1st Yr.

8.45-10.15

Music Practicals.

No Exams

No Exams

No Exams

 

 

Donal Cotter (TY) wins 'Young Animator of the Year' at the International Dingle Film Festival for his excellent short film "The Illusion of Life".

Donal Cotter from 4th year won the prestigious award of ‘Young Animator of the Year’ at the International Dingle Film Festival for his excellent short film “The Illusion of Life”. It was an amazing achievement to be selected from such a rich pool of young animators from across the country.
 
The link to the video is below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5EoSfovsfw
 

Donal Cotter (TY) wins ‘Young Animator of the Year’ at the International Dingle Film Festival for his excellent short film “The Illusion of Life”.

Donal Cotter from 4th year won the prestigious award of ‘Young Animator of the Year’ at the International Dingle Film Festival for his excellent short film “The Illusion of Life”. It was an amazing achievement to be selected from such a rich pool of young animators from across the country.
 
The link to the video is below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5EoSfovsfw
 

LEARNING PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

The next meeting of the Learning Parent Support Group will take place on Wednesday April 13th at 7:45pm in the Library.  The meeting will cover Assistive Technology and other matters and will be presented by:

James Northridge Bio:

James experiences the challenges that come with a specific learning difficulty on a daily basis and knows its impact on education and life all too well. Having struggled during school and dropping out from University, he turned his career around when a second shot of college came his way. He grabbed it with both hands and never looked back! He tacked the Dragon’s on RTE’s and ended up winning investment for his business UrAbility, which supply’s assistive technology training and software to schools and businesses around Ireland and the UK.

Topics to include:

Succeeding with Assistive Technology

Technology is all around us, however are we using it in the right way? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners that most need help are getting the support they need to succeed in the classroom? James will draw on both his personal, work and academic experiences to enlighten the group as to how we can use technology to empower all students. Parents will walk away from the session with practical solutions to current issues and insights on how best to use some common technology for their children.

James will review software that can be used both in the classroom and at home to aid struggling learners, showing how to use them and of course when they are best used. James will give his personal success story on what worked best for him in education and some techniques that should make life a bit easier for your children.  He might even give a few tips on dealing with investors from his successful appearance on Dragon’s Den.

PARENTS AND STUDENTS WELCOME 

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