On Thursday 2nd May, the LCA 6th Yr class and Ms. Scarry were given a very informative talk by Mary and Geraldine from the Dunmore Conference. The two ladies spoke about the work that the local St. Vincent de Paul Society does, how they fundraise and how someone could volunteer to join. The talk took place as part of a key assignment for Vocational Preparation and Guidance subject in the LCA programme.
Ms. Scarry assisted by the Transition Year and LCA students in Dunmore Community School hosted a very successful Careers Expo in the school on Friday 8th March. Our 3rd year, TY, LCA, 5th and 6th year students got a fantastic opportunity to speak to representatives from 30 information stands which included third level colleges and universities, financial institutions and local construction and pharamaceutical industries. It was wonderful to welcome parents to participitate in this very informative event as well as students and staff from other post primary schools in the local area. Now that a little time has passed since the event hopefully students have had time to process the information they gathered and this is helping them make informed choices about TY, LCA and senior cycle subject choice options. Our 6th year students can also use this information to help them prepare for upcoming PLC interviews, decide on CAO ‘change of mind’ options or deciding on apprenticeships that they are interested in.
Thanks to everyone that came along tonight. We hope you found it informative but if you have any queries, please feel free to contact the office or send us an email.
I would especially like to thank our 3 students, Aryn, Andrea and Chloe, who spoke about their experiences of TY and LCA.
As promised, please find links to the presentations, relevant links and the Subject choice explanation video and please get in contact if you have any queries.
The Leaving Cert Applied students visited the Bank of Ireland today and spoke to a bank representative as part of their English assignment. The students prepared questions and they were all answered. The bank was most happy to facilitate, they offered financial advice and informed the students about self-service facilities. They were delighted to assist in this project.
Thanks to everyone that came along last night, and especially our 2 TY students, Sean Ryan and Jane Ryder, who spoke so well last night.
As promised, please find links to the presentations and the Subject choice videos.
- Senior Cycle Options 2018 Presentation
- Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Requirements
- Using the Qualifax website to find out about subject requirements
- Information on each of the Leaving Cert Subjects
- Entering Options Demo Video
- Careers Portal for Self Assessment
Congratulations and well done to our brilliant LCA1 students who organised a Michelin Star worthy 3 course meal for their teachers today. It was no easy feat but they were fantastic, a credit to themselves and to our school. Many thanks also Ann Marie, Sarah and Mary who were a great help as always.