Patrician Presentation School Jottings

1st Year Outing to Ardmore

1st Year Outing to Ardmore

First Year pupils accompanied by Mr McCarthy and SCP Co-ordinator Ms Burke went on a trip to the Outdoor Pursuit Centre in Ardmore on Thursday last April 25. The group took part in a number of water-based activities with the aim of such programmes being to encourage independence and to promote team spirit among the participants. The sun shone for the occasion and a good day was enjoyed by all.

Irish and French Orals

Sixth Year pupils completed their Irish and French orals over the last two weeks. They were well prepared for the exams and Mock Oral Exams were conducted in the school in the previous weeks.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The LCVP pupils have completed their portfolios and will sit their final LCVP exam on Wednesday, May 1. The school has had excellent results in LCVP over the years. LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate. The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.

It’s a very useful subject for pupils with all aspects of the exam being completed in May before the main exams in June. Pupils are awarded distinction, merit and pass grades. These grades are recognised for point purposes by the Universities and the Institutes of Technology. The points are allocated as follows: Distinction 70 points, Merit 50 points and Pass 30 points

Science Trip to Fota Island

On Thursday last, April 25, the Third Year Science Pupils and 5th and 6th Year biology pupils took part in the educational programme in Fota Island. The Practical Field Ecology course for Junior and Leaving Cert covered all aspects of the biology module and allowed students time to explore the park after completing their woodland survey. The trip was organised by science teacher, Mr Maher. Ms Fogarty, Deputy Principal, also accompanied the students to Cork.