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Nenagh College teacher joins National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.

Nenagh College Business teacher, Catherine O’Keeffe, has been selected by National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to advise on assessment work in Junior Cert Business Studies. Ms. O’Keeffe submitted some samples of her student’s work for publication on the NCCA website.

The publication of the work, by Nenagh College students, will enable the NCCA to identify and demonstrate the possibilities and approaches to Classroom based assessments and are intended to identify and indicate national standards. These examples, of Nenagh College students’ work, will be used by teachers, across the country, as part of their professional development.

School Principal, Damien Kennedy, acknowledged Ms. O’Keeffe’s work in this area and congratulated both her and her students’ for the selection of the work, as exemplars of best practice on a national scale. He further noted that the enthusiastic engagement of all Nenagh College teaching staff with new Junior Cycle was reflected in this recognition.

Pictured below: Catherine O’Keeffe and 2nd year Business students from Nenagh College working on Class-room based assessments.

Nenagh College and Nenagh Eire Óg

Nenagh College PE teacher and Eire Óg senior hurler, Adam Grattan is pictured with Eire Óg Chairman, Enda Costello and School Principal, Damien Kennedy, following his graduation from Carlow IT with his Certificate in Management and Leadership (Gaelic Games) Course.

This new programme, which was offered in 2017 / 2018 for the first time is designed to complement the values of the GAA and support its managers and coaches to learn new ways of managing and leading in a sporting context. The programme has been carefully constructed to acknowledge and develop the leadership and management skills required by those involved in team management and leadership roles in a dynamic sporting environment.

Reflecting on the value of the course to both the school and the club, Adam acknowledged the tremendous benefit it will be, to him, in coaching at both school and club level, having had the opportunity to work, throughout the course with some of the most, high profile coaches in the country.

Nenagh College and Nenagh Eire Óg are partners in the use of the Liam Heffernan sports complex, with the club using the school are a winter training base for many of its teams.

Best of Luck

Nenagh College sends best wishes to former students, Tipp senior hurlers, Barry Heffernan and Willie Connors on their Championship debuts this Sunday and Kevin O Halloran who lines out with Senior Footballers on Saturday.

Glendalough 2018

As part of the Adventure Journey of the Gaisce Bronze Award, 28 TY students and 3 supervising teachers, Ms. Dillon, Ms. Kearney & Mr. Cox travelling to Glendalough in Co. Wicklow. The group stayed in the Glendalough International Youth Hostel and over two days, completed a 25km walk. A great time had by all!

 

Community Walk

Thank you to all who contributed and participated in this year’s community walk.
 
The event raised €1,200 for Ormond Special Olympics.
 
Coupled with the TY venture on behalf of volunteers for the World Games and Down Syndrome Ireland at last week’s Lip Sync Battles, the total raised for local charities in Nenagh College over the last 6 days is €2,400.
 
Thank you to our Nenagh College Parent Council and Mr. Padraig Shrahan’s transition year team for supporting both events.