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Take part in the FlyForAutism Challenge this April

AsIAm – Ireland’s National Autism Charity, are challenging amateur aviators across the country to build their best paper planes this month to raise much-needed funds for World Autism Month.

The COVID-19 crisis has forced the charity to cancel all fundraising events planned for the month of April, which will have a serious impact on their ability to provide services and advocacy for the autistic community.

With the entire country stuck at home for the next few weeks, the #FlyForAutism challenge is a fun way to show your support – without having to travel far!

All that is needed is a sheet of paper and some imagination. Here’s what to do:

Text ASIAM to 50300 to donate €4 to AsIAm

Build your own paper plane. It can be as fancy or as simple as you like.

Post a video if its most impressive flight on your social media channels with the hashtag #FlyForAutism and #NenaghCollege and tag @asiamireland

Tag and challenge 3 friends to donate and make their own paper planes

Easter Science Challenge

  • During the Easter holidays I want you to pick 8 examples of science both inside and outside your home and record them. For example you can observe and discuss plants, appliances, lights, weather, electronics, animals, space (stars, sun, moon) etc.
  • When you pick your example I then want you to discuss the science behind it in detail.
  • Record your 8 examples by day in your copy similar to what I have done in the example below.
  • This is a fun activity and we will discuss your findings at the end of the first week back after the Easter break.
  • Use some time to act and think like scientists and most importantly, enjoy your break J
  • Day 1 (Ms. Hannigan’s science pick): is a rose bush growing towards the sun. This shows that plants are attracted to light and use light when photosynthesising. This is called phototropism. Photosynthesis is when plants use water and carbon dioxide in the presence of light and chlorophyll to make food (glucose) and oxygen.

Paula Hannigan

Online Support for Students

Dear students, Jigsaw has lots of online supports for young people during these difficult times.

Also there is a page dedicated to Leaving Certs.

Check them out😉 Regards, Ms Maharaj

 

https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/?fbclid=IwAR1iBX4mRS7sEdAE-0MHpyLNysjCH-6SiFXF-xMIP1J4as9U6qXK_Kx4qaU

https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/

https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/leaving-certificate-in-the-time-of-covid-19/

 

Easter Competition

Nenagh College Home Economics Department are delighted to announce an Easter Bake off.
Prizes will the awarded for the most Eastertastic Cakes, Buns or baked goods.
To take part all you have to do is email ncarey2@nenaghcollege.com the following:
  1. the recipe you followed
  2. a picture of you making your baked good (just to show you didnt find a nice picture online 🙂)
  3. a picture of the finished product.
Closing date for enteries is Easter Sunday 12th Of April
Winners will be anounced on Easter Monday 13th Of April.
Best of Luck to all.

Tipp FM

Tipp Today: Nenagh College students brighten local Senior Citizen’s day through letters

A group of students from Nenagh College are helping to brighten up the day for senior citizens. They are taking part in an initiative organised by English teacher Rebecca Kinsella which sees them interact with the elderly in their area. She asked students to play their part in alleviating loneliness among residents of local nursing homes who are not allowed to have visitors during this time, English teacher Rebecca Kinsella spoke to Fran Curry earlier on Tipp Today.

http://tippfm.com/podcasts/tipp-today/tipp-today-nenagh-college-students-brighten-local-senior-citizens-day-letters/

 

Covid 19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.

The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents. “The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. “My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen.

“Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system. “I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”

Notice

Statement from President of Ireland following his signature of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measu

Date: Fri 20th Mar, 2020 | 19:52

Statement from President of Ireland following his signature of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020

Following his consideration and signing of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement:

“As President, I am urging all citizens, given the emergency of our situation in relation to the grave challenge to our public health, to respond in a generous way to the Health Service Executive’s advice on measures to alleviate the spread of Covid19.

These new health and social measures may be difficult for many but they affect us all and we are at a point now when a person’s actions have consequences not only for themselves but for all in society. Irresponsible individual action puts all at risk. We must draw on our strengths now.

Intergenerational solidarity has been one of the greatest resources of contemporary Irish society. Future generations, it is my belief, will look back at this critical time and I hope that they will be proud of how we as a society rose to the challenges together, with different generations taking account of one another.

As President, I have such appreciation for, and deeply value the connection I have experienced with, young people around the country. I appeal to these young people to spread the word among their friends of the importance of that which we have been asked to do.

In every generation there will be exceptions to what is being sought in the public interest. Let us hope that we have seen the end of such behaviour which puts all of us at risk.

Many of the older people, of whose generation Sabina and I are a part, and to whom I have spoken, have been very appreciative of the large numbers of young people who are helping them, and that such assistance is offered in such a caring way that addresses issues of our older citizens that go far beyond the delivery of necessary groceries or food.

Those older people who have been helped have felt a connection within society, a sense of a bond that is being strengthened rather than weakened. Older people as well as being grateful for how they have been helped have spoken of how they have welcomed the sight of young people who have given them such hope for the Ireland that is to come.”

https://president.ie/en/media-library/news-releases/statement-from-president-of-ireland-following-his-signature-of-the-health-preservation-and-protection-and-other-emergency-measures-in-the-public-interest-bill-2020

 

Transition Year Application

The Transition Year Application process has been adjusted this year to suit the current school situation. Parents/Guardians are requested to sit down with your student & view TY Information Video which is linked on 3rd Year MS Teams Group. If student is interested in applying for TY, the student must complete application form on MS Teams & return online within the time frame provided.

 

Homework Assignments

Reminder to all students of Nenagh College to log into their Microsoft Teams App and complete their homework assignments. The login for the Teams App is your Nenagh College email.

Here are a list of useful publisher websites which have free access to eBooks. Use these with your textbooks to help you complete your assignments

https://www.edcolearning.ie/

https://educateplus.ie/homestudy-secondary

https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

https://www.folensonline.ie/