22 May 2019|Book an Event, College Events, College News

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Twice four and twenty blackbirds

Were sitting in the rain.

I shot and killed a seventh part.

How many did remain?


PRIMARY LEVEL  – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 10.00am-12.00pm : €100

Too often maths is something that is done only in the classroom – we intend bring maths to life with a variety of games and activities. For Fifth and Sixth Class children.

SECOND YEARS – STARTING INTO THIRD YEAR! – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 2.00pm-4.00pm : €100

Do you really know what you are doing in preparing for your exams and even more importantly why? Well we intend over 5 days, with some classroom time as well as activity time, to bring the concepts of maths to life. We will take you through certain parts of the course and show you how they can be used in real life. We can show you maths is both real and fun!

FIFTH YEARS – WAKE UP CALL! – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 2.00pm-4.00pm : €100

You have hopefully had a great Transition Year but now the two year cycle of the Leaving Cert is in front of you. What is the biggest problem facing a Fifth Year?  It could take anything up to six weeks to get up to speed. Sometimes the brain needs a wake up call. Early Fifth Year can be so difficult that some students end up dropping to lower level. We will have 10 hours of contact time with some of the best maths teachers in the country as supported by Revise.ie. We will swap around teachers and have activities to keep the whole experience enjoyable and educational.

SIXTH YEARS – HIT THE GROUND RUNNING! – – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 2.00pm-4.00pm : €100

Start early and start as you mean to go on. The maths course at Leaving Cert is huge. The key to doing well is going over the concepts again and again. Seeing new questions done in different ways by different teachers. We are going to do just that. We will take Trigonometry which can be so difficult to deal with and we will look at solving questions in the class but then in the true spirit of the new maths course we will go around the school and environs and see how we can use Trigonometry to solve practical problems. 


Start Smart in Secondary School! – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 2.00pm-4.00pm : €100

Give your child the chance to keep their learning skills sharp. Our summer English classes enhance reading and writing combining learning and fun. All lessons and games will build on the basics of Primary English to improve fluency. Kids will rediscover the pleasure of reading. Let them take a digital holiday enjoying drama and role play. Small class groups will help them develop confidence in comprehension. Our top teachers promote clarity and creativity in all forms of writing. Daily classes include:

  • Drama & role play
  • Puzzles
  • Riddles
  • Word-searches
  • Creative writing
  • Public speaking & debating
  • Reading challenges
  • Spelling bees

Facing into Junior Cycle English? – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 10.00am-12.00pm : €100

Boost your grades across all areas. Become more creative. Practise writing skills for your CBA .Read and analyse in small groups to develop greater confidence. Discover how to discuss fiction and poetry using suitable vocabulary. Enhance your ability to express yourself and communicate with clarity. Join us for daily lessons including:

  • Poetry workshops
  • Drama improvisation
  • Reading for Pleasure
  • Y.A. Fiction Carousel
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Gratitude journal

Get Ahead to Stay Ahead in Leaving Cert. English – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August : 10.00am-12.00pm : €100

Improve  your performance in English. All areas of the Leaving course covered. Quality analysis of poetry and Shakespearean drama. Creative writing and personal essays. Comprehending fiction and non-fiction. Comparative modes explained in detail. Gain confidence discussing  texts in small groups. Take time to catch up before term begins! Classes will include:

  • Writing flash fiction
  • Personal essay writing
  • Reading comprehension skills
  • Unseen poetry
  • Key Shakespeare scenes on film
  • Commonplace notebook 


Gaeilge@TheCollege 2019 – Bí chun tosaigh i do chuid Gaeilge !

Cúrsaí réamhullmhúcháin a chuideoidh le scoláirí barr feabhais a bhaint amach ina gcuid Gaeilge sula rachaidh siad i mbun staidéir arís – Irish-language preparatory courses for incoming first years, Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate students before they undertake study again. All teachers have years of experience in curriculum delivery and are Irish oral/written state examiners.

Incoming first years – Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August : 10am to 4pm: €100

“Tús maith leath na hoibre!” Get a head start for new Junior Cycle Award Irish at secondary school! This two-day preparation session is aimed at students entering into 1st Year who wish to gain a solid grounding for JCA Gaeilge. Through fun activities, students will be introduced to the new curriculum specifications, with a specific introduction to the new ‘classroom-based assessments’ or ‘measúnuithe rangbhunaithe.’

Students entering 2nd and 3rd Yr. of new Junior Cycle Award – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st August : 10pm to 4pm: €120

“An té a chuireann san earrach, bainfidh sé san fhómhar!” Prepare now to get that distinction within your reach! This three-day study session will prepare students for the demands of their first CBA in 3rd Year and other components linked to their JCA Gaeilge course. A comprehensive booklet of notes will be supplied.

Students entering 5th and 6th Year – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st August : 10pm to 4pm: €120

“Ná cuir ar an mhéar fhada é !” You may have TY over you or think you did enough in 5th Year but don’t underestimate the benefit of going that extra mile for LC Irish. This three-study session will prepare students for all aspects of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level syllabus, from the 40% oral to ways of maximising marks in all areas of the Gaeilge course, from literature to essay composition. An exam-focused set of notes will be provided to students that can be used as either a course booklet throughout 5th and 6th Year or as a reference source as they study.