Just a few steps for the desks and chairs is a very different classroom. Over the last number of years our students have taken part in a School Excellence Project which provided us with many wonderful resources, the must substantial one being an outdoor learning space with a large polytunnel. The many benefits students gain from learning outside the classroom include:
- It embraces creativity
- It improves mental health
- It provides a bridge to higher order learning
- It makes learning more engaging
- It Helps to develop an appreciation and understanding of the world around us
- It inspires academic achievement
- It improves young people’s attitudes to learning.
Our outdoor classroom is not just a place to learn about nature, but a place where learning can be reinforced and traditional learning enriched.
Colaiste Iasciagh Anti-Bullying and Stand Up Awareness Week
2022 Nov 14th – 18th
This week is an opportunity for us to look at how we can make our school a safe and supportive place for all students. At Colaiste Iascaigh, we use this week to educate our school community on the LGBTI+ community and issues they face. It is a chance to celebrate diversity in all forms. Read more.
Anti-bullying Week 2022 Theme: Reach out and support someone who is being bullied in school, online or in your community.
Odd Socks Day
Oct 10th 2022
Our students council organised Odd Socks Day today in Coláiste Iascaigh in aid of North West Stop. It was great to see so many students making the effort to raise awareness of Mental Health services and raising funds for this worthy cause on World Mental Health day.
Halloween Fancy Dress
30th Oct 2022
Thanks to the student council and Ms Hussey for organising another get wellbeing event here in Coláiste Iascaigh. Students and staff made such a great effort with their costumes. Check out the pictures.
Our School Completion Officer, Eysa Garvey, mentors students who are experiencing challenges in school while supporting the student in reaching their true academic potential. Eysa also completes an induction programme with the 1st year students to support their transition from primary to post primary school.
Our school guidance counsellor Ms Maeve McDermott works with all year groups in our school. Read more.
The Student Council is an integral part of our school community. Elected representatives from each year group ensure the student body has an input into school developments. Read more.
Trained Transition Year Students are assigned as mentors to new incoming 1st year students. These mentors help our new students settle in during their early days in post primary school.