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iConnect Card launched in school

Members of our Student Council recently met with David Dunne from Youth Connect. David spoke to the students about running an effective Students Council. He also sopke earlier to LCA and TY classes about their rights in the workplace. At the end of session the Student Council members helped to launch the iConnect card, which is a new second level ID and discount Card.

St Brigid's Cross for flood relief

Crosses for flood relief

Junior Cert Students from Coláiste Ide agus Iosef recently raised €427 for Jesuit Misson. The money was raised through the making and selling of St Brigid's crosses. It will go towards flood relief in Dar-es-Salaam. Serious damage was suffered in these recent floods by the Jesuit run Gonzaga Primary School and Loyola Hostel. The flooding which occured in December was the worst seen in Tanzania in over 50 years.

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Reading Initiative

Innovative Joint Initiative between Co. Limerick V.E.C. & National branch of JCSP (Junior Certificate Schools Programme) - 2011/2012 Academic Year
All Coláiste Íde agus Iosef first year students are taking part in this initiative in response to the "National Strategy to improve Literacy & Numeracy among children and young people 2011 - 2020".  Currently underway as and from Monday 16th January 2012 is a six week "Reading Challenge Programme" where first year students are challenged to read a book per week, purely for pleasure.  With the support from voluntary involvement by the local community and a further initiative applied for under the JCSP Programme the Abbeyfeale Active Retirement group are coming in to our school for an hour per week to provide one to one reading to selected 1st year students.This is an initiative lead by the JCSP team in the school, ran by the English department and supported by all staff.   It is envisaged and hoped that reading levels among all our first year students will see an improvement and that we will collectively develop an interest and desire for reading among our students.  This is just one of the many initiatives being run as part of the JCSP programme that has at its heart "that all young people are capable of achieving real success in school".

Twinning with Amawele

On 22nd December 2011, transition year students from Colaiste Íde agus
Iosef, Abbeyfeale organised a tablequiz fundraiser for the Amawele
charity. A sum of €464 was raised which was presented to Jackie O
Rourke, a student of U.L who will be undertaking her teaching practice
in Cape Town, starting in late January. Jackie's work will involve
going to various South African schools and townships and helping them
through twenty different workshops on how to grow their own food and
become self sufficient. the sum raised by these transition year
students will also help these students learn about many other cultures
and especially that of Abbeyfeale and their twinned school Colaiste
Íde agus Iosef

http://www.amawele.org/index.aspx

Community Spirit in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef

The Leaving Certificate Home Economics students of Colaiste Ide agus
Iosef with their teacher Ms O’Shaughnessy have recently made up food
hampers which they donated to St. Vincent de Paul. These hampers will
be given to families in the locality in time for Christmas. The
students collected food throughout November from the staff and
students in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef and would like to thank everyone
for their generous response. We would also like to thank local shops
and friends for donations.

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School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Address:
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631
E-mail: colaisteideagusiosef@lcetb.ie
   

 

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