St. Augustine’s N.S. Clontuskert has been selected as a 2015-2016 Microsoft Showcase School.
St. Augustine’s N.S. Clontuskert is the first primary school in the Republic of Ireland to be selected as a Microsoft Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.
Clontuskert joins an exclusive community of over 400 premier schools from around the world, recognized to celebrate their truly pioneering efforts and innovation in rethinking teaching, learning and assessment in order to drive deep 21st century competencies. The school has been recognised as a global leader in the successful integration of technology with teaching and learning.
On Friday 15th January, Tom Jackson, Education Business and Program Manager, Microsoft in Education Ireland visited the school to officially honour Clontuskert with this award. Guests of honour included Lara Dubbagh and Gareth Callan of Claregalway College who joined Mrs. Murray in the ranks of Microsoft Expert Educator Fellows this year. Tommy Maher of 365 Learning who helped set up Office 365 in Clontuskert also visited. The guests were treated to a tour of the school with a celebration in the school hall afterwards.