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Climate Action Project

This October Clontuskert will represent Ireland in an international Climate Action Project.
Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 64 countries will collaborate on climate change topics over the … Continue reading

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Clontuskert students appear in Belgian newspaper 

Clontuskert students appear in a photo in Belgian newspaper Het Belang Van Limburg. Hbvl.be. It’s a national newspaper so has quite some reach in Belgium. The article is about the Human Differences Project envisioned and coordinated by Koen Timmers (in … Continue reading

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Week 4 Human Differences Project: Building Bridges instead of Walls- Skyping Northern Ireland

Today as part of the Human Differences Project we Skyped Mr. Corrigan’s Class in Millennium Integrated in Belfast once again. Last week our Skype Call was moderated by Mr. Dijkman and his class in Belgium. We learnt about the history … Continue reading

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Visitors from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Today we hosted visitors from Singapore in Clontuskert; Mr Sherwin Cheng, Mr Alvin Lim, Miss Tan Ming Ming, Mr Muhammad Farizal and Dr Zoe Boon.

The group are Vice-Principals from Singapore who are currently participants of the Leadership in Education Programme … Continue reading

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Human Differences Week 2 Gender Differences

This week the students looked at gender differences and how these differences affected us personally as young people in Ireland.
We focused on three areas;
1. Gender differences in toys and how toys are marketed and sold for either boys or girls
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Human Differences Week 1 in Clontuskert

This term the Senior Room is taking part in a global project with forty six other schools from across the world called Human Differences. www.humandifferences.com 
The map below shows the countries taking part. 
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Human Differences Project

This term the Senior Room is taking part in a global project with thirty three other schools from across the world called Human Differences. www.humandifferences.com The map below shows the countries taking part. 
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Meeting Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Today 6th Class, Ms. Stokes and Mrs. Murray travelled to St. Patrick’s College DCU to take part in a Microsoft Minecraft Hackathon event.
Ms. Stokes had worked with the Senior Room exploring what ‘Future Learning Spaces’ should look like and on … Continue reading

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MindRising 16 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to 5th and 6th class Winners at MindRising 16 today!

This Saturday 5th and 6th class represented Clontuskert at the MindRising Awards Ceremony in Dublin and also visited the CoderDojo Coolest Projects & Launch’d Dublin in the RDS.  
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MindRising Awards 2016

This Saturday 5th and 6th class will represent Clontuskert at the MindRising Awards Ceremony in Dublin and will also visit the CoderDojo Coolest Projects & Launch’d Dublin in the RDS.  
MindRising 2016 is a competition celebrating 200 years of the … Continue reading

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