“I feel the very serious work over the last three days in Dublin will have been enriched by the testimonials that were provided to you by the students from Larkin College. They reminded us all that bullying for some children and young people is an everyday occurrence with devastating consequences. The Larkin students’ testimonies highlight the need for the Forum’s work, and the importance of working together as an international community. Together, by sharing expertise and valuable research, we can identify the measures that will reduce the prevalence of bullying behaviour.”
Tusla has requested us to inform all parents of changes to school age care services. "Services that provide after school childcare must now register with Tusla. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare. Childminders may be exempt from registration depending on the numbers of children they are minding." the full text can be found here.
From Your HSCL
Sometimes it is helpful to think of Absenteeism at school in terms of what would happen if bad habits followed the student to work.
|At School||At Work|
|Full Days Missed||14 Days||Didn't Show Up at All||14 Days|
|Part Days||42 Days||Only Showed up for a short time||42 Days|
|Lates||53 Days||Wasn't on time||53 Days|
|Classes Missed||221 Classes||Jobs not done||221 Jobs|
|Hours of Teaching and Learning Lost||148 Hours||Hours with no pay||148 Hours|
|Wages Lost (at €15/hour)||€2220||Wages Lost||€2220|
A student attends school for 6 years. A person with that record at work would have lost €13,320 in wages over 6 years.
Focus on Attendance is a HSCL initiative.
This system, powered by Google, provides Gmail to our school, as well as a suite of other Google products such as Google Docs and Google Classroom that will enable us to better communicate, share, and collaborate. We have joined over 8 million other pupils and teachers (about 4% of the number using Moodle) that are already using G-Suite at schools around the world.
It is identical to G-Suite for Business.
We have decided to offer G-Suite as it represents an important step towards developing an effective and up to date approach to the new curriculum and learning. These tools will support the high levels of collaboration that are required in today’s classroom to prepare students with communication and collaboration skills for life.
Using a G-Suite eLearning platform to organise and direct a students interaction with APPS makes for a powerful teaching and learning tool.
Next week, the HSCL will be visiting the homes of all of next years new students, to welcome them to the school.
Cairde has launched a new multilingual mobile friendly website, Health Connect to improve minority and vulnerable communities’ access to local health services. It is aimed at mobile phone users. Importantly, anyone can use it.
The new information platform: