Dyslexia Association of Ireland Training
On the 26th of November 2020 members of the KITE and Literacy Numeracy Network took part in training provided by the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. The training consisted of two session over three hours focusing on understanding dyslexia and the availability and use of assistive technology. The session was very well received; both informative and inspiring. We look forward to further DAI training for primary school staff and parents/guardians in the new year.
Maths and English Additional Tuition
The Progression Group has had a record number of attendance for the Additional Maths and English Leaving Cert tuition. Local students from St. Dominic’s. St. John’s, Caritas College, Kylemore College and Pobalscoil Isolde have all shown great dedication to their studies. Well done to all who have taken part and a huge thank you to our hardworking, expert tutors.
Congratulations to our 2020 Education Resource Fund and Cherry Orchard Leaders in Learning Scholarship recipients. This year we had applications from local students studying a wide variety of subjects, from electrical apprenticeship to Music Technology, Translational Oncology and Law.
Members of the D10 Childcare Network have been participating in Highscope training. Staff from a number of local Childcare Providers have begun the 12 session Highscope Implementation Course learning the central tenants and curriculum of the Highscope approach. Staff will able to bring this evidence-based methodology back for implementation at their service.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Students at Caritas College, St. Dominic’s, St. John’s and Kylemore College have all enjoyed sessions of Mindfulness and Yoga with teacher Kathleen Curley Clarke courtesy of the Progression sub-group. Classes began in October 2019 and will continue until the end of the academic year.
‘Bright Futures’ Event
The Keep in Training and Education (KITE) sub-group of the D10 Education Task Force launched the ‘Bright Futures’ Education, Training and Apprenticeship Fair on the 3rd of October 2019 in Ballyfermot Library. The fair included representatives from various local education, training and apprenticeship services as well as stands representing Further and Higher Education bodies such as Ballyfermot College of Further Education and NUI Maynooth. 1-1 guidance was also available on the day in areas including apprenticeship, finances for FE and HE, training for employment and self employment. Over 100 secondary school and CTC students attended as well as the general public. A big thank you to the L6 Event Management students who helped us organise this event!
‘Proud to Live in Ballyfermot’ Book Launch
On Monday 25th June 2018, an event was held by the D10 Education Task Force and the Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership in Ballyfermot Library to launch ‘Proud to Live in Ballyfermot’, a primary school exercise book which celebrates life in Ballyfermot. The book aims to instill a sense of local pride in the minds of primary school children in the Ballyfermot area, who will use it over the course of their eight years in their respective schools. Recognisable landmarks from the D10 area are included in the book along with a number of activities related to the people, places and history of Ballyfermot.