There are loads of useful stuff on here that can help make your time at school even better!
First up, we’ve got all the school policies and forms you need to know about, but don’t worry, we’ve made them easy to understand.
There’s also information about the Board of Management and our amazing staff who are always here to help. Now, we know school isn’t just about work, so we’ve got details on all the cool stuff you can get involved in outside of class. From sports teams to music and drama clubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We also want to keep you guys safe online, so we’ve got resources and tips to help you stay savvy on the internet. We know how important it is to have fun online, but we want to make sure you’re doing it safely and securely. And finally, we know that our school is full of talented students, and we want to celebrate your achievements! Check out the page to see all the amazing things your classmates have been up to recently.
Overall, this page is a great way for you to stay connected with everything that’s happening at our school. Remember to let your parents know about it too, they might find it pretty useful!
Digital Literacy & Misinformation
Critical thinking and digital literacy skills help combat the negative effects in our society of deep fake technology, algorithms, image manipulation and misinformation. Understanding their personal data rights and how to protect their privacy and security encourages students to respect the security and privacy of others.
What is False Information?
What is Big Data?
What is Big Data? Video from the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Technology in Education
Support for students
Pastoral Minister and support for students is an important part of school life in Meánscoil Gharman. Our Pastoral Ministry Program extends to all aspects of school life and the school staff provide a network of support based on respect and trust. The needs of the pupils change from year to year and these needs are regularly reviewed in response to the needs that are constantly changing. The committee works together with parents and students to develop the self-confident and resilient young person. The aim of the Pastoral Minister Committee and class teachers is for students to learn in a comfortable, safe and secure environment. At school we have organized a Comhairle na n’Daltaí where two people from each year are elected by the rest of the class to represent that class on the Council. At this Council we talk openly about school problems that the students have and find a solution to these problems together. Then, the representatives talk to the teachers about the problem and the ways to implement the solution. If any student in the class has a problem, they can come to the class representative with the problem and that student will try his best to solve the problem at the next meeting of the Student Council.
If a student is not willing to go to the class representative, they can go to a teacher so that the teacher will take the problem to the Council. Another support available is that the students can always go to the Teachers with any school problem and that teacher will do their best to help the student in the best direction for the student.
There are people to help, reach out!
BODYWHYS – The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland
Website – bodywhys.ie
There are thousands of learning methods. Here are our favorite resources at Meánscoil Gharman.
Did you know that quizlet is a mobile app where you can start or create a study session on any topic. You can make flash cards, make competitions and match images with buzzwords. Quizlet is very useful for languages and subjects like history and geography. kahoot is a fun site with lots of quizzes. The teacher’s ipad or phone connects to the host and the students follow the game with a code. The students who get the most questions correct, at the fastest speed, win. Anyone can create a kahoot quiz.
The introduction of the iPad in our school gives students the opportunity to research topics in depth and has dramatically altered students’ access to knowledge and learning can exceed the limitations imposed by textbooks. Students enjoy working with specialised materials, texts and high-quality resources provided by the e-book.
Selection of Study Resources
Supports For Students
Past Student Experiences
Our aim here at Meánscoil Gharman is to boost the student’s personal and academic development so that our graduates can participate fully in society as mature, responsible and self-confident people.
Is daoine profisiúnta gairmiúil iad ár múinteoirí a spreagann daltaí a gcuid féidearthachtaí a bhaint amach.