Duiske College is ranked as 4th Most Improved School in Ireland in 2017
We would like to wish all our students the best of luck with their upcoming exams.
You might find the following guides helpful to cope with exams:
This is Casey’s winning photo. She received a certificate, gold medal and a €70 voucher for White’s Pharmacy. Congratulations Casey!
Visit of Jackie Tyrell (Author) for World Book Day (22/2/2018)
Jackie Tyrell, former Kilkenny hurler, visited Graiguenamanagh Library to talk to the students of Duiske College about his autobiography ‘Warriors Code – the Jackie Tyrell autobiography’. For more pictures, click here.
This is a guide to Cyber Safety for Parents and Guardians.
It outlines the following topics:
- What is Cyber Bullyingyr
- Helpful pointers
- 9 things parents need to know about Facebook for children
- 7 things parents need to know about Snapchat
- Tinder for teens – what parents need to know
- What every parent needs to know about Kik
- Translating Text- Talk: a glossary
- Helpline Directory
Design Thinking Pilot Programme for Schools
Mr. Walsh and Mr. Foudy are currently running the Design Thinking Pilot Programme for Schools in Duiske College, with 2nd year students.
The Post-Primary Design-thinking pilot programme is an action research study run by designCORE and the Department of Humanities in IT Carlow, it is supported by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI). The collaboration aims to develop a design thinking pilot programme for post primary schools in Ireland. The research is being carried out by Sandra Reid under the supervision of Carmel
Maher, Colin Deevy and Dr. PJ White, as part of Sandra’s post graduate studies in design research.
In response to the needs of teachers and students, the research takes the form of collaborative co-design workshops with six designers, six teachers and twelve students from four participating second level schools in Co. Carlow. The research and workshops investigate ways that designers can support teachers
and students to develop creative approaches to problem solving.
The project seeks to address how design-led enquiry, can traverse various curricula within post primary education, so that a programme can be developed to align with various subjects which require creative thinking in the classroom. By crossing the boundaries between subject areas, it is hoped that this approach will assist schools to prepare students to be future innovators. This may help to develop students’ 21st century learning skills such as creative problem
Students from Duiske College created a book, including audio, based on a poem ‘Doherty’s Dog’ which was written by local poet, Pat McDonald in the 1960’s. It was exhibited at the ‘Make-A-Book Exhibition 2018.
Established in 1954, Duiske College offers an excellent second level education for students from the Graiguenamanagh area and its environs.
Our school maintains a quiet, caring atmosphere, which facilitates high quality teaching and learning. In a safe, friendly and positively disciplined environment characterised by mutual respect, each student is afforded the opportunity to reach his or her potential. As a community of learning we believe it is important to challenge young people to do the very best they can and we encourage them to pursue excellence in all aspects of school life. Through our school plan and policy formulation teachers, parents and students contribute their knowledge and ideas to the ongoing development of our school as a place of caring and learning. The active participation of all members of the school community in the life of Duiske College is encouraged and this is currently exemplified by a vibrant Parents’ Association.
At Duiske College we encourage creativity, embrace diversity and promote a caring community spirit in a positive learning environment. Through the provision of a holistic educational experience we aim to enable our students to become well-rounded citizens who excel in their personal and academic lives and who go on to make a difference by contributing to a society in a positive way.
If you wish to learn more about our school please contact us.