St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
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College Awareness Week 2019

Another very successful College Awareness Week in St Joseph's Secondary School.
College Awareness Week 2019

College Awareness week in St Joseph’s involves many events and activities organised to promote the benefits of going to college and help students of all ages to become college ready. It’s a fantastic opportunity to begin the conversation about going to college and helps students to realise that having a post secondary school plan is important and necessary. In this school we celebrate the benefits of all aspects of Further Education, this could be an apprenticeship, a Fetac/PLC course or a CAO application to a third level Institution.

Speed Careers
This year saw the return of the much anticipated "Speed Careers" organised by Ms Mackin for the 2nd Year students. This event is always a very successful afternoon in St Joseph's and this year was no exception. Well done to Ms Mackin and her TY Helpers. It was obvious that the 2nd year students learned a lot from this expereince and had an absolute ball.

3rd Level Education in DCU
An excellent presentation was given by Colette from DCU about all the different courses available to our 6th year students.
Last year 17 of our students progressed onto 3rd level education in DCU.


Studying Science After Secondary School
Past pupil Katie Wyer spoke to 4 classes of Science students, all from different year groups, about studying Science after secondary school.
Katie is currently completing her PhD in on Agricultural Emissions and their effect on the environment in UCD. She previously studied Agricultural biotechnology in DKIT.


Science In Trinity College
Past pupil Aaron Connolly who is currently studying Science in Trinity College gave a presentation to our 5th and 6th year Biology students about studying Science at third level.


Maynooth University
Laura gave a fantastic talk to our 6th year students about all the different possibilities available to them in Maynooth University.
Last year 7 students from St Joseph's began their third level journey here.


ESB Appreticeships
6th year students had a very informative and interactive presentation from Liam O'Reilly, Technical Competence Specialist from the ESB about the possibility of ESB apprenticeships.

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May 25
Second Year Summer Assessments
May 25
Fifth Year Summer Assessments
May 28
Transition Year Work Experience 4
May 29
First Year Summer Assessments
The TUD Pathways to Geographers Challenge was an outreach initiative to promote future careers in combating climate change.TY Geography students were tasked to rethink the future of their locality,
Presenting our TY Salters Sterling Award Winner, the Transition Year Mentoring, the First, Second and Third Year Engagement and Resilience Award Winners. The Awards were presented at an Award Ceremony event hosted by TCD.
Formal Assessments will take place for all first, second and fifth year students beginning Thursday 25th May for fifth years & second years, Monday 29th May for first years. Timetables and Information available here.
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