St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
Europe's first CFES School of Distinction

TA21

TA21 in St Joseph’s

.Here in St Joseph’s learning occurs in a mixed ability setting. Teachers taking part in continuous professional development with Bridge 21 and the Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning has equipped them to support students in their learning. One hour classes were introduced in September 2015. Teachers are facilitators of the learning in their classroom and many have moved away from the traditional classroom layout with more students working in groups. With this, changes in methods of assessment have occurred and students now submit or present their work to their teacher digitally with the support of iPads. Students use applications like Padlet, Mentimeter, Quizlet and Kahoot in place of paper based methods and emphasis is place on 21st century skills as well as oral language presentations. As a result of TA21 we have innovative learners who are creative with technology. Students direct their own learning and are not afraid to try new things. TA21 supports a structured learning environment which accomplishes quality of learning and peer interaction

Here are some soundbites of what the students say about TA21 in the classroom.

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May 03
2021
School Closed- Public Holiday
13-Apr-2021
Well done to the 6th year Computer Science students that made it past the final elimination and will next week have their experiments run on board the ISS as part of ESERO/ESA's Mission Space Lab competition.
09-Apr-2021
Monday sees a welcome return to in-person learning for all Students. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again. Please read the return to school information carefully and watch the videos ahead of Monday's return.
18-Mar-2021
The Board announces the appointment of Mr Darren Byrne Nealon to the role of Deputy Principal.
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