Greystones Community College

Weekly News Report 10th December 2021

Weekly News Report 10th December 2021
Weekly News Report 10th December 2021

Acceptance Week at Greystones Community College

Acceptance Week at Greystones Community College began on Monday 6th December. This themed week highlights the importance of diversity in all forms, universal acceptance and the value in celebrating individuality. A highlight for the school was a fantastic online Zoom talk with Aisling Foran, Chair of the Triple A Wicklow. Aisling presented on the topic of neurodiversity, with a particular focus on Autism. Greystones Community College is proud to support neurodiversity within the school. Thank you to Aisling for the informative and valuable session.

November Bunchloch Awards at Greystones Community College

Congratulations to the 2nd Year Bunchloch award winners for November. These students of the month were honoured for their contribution to school life, commitment to their school work and dedication to homework. Well done to Zac Tarbett-Kahn, Amber Kilkenny and Matthew Smirnov, who left no stone unturned this month!

Charity Initiatives at Greystones Community College

The Student Leadership Team is delighted to nominate Purple House Cancer Support as their chosen charity this Christmas. In addition to collecting donations, the Student leadership Team have organised a 'Giving Tree' within the school. The premise is simple; take a tag from the tree, buy a gift from the suggestions given and make Christmas a little more special for the recipients. No gift is too small and the team are looking forward to passing on all donations to Purple House Cancer Support in plenty of time for Christmas. Additionally, on Friday 10th December, the school raises money for Pieta House, by way of a non-uniform Day. Students are encouraged to wear their brightest Christmas-themed jumpers on the day, all in aid of this importance charity.

Online Teaching and Learning at Greystones Community College

On Tuesday 7th December, following advice from the Department of Education, all schools closed in Wicklow for in-person learning. In the interest of continuity of teaching and learning, Greystones Community College successfully moved to online learning for the day, with live classes delivered between 8.25am and 3.15pm. Well done to all students who, at short notice, committed to the alternative classroom environment. Particular credit is due to the 1st Year students who were unfamiliar with the format but adapted very well.

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