Best wishes to all the College community on the strangest St Patrick’s Day ever.

Normally we would be appreciating a weekend off, and resuming classes tomorrow for the rest of term (and enjoying the Arts Week activities). However, the focus for College staff will now be on supporting their pupils academically for as long as the national schools’ closure lasts. We are already well-placed to do this, since our Firefly Learning virtual learning environment is well-embedded in College practice for some years, and this is backed up with regular use of the tools in G-Suite for Education.

Yesterday teachers received additional online training from the IT Department on using these systems, including Google Meet. They are ready to guide all classes (with priority given to public examination Forms), starting tomorrow. Both parents and pupils have been emailed about this recently.

We wish everyone in the community the very best in the times ahead.