Near the city of Dublin 10km away. Named after Iosolde from the famous tale of trstan and iosolde who passed through palmerstown on their travels
500 students in our school Students study for a total of six years During these six years students take two state exams The Junior Certificate at the end of 3 rd year And the Leaving Certificate at the end of 6 th year.
Transition Year is designed to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the students and to prepare them for life after school
Students take part in a range of modules during transition year. These include: Work Experience Film Studies Hill Walking, Sailing and Mountaineering
Work experience allows you to work for a few weeks and get a feel for what real work is like. This helps you to make career choices when you leave school.
In this elective, you learn how to act, direct and edit films. Fifth year students accepting an award for their film
Hill walking is another elective done in Transitions Year.
Pobalscoil Iosolde has 3 computer rooms with a total of over 70 computers. Students can obtain an ECDL qualification while in transition year.
We have had many successful teams at inter schools events, both at county and national level. Our most recent major success was to win the all Ireland titles in both under 16 and under 19 basketball.
Some of our students come from many different countries. We are very proud to welcome them.
We hope to enjoy our work together and would like to remain in contact in the future.
Irish school and educational system
Pobalscoil IosoldePalmerstown Community School Presentation
Location• Palmerstown is located about 10 kilometres from the centre of Dublin.• It is a historic town.• Our school is named after Iosolde, from the famous story of Tristan and Iosolde. It is said that Tristan and Iosolde passed through Palmerstown on their travels.
Education• There are almost 500 students in our school.• Students study for a total of six years.• During these six years students take two state exams,• The Junior Certificate at the end of 3rd year• And the Leaving Certificate at the end of 6th year.
ExamsFor the Junior Cert students take examinations in about 11-12 subjects. They can take all exams at higher or ordinary level and some at foundation level.For the Leaving Cert students normally take 7 subjects at higher or ordinary level.Points are awarded based on the results in this exam.These points are used to determine which college courses the students may take up.The best 6 grades are counted for points and the total possible is 600 points, 100 per subject.
Core SubjectsIrishEnglishMathematicsFrenchGermanPhysical Education,Religious EducationHistoryGeographyCivics. Called CSPE
Elective SubjectsStudents will select a set ofoptions from a wide range of subjects, for example;
Students WorkSome work done by students in woodwork
Mosaic made during a previous Comenius programme
Transition YearOur 4th year in school is optional and is known as Transition year. Transition Year is designed to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the students and to prepare them for life after school
Transition YearStudents take part in a range of modules during transition year. These include: • Work Experience • Film Studies• Hill Walking, Sailing and Mountaineering
Work Experience Work experience allows studentsto work for a few weeks and get a feel for what real work is like. This helps them to make career choices when they leave school.
Film Studies In this elective, we learn how to act, direct and edit films.
Hill Walking & MountaineeringHill walking andMountaineeringteach us how tosurvive inmountain andforest terrain.
Computers & ECDLPobalscoil Iosoldehas three computer At work in ECDL in TY .rooms with a totalof over 70computers. Studentscan obtain an ECDLqualification whilein transition year.
Sports CentreOur school added a new sports hall which is used for:• Physical Education• Parent Teacher Meetings• Exams• School Gym• School Clubs• Competitions• Community events
Sports awardsWe have had many successful teams at both county and national level.This year we won the All Ireland basketball championship for the second tine.