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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 na...
Education• There are almost 500 students in our  school.• Students study for a total of six years.• During these six years...
ExamsFor the Junior Cert students take examinations in about  11-12 subjects. They can take all exams at higher or  ordina...
Core SubjectsIrishEnglishMathematicsFrenchGermanPhysical Education,Religious EducationHistoryGeographyCivics. Called CSPE
Elective SubjectsStudents will select a set ofoptions from a wide range of   subjects, for example;
Music
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Home Economics
Engineering & Electronics
Art
Construction
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    ...
Transition YearStudents take part in a range      of modules during    transition year. These            include:    • Wor...
Work Experience Work experience allows studentsto work for a few weeks and get a  feel for what real work is like. This he...
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. Stud...
Sports CentreOur school added a new   sports hall which is        used for:• Physical Education• Parent Teacher  Meetings•...
Sports awardsWe have had many successful teams at both county and national level.This year we won the All Ireland basketba...
An Intercultural School
An Intercultural schoolSome of our students come frommany different countries. We arevery proud to welcome them toour scho...
An Intercultural School.We are also proud tomeet and work with ourComenius partnersfrom Gustrow inGermany, Vic in Spain,Go...
Comenius Project.      We hope to enjoy our worktogether and would like to remain     in contact in the future.          S...
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  1. 1. Pobalscoil IosoldePalmerstown Community School Presentation
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Core SubjectsIrishEnglishMathematicsFrenchGermanPhysical Education,Religious EducationHistoryGeographyCivics. Called CSPE
  6. 6. Elective SubjectsStudents will select a set ofoptions from a wide range of subjects, for example;
  7. 7. Music
  8. 8. Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  9. 9. Home Economics
  10. 10. Engineering & Electronics
  11. 11. Art
  12. 12. Construction
  13. 13. Students WorkSome work done by students in woodwork
  14. 14. Mosaic made during a previous Comenius programme
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Transition YearStudents take part in a range of modules during transition year. These include: • Work Experience • Film Studies• Hill Walking, Sailing and Mountaineering
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Film Studies In this elective, we learn how to act, direct and edit films.
  19. 19. Hill Walking & MountaineeringHill walking andMountaineeringteach us how tosurvive inmountain andforest terrain.
  20. 20. Computers & ECDLPobalscoil Iosoldehas three computer At work in ECDL in TY .rooms with a totalof over 70computers. Studentscan obtain an ECDLqualification whilein transition year.
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. An Intercultural School
  24. 24. An Intercultural schoolSome of our students come frommany different countries. We arevery proud to welcome them toour school.
  25. 25. An Intercultural School.We are also proud tomeet and work with ourComenius partnersfrom Gustrow inGermany, Vic in Spain,Gothenburg in Swedenand Biella in Italy.
  26. 26. Comenius Project. We hope to enjoy our worktogether and would like to remain in contact in the future. Slan go foill

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