From a Distance ….

From a Distance …

As the schools are closed we at CEIST are hoping to dedicate this page to diary entries from Principals, Deputy Principals, Teachers, Students, Ancillary Staff and Parents to describe their experiences of the current situation to date. Our hope is that this will present a more human perspective and help to keep us in touch with how our school community is coping. Please feel free to email in your thoughts/words of wisdom/resources/ideas to info@ceist.ie All are welcome and will hopefully be a support to us all.

 

 

Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Presentation Secondary School Tralee have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Mary Kenelly
Journal entry shared by Presentation Secondary School Tralee Principal Mary Kenelly.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Presentation Secondary School, Loughboy, Co. Kilkenny

Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Student Choir
The students of Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny created a special video of the choir singing “When You Believe” by Stephen Schwatrz and Hanz Zimmer in dedication to the wonderful and heroic work being undertaken by frontline staff in Ireland.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Presentation Secondary School, Co. Wexford

Presentation Secondary School, Wexford have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: William Ryan
Journal entry shared by Presentation Secondary School Wexford Principal William Ryan.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Deputy Principal: John Cullinanc
John Cullinane, Deputy Principal in Presentation De La Salle in Bagenalstown spoke to Newstalk Breakfast advocating that Mobile networks should provide unlimited data to allow school children complete their assignments.Please click the link below to listen.

 

 

Scoil Mhuire Trim, Co. Meath

Scoil Mhuire Trim have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Student Videos

 

Two videos have been shared with CEIST from Scoil Mhuire Trim regarding the Covid-19 epidemic. The first video was created by Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl to encourage social distancing and HSE guidelines. The second video was created by Leaving Certificate members of the school band Gluais who recorded the song “Hero” from the social distancing of their own homes to honour the Front-Line Health Care workers. Special thanks to Mícheál Kerr for sharing these wonderful videos with us.

Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, Co. Laoise

Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Student: Kate Corrigan 6th Year
Journal entry shared by Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise 6th year student Kate Corrigan.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross, Co. Wexford

St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: John Michael Porter
Journal entry shared by St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross Principal John Michael Porter.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Meath

St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Deputy Principal: Niamh Sheridan
Journal entry shared by St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge Deputy Principal Niamh Sheridan.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Cork

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Lorraine O’Keeffe
Journal entry shared by Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown Principal Lorraine O’Keeffe.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Drimnagh have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Pádhraic Gibbons
Journal entry shared by Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Drimnagh Principal Pádhraic Gibbons.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon, Co. Longford

Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Josephine Donohue
Journal entry shared by Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon Principal Josephine Donohue.Please click the link below to view.

 

Our sincerest condolences to the staff and school community of Mercy SS, who are reeling after the death of their beloved colleague Inma De La Fuente on Friday evening. This morning the father of two of their students passed away suddenly. May they be granted eternal peace. As Josephine says ‘ It is just so difficult not to be physically present to comfort people in the usual way’.

 

 

Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare

Coláiste Muire, Ennis have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Jean Pound
Journal entry shared by Coláiste Muire, Ennis Principal Jean Pound.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Deputy Principal: Niall Moynihan
Journal entry shared by Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy Deputy Principal Niall Moynihan.Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda have kindly shared the below piece with us.

Principal: Leoni Carroll
Journal entry shared by Sacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda Principal Leoni Carroll.Please click the link below to view.

 

Head Girl: Megan Devin
Below is a special message from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda Head Girl Megan Devin. In this message Megan gives tips for all her fellow students to help keep them motivated and positive and this time.

Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane, Co. Cork

Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane, Co. Cork have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Nicola Barrett
Below is a special video message from Principal Nicola Barrett titled “Feel Good Friday”. In this video Nicola shares her feel good moment, (her puppy Croí), and acknowledges the hard work completed by all students and staff, encouraging them to take care of themselves and enjoy the sunshine.

Please click the link below to view.

 

 

Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Marie-Therese Kilmartin
Journal entry shared by Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin Principal Marie-Therese Kilmartin.Please click the link below to view.

School Newsletter
As we all adjust to our new reality, students and staff alike, we are going to provide weekly updates via newsletters. There will be one dedicated to students/parents/guardians and one for stuff. Our amazing team at the Learning Hub have also put together an amazing resource to help students through this new challenge. They are hoping to put out a bi-weekly newsletter. As always keep an eye on twitter @colaistebride for tips and tricks, not just for study but for Wellbeing and physical activities also.

 

 

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork

Christ King Girls Secondary School, Cork have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Richel Long
Principal Richel Long has published special video messages to students of Christ King Girls School, Cork. The first video was directed to Leaving Certificate students regarding remote study and remote learning techniques during school closure. A second video addressed to all students was also created recently. Richel used Zoom to record these message and is also using this tool to for video conferencing with staff. During her message Principal Long advised our students to structure their day and timetable study throughout the day. Being sure to take time for mindfulness and breaks. Principal Long also expressed how proud she is of all our students who are adhering so respectfully to all the warnings
given by the HSE and An Garda Siochana re social distancing and the corona virus.Please click below to view video messages:
Week 1: Leaving Certificate Students Message
Week 2: Message to all students

 

 

St. Leo’s College, Carlow

St. Leo’s College, Carlow have kindly shared the below pieces with us.

Principal: Niamh Broderick
Journal entry shared by St. Leo’s College Carlow Principal Niamh Broderick.Please click the link below to view.

Deputy Principal: Imelda Whelan
Journal entry shared by St. Leo’s College Carlow Deputy Principal Imelda Whelan.Please click the link below to view.

 

School Administrator: Helena McKenna
The below resources were kindly shared with us by School Administrator Helena McKenna.Please click the link below to view.

 

Leaving Certificate Student: Meadhbh Brown
The below piece was taken from an interview given by Leaving Certificate Student Meadhbh Brown to Extra.ie. It is an excellent insight into a students perspective on the current situation.Please click the link below to view.