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Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche Bunkers Hill, Castlewellan

ICT School of Excellence / Is SárScoil muid!

22nd Jun 2018

Bhí a fhios againn cheana gur sárscoil muid ach anois tá duais againn chun é a chruthú!

We already knew we were an excellent school but now we've got an award that proves it! On Wednesday evening at a ceremony in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche received "Highly Commended" status at the C2K ICT School of Excellence Awards. The judges were full of praise for our pupils and how well they spoke about their use of digital technologies and the ways in which these experiences enhanced their learning. Our school received special recognition for our pioneering use of Collaborative Software to work together with both Irish medium and non-Irish medium schools in order to offer greater learning opportunities to our pupils. 

As principal, I would like to congratulate all the staff and pupils for their hard work in this field over the last 2 years. Our teachers have worked diligently to increase their own digital literacy skills so as to improve the pupils' learning experiences. In particular, muinteoir Máire, our ICT coordinator has provided fantastic guidance and support to all. She sought out new software that would be appropriate to different subjects and learner levels, etc. which she then trained the rest of the staff how to use. Maith thu, a Mhaire!

I would also like to pay particular thanks to CAIRDE, our PTA, who have provided the school with 23 iPads over the last 3 years. This has vastly improved the pupils' access to digital learning opportunities. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Cairde!

Maith sibh gach duine agus comhghairdeas linn!