John Hooper – Student Perspective
Completing the John Hooper Medal for Statistics Competition was definitely a highlight of our TY experience. From completing our project entitled “screen dreams” we learned how to gather data, how to interpret and analyse data and how to present data effectively.
In order to complete the project, we gathered a sample of data from each year in the school and compiled and analysed the data received. We made correlations between the data and the effect it had on peoples screen time.
We also learned how to work effectively as a team and how to communicate with each other in order to complete the project.
We learned about the appropriate methods for representing data such as using pie charts, line graphs and bar charts.
Our project also enhanced our knowledge about peoples screen time and habits when using their devices. We learned the majority of our sample spend in excess of 4 hours in front of screen and they used their devices most before going to bed between 8pm and 10 pm. We then guessed that people may be having “screen dreams”
Overall, completing our project helped us bond together as a group while learning the important skills of communication and statistical analysis which may help us in our future career paths.
William Mc Gibney, Jack Browne and Daniel Brady
1st Year students took part in a Wellbeing Walk on Wednesday morning. Many thanks to Ms O Murphy for facilitating it.
Science Week 2020
Tuesday morning (November 10th) TY students hosted a Science Quiz for first year students. Many thanks to Ms Sheils for helping to organise this event.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Weeks October 2020
1. “No Homework Thursday” (Thursday 15th) for first and second year students
2. Treasure Hunt Thursday (15th) for First Years organised by TYs and Ms Marie Henry
3. Quiz (Tuesday 20th) for 2nd Years facilitated TYs and Ms Ann Kavanagh
4. An Tobar Nua Workshop (Wednesday 21st) for 5th years facilitated by TYs and Ms Ann Kavanagh
5. Run Around Pitch for 5th Years – all teachers
6. Wellbeing Walls – one in St. Augustines and one in New Building facilitated by Ms Dawn McKeown
7. Continuation of workshop led by Aware for 6th Years with Marie Henry
8. Various Mindfulness and “Mind Your Emotional Health” exercises delivered by RSE and SPHE Depts.
9. Music through school’s PA system at little break and Inspirational Words read by Bernie Harte
10. ‘Take a Break’ with KitKats (Thursday 15th) and ‘Thank Crunchie it’s Friday’ (Friday 16th) with some Home Economics classes. Ms Croline Crotty and Ms Yvonne Smith and Leaving Certificate Teachers
Thanks to the Wellbeing Student Team assisted by the Staff Wellbeing who worked to make these weeks so successful.
Maths Week 2020
Week is an international event originating in Ireland, where the world celebrates that ‘Maths Matters’. This was the motto of Maths Week events and competitions held this year in St. Patrick’s College, Cavan. Junior and Senior students participated in a host of school based and national competitions ensuring that students in the college get a flavour for Mathematics outside of the classroom and the importance of the subject in many sectors of everyday life. The national event held during October envisions “a society that values the power and beauty of maths
and fully realises its potential to promote human flourishing”. Annually the event attracts 400,000 participants across Ireland and involves the participation of a multitude of organisations.
Our school marked the event in many ways. The following events took place
- Maths TV
- Maths Olympiad
- Poster Competition
- Simultaneous simultaneous equations
- Bebras Problem Solving
- Daily problem-solving puzzles
Well done to all students for their participation and in particular those who collected certificates and prizes for winning different competitions. Thank you to Ms. Fitzmaurice and Ms. Corcoran for coordinating the whole school event and to the Maths teachers in the school for facilitating and hosting different events throughout the week.