The art of success at Merlin College

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Merlin College’s motto “Achieve, create, become,” was certainly reflected in its recent Junior Cert results with 10 students receiving an ‘A’ grade in Higher Level art alone. This is only the second cohort of students to take their Junior Cert exams since the Doughiska school opened in 2013, with 100 per cent of students passing their Junior Cert exams last year also.

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Do not leave it until secondary school to get help with maths

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

This is the advice for all parents of primary school children who are experiencing difficulties at school with this core subject. Frank Murphy, manager of FCL Galway, explains that one of the keys to success in maths is having a solid fluency in the foundational maths skills that are taught in primary school. Too often, students do not get sufficient practice at the different basic skills, and so lack the confidence needed to tackle the more complex ideas that appear in secondary school mathematics and beyond. Often students lack the necessary fluency and feel that they are “no good at maths”.

Maths skills build one on top of the other starting with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and division with remainders. It is only when the core skills are sufficiently secure that the student can proceed on to more complex computation in fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebra. Mastering maths is similar to mastering the piano: the growth of each skill is gradual and cumulative, each new improvement being built upon earlier achievements.

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Start a new and exciting career as a nail technician with Glam Gals Academy

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Interest in gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified nail techicians, in the west of Ireland.

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New teacher training courses from Green Lotus Yoga

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Green Lotus Yoga is once again running its 200 hour foundation teacher training in January 2018 at The Yoga Shala, Gort, Galway. It is also offering a 300-hour advanced training for teachers and a variety of four day CPD trainings in yoga anatomy, yin, inversions, and tantra.

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Open days at Coláiste Íde

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Coláiste Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air.

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Do not leave it until secondary school to get help with maths

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

This is the advice for all parents of primary school children who are experiencing difficulties at school with this core subject. Frank Murphy, manager of FCL Galway, explains that one of the keys to success in maths is having a solid fluency in the foundational maths skills that are taught in primary school. Too often, students do not get sufficient practice at the different basic skills, and so lack the confidence needed to tackle the more complex ideas that appear in secondary school mathematics and beyond. Often students lack the necessary fluency and feel that they are “no good at maths”.

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Global impact and the creative industries focus of new programmes at NUI Galway

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

NUI Galway has launched seven new Arts degrees for enrolment in 2018. The new offerings respond to feedback from students, industry and employers and further expands the specialised Arts study options at NUI Galway.

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Wellbeing and emotional literacy

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The area of wellbeing and emotional literacy has come to the fore in recent years as mental health issues among our youth continue to rise. This was highlighted in a study carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2013 as one in five young Irish adults aged 19-24 and one in 6 young people aged 11-13 who took part in the study were experiencing mental health problems at the time.

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Do you have a budding young film maker?

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Do you have a budding young film maker in the family? Clapperboard Junior Film School might be the answer.

StageSchool Ireland has introduced a groundbreaking film making course as one of its ongoing weekly programmes under Clapperboard Junior Film School.

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Kumon helps students advance ahead of their peers

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The Kumon adventure starts with a careful diagnostic test which explores what each student can comfortably do, and even what he/she can learn to do next with timely but minimal guidance. By finding the place at which the student has robust understanding, and back tracking a small bit to ensure that the academic foundation of the student is absolutely robust, Kumon students have the opportunity to develop good work skills while honing accuracy and speed through developing their memory.

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Success at maths is essential for your child’s future

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

There is no doubting the importance of mathematics in everyday life. It is a subject that promotes reasoning, creativity, abstract and spatial thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

The learning of mathematics is analogous to building a wall. Starting in primary school, the foundation goes in and each row of bricks is placed on top. Without a solid foundation the wall begins to wobble as the student progresses up through third, fourth, fifth, and sixth class when more complex concepts and more demanding skills are encountered. This will result in a student, who although perfectly capable of mastering maths, begins to lose confidence and starts to doubt his/her ability to keep up with his/her peers.

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Commis chef apprenticeship available

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

GRETB Training Centre has launched a new commis chef apprenticeship programme which is the starting point for a career as a professional chef. It is a formal structured two year education and training programme incorporating periods of off-the-job knowledge and skills development in a college or centre and work-based knowledge and skills development in an approved hotel or restaurant kitchen.

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Arrive and jive is coming to Galway

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

A new addiction has been sweeping the county, regularly gathering crowds of up to 200 who get together to rid themselves of their two left feet, and it's called the Tom Jive four week beginner jive course.

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GPA Solutions delivering quality QQI accredited payroll courses in Galway

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

GPA Solutions has been delivering QQI business awards in Galway since 2001. This spring sees the start of its successful payroll skills award and advanced payroll skills award. These courses are ideal for those wishing to gain an introduction to payroll or those wishing to upskill with their existing knowledge.

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Interior systems (construction) traineeship with GRETB and Castle Ceilings

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

The GRETB Training Centre and Castle Ceilings Ltd, in partnership with the CIF, are getting people back to work via a City & Guilds Level 2 diploma in interior systems – construction.

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Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Sign Language Courses celebrates the deaf community and is pleased that Irish Sign Language or ISL is well on its way through the Seanad political stages (achieved three of five) toward achieving formal recognition. This will put the language on equal footing with Irish and English and will have legal and formal positive effects on how information is disseminated, circulated, and on how accessible formal and informal technologies such as television will be experienced, with increased number of programmes subtitled and interpreted by sign language. Services and social life in general will become more accessible. The organisation encourages the non-deaf community to participate with the deaf community so that they may experience its culture and appreciate ISL.

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Employment law course at Western Management Centre

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Western Management Centre is starting the next employment law course at the end of September. This very topical course is relevant for anyone in a working environment including business owners, HR professionals, supervisors, and managers.

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Kumon study centre celebrates academic success

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Two second year students received the highest academic awards at the recent Kumon awards ceremony at the Menlo Park Hotel. Maria Thomas and Jesna Johnson both completed the English programme to university entry level, three years ahead of their school stage, making them gold medallist completers.

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October open days at Coláiste Íde

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Coláiste Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air.

Tá fócas láidir ag an gColáiste ar fhorbairt phearsanta na ndaltaí agus cinntítear go sroicheann gach dalta buaic a gcumas i dtimpeallacht a spreagann féinmhuinín, neamhspleáchas agus féinmheas. Tugann daltaí Choláiste Íde aghaidh ar an saol mar dhaoine neamhspleách, muiníneach, sár oilte agus ullamh lena n-áit a ghlacadh sa sochaí.

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