Free bicycle mechanics training course with GRETB

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Do you find the complex mechanisms of a bicycle fascinating? If so, GRETB has an exciting opportunity for you. Starting on April 22, An Mheitheal Rothar, in collaboration with GRETB, is offering a free 26-week training course in bicycle mechanics.

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Oranmore Schools’ Creative Cluster — it takes a community!

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Gaelscoil de hÍde, Scoil Íosaf Naofa, Maree NS and Calasanctius College, Oranmore have come together over the past two years to form a creative cluster. This cluster supports students of all ages to develop creative and critical thinking skills, learn to adapt and collaborate as well as to enjoy and explore artistic and creative expression – whether through traditional arts, STEM or other creative avenues. It has been an opportunity for local Oranmore schools to work together to develop creative projects and collaborate on new ideas based on their local experience and unique perspective.

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What’s new at Merlin College

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Congratulations to first year student Oisin Flynn and his younger brother Tom Og for winning a bursary to exhibit their computer coding project Autistically Awesome at this year's Coolest Projects at DCU.

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TY — a worthwhile experience that allows pupils time, freedom and space

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

Fourth Year in secondary school can be a topic of debate in some households. A school year between the end of Junior Cycle and Fifth Year in which attendence levels are low, out-of-class activaties are a regular occurence, study goes completely out the window and homework is practically nonexistent, may be seen to some as superfluous at best and a waste of time at worst.

There are disadvantages that arise from Transition Year. Many young people find it challenging to slip back into a heathly academic routine once the penultimate year of school rolls around. Others may simply find it boring and lacking in intellectual stimulation. The scarcity of structure in the school day can make it difficult to readjust.

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Can I change career after my degree?

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

While many Leaving Cert students have already submitted their CAO, there will still be time to fill out the change of mind form if they want to choose a different CAO course, but it is important to remember that you do not necessarily need to be tied to a career relating to your degree forever. Nowadays there is great flexibility, and opportunities for people to change their careers. Many students do get stressed trying to pick a CAO course or apprenticeship as they feel they will be locked into this job or career for the rest of their life. There are however many ways in which you can change direction, even straight after your degree or apprenticeship.

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Learn supervisory management or social media part-time with GRETB

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

Are you looking to enhance your current role or advance your career? Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), Employer Services unit offers part-time programmes which are funded under the Skills to Advance initiative.

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What's new at Merlin College

Thu, Mar 28, 2024

Hard luck to the U-15s boys' football team who lost their Connacht A semi final to Clarin College. An outstanding strike from Lee Lydon (Galway United) had put Merlin ahead going into the break. It was Clarin College who would have the better of the second half though, they equalised early in the second half and showed great determination to score a late winner on the day when the game seemed destined for extra time. This Merlin team showed unbelievable skill, strength and resilience on a cold wet day and the school could not be prouder of their achievements.

Merlin College would also like to wish Clarin College the best of luck in the Connacht A Final and beyond.

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ATU student teachers exhibit art works for Galway Easter ceremonies

Thu, Mar 28, 2024

An exciting exhibition by student teachers from Atlantic Technological University's new Department of Creative Education will form a focal point for the Way of the Cross, an ecumenical ceremony which begins at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at noon on Good Friday (March 29) and concludes at St Augustine's Church, Middle Street.

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Organisations in Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim encouraged to apply for the Collaboration and Innovation Fund

Thu, Mar 21, 2024

Minister for the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has announced the launch of a new Collaboration and Innovation Fund.

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Sample island life with Inishbofin Summer School and its team of educators

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Inishbofin Summer School will this year run from July 1-5 when participants will explore the Magical Island of the White Cow with a team of great educators.

Established in 1984, the Inishbofin Summer School is Ireland's longest-running environmental school. The school, which is run by Galway Atlantaquaria continues to work with the multi-disciplined team, some of which this year includes marine biologists Sibéal Regan and David McCann, ecologist, and artist Gordan D'Arcy, zoologist and science communicator Catherine McCann, archaeologist John O' Halloran, local historian Tommy Burk and award-winning poet, songwriter and children's writer Catherine Ann Cullen.

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Funding announced for micro-credentials courses

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has this week announced funding of €9.7 million to subsidise fees for 13,879 learners across 654 micro-credential courses.

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Group bodhrán classes

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Everybody has rhythm, and there is no better time than now to take up a new challenge and learn a new instrument. If you have always wanted to play music but don’t know where to start, or you are already playing but don’t know how to take your playing to the next level, now is the time. The hugely popular Bodhrán Magic adult group beginner courses are registering now and starting very soon in the city centre at a school venue with very easy and free parking. Simply park at the door and go in and play.

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Free digital technology kit for every primary school in Ireland

Thu, Mar 14, 2024

Last week saw the launch of a landmark educational research project that will see every primary school in Ireland receive a free Digital Technology kit.

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Galway Community College of Further Education to hold open day next week

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Galway Community College of Further Education (GCC) will hold a further education open day on campus on Tuesday, March 5 from 9am to 4pm. This is an opportunity to visit the college in Wellpark, Galway city, to get the most accurate and up to date information about studying a further education course. Leaving Certificate students, school leavers, mature students, adults considering returning to education, teachers, and parents are invited to go along to GCC, the site of GRETB's College of the Future.

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Qualify as an office administrator in one year

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Galway Community College's legal secretary, medical secretary and office administrator course is an extremely popular course due to its continued success rate, with 90 per cent of its graduates obtaining full-time and part-time employment in a legal practice, medical practice, hospital administration, public service and as office administrators in multinational companies within six months of graduating. The remainder of the students’ progress to higher education courses in ATU, University of Galway and apprenticeship programmes.

It is a full-time course qualifying with an Office Administration Award QQI Level 5, where you obtain the following skillsets: proficiency in the usage of software packages such as MS Office Suite, Olympus Audio Transcription, 50 wpm typing speed, and producing legal, medical and general documents in a range of commonly used business layouts and styles.

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University of Galway invites prospective students to undergraduate open day

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

The University of Galway’s next on-campus undergraduate open day is taking place on Saturday March 9, from 9am to 3pm, providing prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers the opportunity to explore campus facilities, discover academic programmes, tour the picturesque campus and get an insight into student life.

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St Pat's — a school of excellence

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway will host an open evening on Tuesday March 5 from 5pm until 7pm in the school hall. All are welcome. Come in, look around, soak up the atmosphere, have a chat with parents, children and staff and experience a ‘slice of life’ at St Pat's.

See the newly refurbished music, art, science and activity rooms. See the beautiful life size murals. Admire the ASD classrooms, the on-site pre-school with breakfast and afterschool club which runs from Monday to Friday, and the brightly coloured infant classrooms. Hear about the award winning garden, music recording studio, and many more new initiatives and classes on offer such as football, hurling, basketball and soccer as well as the extremely popular karate classes.

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Kumon helps children reach their potential in maths and English

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Discover the potential of your child, help them develop study skills and endow them with a lifelong love of learning through Kumon.

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Galway Roscommon ETB takes to the stage at annual education conference

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Sinéad Morgan, Director of Further Education and Training at Galway Roscommon ETB (GRETB) was a featured speaker at this year’s Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) Further Education and Training conference which welcomed 250 delegates from across Ireland to Athlone last week. The title for this year’s conference was ‘Pathways – Pathways to FET, Pathways in FET, Pathways from FET’.

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Group bodhrán classes

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

Everybody has rhythm, and there is no better time than now to take up a new challenge and learn a new instrument. If you have always wanted to play music but don’t know where to start, or you are already playing but don’t know how to take your playing to the next level, now is the time. The hugely popular Bodhrán Magic adult group beginner courses are registering now and starting very soon in the city centre at a school venue with very easy and free parking. Simply park at the door and go in and play.

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