ETSS WICKLOW
 

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   GROUNDBREAKING PROJECTS AT ETSS WICKLOW

  • FIRST ONLINE MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN) CONFERENCE IN IRELAND AND THE FIRST MUN CONFERENCE FOR JUNIOR CYCLE STUDENTS (2021)
  • FIRST NATIONAL DEBATING COMPETITION FOR ALL SCHOOLS IN THE GROWING EDUCATE TOGETHER SECONDARY SCHOOL NETWORK (2021)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB AT THE SCHOOL - TAKING ON TRAILS AND LEARNING ABOUT BIKE REPAIRS (2020-2021)
  • BUILDING AN ONLINE MODEL OF LIVE CLASSES TO KEEP EDUCATION GOING DURING THREE MONTHS OF SCHOOL CLOSURE
  • DEVELOPMENT OF THREE NEW JUNIOR CERTIFICATE SHORT COURSES: GUITAR, HORTICULTURE & LINGUISTICS

   WE AIM TO BE LEADERS IN EDUCATION!

MUN CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS

ETSS Wicklow created a high-tech online Model United Nations Conference for Junior Cycle students from many schools across Ireland - on Friday 16 April, students chaired debates, ran a press team and represented 32 countries as delegates in a busy day of learning about international relations. Minister Simon Harris and  Emer  Nowlan, CEO Educate Together, were guest speakers at the opening ceremony and inspired the students with stories of their own learning about politics as young people.  This innovative online Model United Nations project managed to capture the traditional energy and productivity of real-life conferences in a dynamic virtual environment. Students used their country flags as backgrounds, renamed themselves as their countries, ran various committees in breakout rooms and developed expertise in using reaction functions to create a diplomatic atmosphere while promoting and opposing various resolutions as they looked for solutions to world problems. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work setting this event up and connecting so many schools in this era of pandemic. 

FASTEST GROWING SCHOOL IN WICKLOW

There is a strong feeling among staff and students at ETSS Wicklow that something special is happening as this new school evolves. It's a school which embraces technology and is ambitious to lead - not too many schools have launched two national events in their first two years of existence. ETSS Wicklow has created  a high tech Model United Nations event for Junior Certificate students all over Ireland and a national debating competition for all 21 new schools in the growing Educate Together Secondary School network.  

It's not often we see a new movement of schools emerging in the Irish education system and it means the opportunity to be creative and innovative has never been better. We are taking this chance to be the best school we can be.  We hope as you explore this website you will see our forward-thinking approach and find our way of looking at education refreshing. 

FINDING THE BEST WAY TO WORK!

This short film was created by three second year students from the SPHE class on the importance of finding the best way to work for you!


 RESILIENCE AT ETSS WICKLOW


LIVESTREAMING INNOVATION

One of ETSS Wicklow’s first year students, Ayah Mohamed, made history on Friday 23rd October when she attended lessons from the comfort of a library in London!  Ayah was able to join her classmates and continue her lessons though outside of Ireland at the time.  

Ayah logged on for her live lessons in the morning and her first lesson of the day was taught by Irish teacher, Jake Firman.  

Speaking about her remote learning experience, Ayah said, ‘I really enjoyed being at online school on Friday 23rd. I was able to learn a lot.’  

Thanks to all staff members involved for embracing our livestreaming service for students cocooning/social isolating/experiencing difficulties in travel arrangements due to the Covid-19 pandemic .

We want to be leaders in technology and we're living up to our promise - yet another great example of the innovative spirit at our school!

TEN OTHER INNOVATIONS AT ETSS WICKLOW

  1. Model United Nations Conference for First Years and Second Years;
  2. Curriculum Innovation: Pegasus; Guitar; Horticulture; Linguistics;
  3. Multi-Whiteboard Room for group work and project work;
  4. Multi-Screen Room - no more 'back of the class';
  5. Blended learning approach;
  6. Student involvement in committees (the Advisory Board of Studies, the Board of Management ...); 
  7. School Festival Project - Social Event, Sports Day, Fundraising; 
  8. Oral Exams in all subjects at Easter;
  9. Student Council 'Welcome Meetings' for new students joining the school 
  10. Declamation Competitions

ENJOYING LIFE AT SCHOOL

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