JCSP award Over the years, Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount has forged and developed strong links with various community groups and organisations, statutory and voluntary agencies, businesses, third level and higher education colleges. The partnership involves mentoring and access programmes, work experiences, educational, technological and community based initiatives.

Bridge 21 Bridge 21 is an education programme based in Trinity College Dublin. They offer a new model of learning designed to support an innovative 21st Century learning environment within schools that is team-based, technology mediated, project based and cross- curricular. A team of staff and all first and Transition Year students are delighted to be working on this project again this year.

Business in the Community Communications Minister, Pat Rabbitte, and Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn, will announce details of the second stage in the national rollout of Government’s High Speed Broadband scheme for schools in Dublin, Meath and Kildare.The Schools’ Business Partnership is an education inclusion programme that partners schools with business. We are currently linked with Diageo Ireland on a wonderful mentoring programme for Transition Year students which facilitates the students with the opportunity to begin marking out a career path in advance of senior cycle. This one to one mentoring support is of huge value to the students in further developing their self confidence and building their skills, in identifying their strengths and interests for the worlds of life long learning and work. We are also partnered with A and L Goodbody legal firm who provide a fantastic work placement to the Transition Year students over an eight week period. This exposes the students to the different facets of life in a legal firm and the lucky students who are selected for this programme are mentored by an A and L employee for the duration of the work placement.

Challenge To Change The annual Challenge to Change project focuses on development education projects aimed at young people attending Presentation primary and secondary schools in Ireland. The initiative seeks to raise awareness and understanding of development issues and global inequality through the exploration and engagement in issues surrounding injustice. Our school has been involved every year since the start of the project and we showcase our work and learning at the annual conference which is in keeping with our lived mission statement.

The Digital Hub 9/9/14***NO REPRO FEE*** Pictured at a showcase event to promote the findings of the Digital Hub Development Agency's Schools Broadband Exemplar project were Louise Bergen, Aoife Spratt ,Austeja Tutkute and Niamh Delaney and Louise Bergen pupils of Warrenmount Presntation Secondary School who do higher level maths course through the connected classroom initiative as part of the overall project Pic: Marc O'SullivanThe Digital Hub is a vibrant cluster of digital content and technology enterprises, located on a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin City. Our school has enjoyed a long and strong partnership with the Hub who have and continue to support our school with a variety of educational projects in developing ICT as a tool for learning and embedding it within the classroom.

Dublin City Council We are delighted to be continually extending our links with Dublin City Council. Our Transition Year students are engaged in the Boxing Programme with sports facilitators from DCC. In the past, we have worked closely with football and camogie trainers to provide a good choice of sporting activities for our students, both within and after school.

Junior Achievement Ireland Junior Achievement Ireland encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. We are currently working with employees of Barclays Bank who facilitate an Employability Programme with all of our fifth year students over the course of the school year. Our first year students are also working with employees from other businesses to further develop our students’ Maths and financial literacy skills.

LAMP Project- Local Asset Mapping Project with St James’ Hospital LAMP2Our Transition Year students continue to participate in The Local Asset Mapping Project with St James’ Hospital with the long term aim of improving community and individual health. This highly-successful project is of huge interest to our students and the skills and the learning that they are developing in  the mapping and geo coding of the Liberties and St James’s Hospital catchment area are hugely beneficial.

Microsoft Innovative Schools’ Programme We are delighted to have been selected as a Microsoft Innovative Schools partner which recognises innovation and implementation of technology effectively to support teaching and learning. This programme continues to allow us to explore the possibilities, collaborate with other leaders and create a vision for the future of our school community.

Royal College of Surgeons Over the years we have developed very strong links with the Royal College of Surgeons who have facilitated our students in a number of very worthwhile ventures. At present, RCSI offer: supervised study for a number of evenings each week in their building, to both junior and senior cycle students; access to participation in the annual Science Debate for senior cycle students; a specially tailored careers programme for Transition Year students, access to the Mini Med school which gives Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor as well as the opportunity to witness a live operation via video link to the operating theatre. We are currently exploring other ways to engage students in school and life long learning through such key links.

Young Social Innovators MentorsThe YSI Social Innovation ACTION Programme is a youth-led, team-based, action focused programme for young people who working in teams of 5-25 innovators, are challenged to identify a social issue of importance to them and to come up with and implement creative solutions. In 2013, we were delighted to be an award winner for our project ‘Treat Them The Way You Would Like To Be Treated. ‘ Last year, we were honoured to be invited to join the Community of Social Innovators which motivates, encourages and celebrates youth led social innovation. The programme is led by student members of the YSI Advocate Team supported by YSI Community Guides.

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