College Aware Week 2019 (19)
This week was College Aware Week where the school was a hive of activity looking at what our students can do after they leave Larkin!
Past Student Gives HEAR/SUSI Talk
On Tuesday past student Ali Grouse who is currently studying on theTurn to Teaching course in NUI Maynooth spoke to 6th Year students about HEAR and SUSI and life in third level. Ali proved to be a natural in the classroom and had all the students engaged!! We would only love to welcome her back as a student teacher!!
CDETB Further Ed Expo
CDETB organised their annual Further Educaton Expo in Pearse College on Tuesday. All sixth years attended and got lots of food for thought for courses for next year. So many of the PLCs in CDETB have links to courses in higherinstitutes of education that they act as the perfect stepping stone for our students.
College Speed Dating
Past pupils visited Larkin Library at lunchtime on Thursday to chat with students about their college courses.There were lots of questions for them on their courses which included Computer Science, Actuary and Marketing.We hope to see them again for the JCSPJunior Careers Fair in January! We can never underestimate the importance of role models & mentors for our students!
Tutor Time – Drop Everything and Talk College
During tutor time on Wednesday tutors discussed their own college journey with their tutor groups. This helped to enrich students college vocabulary as well as inspired them to think about what they might study!
A number of classes also participated in a College Aware Kahoot quiz created by the library. If anyone would like to try it please click here.
TU Dublin Talk with Junior Students
Thank to Conor O'Malley from TU Dublin for coming in to talk to Junior students in the library on Thursdy morning about his own college journey and about life in TU Dublin! A really engaging talk!
Career Research Workshop
1st and 2nd year students took part in a career research workshop in the library on Thursday alongside their Business teachers and Jenny!
Our TYs put together a wonderful College Aware Notice Board in both the library and atrium! We also have a lovely wall of fame coming along with the student cards of past students! If anyone would like to send a copy of theres in please email Jenny or Ms. Hynes.
Author Rod Smith
Author Rod Smith met with our Creative Writing group on Friday. They discussed their upcoming trip to Poolbeg Press & ideas on how they could contribute to Rod's next book on World War 2. As part of College Awareness Week we asked Rod to discuss his career path to date.
Past Student Success in the Sporting Field
Well done to former pupil Kaiwen Yang who played a major role in TU Dublin’s opening round victory over NUI Maynooth in the first round of the All Ireland Colleges Basketball League. We are always so proud to see our past students blossom not only in an educational field at third level but also in the sporting arena. There are many exciting opportunities for those current students who decide to embark on their further education journey upon leaving Larkin CC. Kaiwen was captain of the Larkin CC team who won the Leinster title and reached the All Ireland Bball final in 2017 and is currently studying music in TU Dublin.
Past Student Trains Basketball Team
A massive thank you to former pupil Oktawia Piosik and her colleague Irena who led our senior girls Bball team in a fitness session this afternoon in preparation for Friday’s Leinster quarter final. It’s always great to see former pupils return to show successful progression. Oktawia is currently studying Sports Management and Coaching in TU Dublin.
Our annual careers evening will take place on Thursday 28th of November. We are really looking forward to welcoming some of our past students and partnerships in to talk to our students about their career journey!