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JCSP Make a Book 2019

Category : Post Primary

Great fun was had by all in Roganstown House today when a group of third students visited the JCSP Make a Book Exhibition.

We were delighted to showcase our Newsletter project entitled ‘Signs’ to this nationwide exhibition of creative work.  As part of their IT subject our third year students started a Newsletter project last September.
Using programmes like Microsoft Word, Publisher, Photoshop and Internet search tools such as Google, the students drafted, edited, created and published a Newsletter for every month of the academic year.
The students took turns each month in taking responsibility for the Newletter roles such as Editor, Reporter, Photographer, and Graphic Designer, gaining them very valuable leadership and teamwork skills.

This Newsletter Initiative demonstrated excellent cross curricular involvement with Literacy, English, Art, and IT. Well done to all the third year students involved in this project. Feedback was very encouraging and the National Director of the PDST JCSP programme was high in her praise for this initiative. Congratulations also to their teachers Maggie Owens and Catherine McFarlane.


Editor/Manager: Sinead
“I really like it when we print out the finished newsletter. It is really interesting and it makes me feel proud”

Reporter: Vanessa
“My favourite is creating seasonal photos of the team for every month. I loved the Autumn picture where we threw leaves up in the air!”

Reporter: Rachel “My main responsibility was the back page, I loved looking for the right word search, jokes and poems for people to read/do”

Graphic Designer: Sean “I really enjoyed using Photoshop and creating our new headline and logo  – SIGNS”


Reporter: Winnie “I like researching stories and writing/typing them up for the newsletter”

Front Page of SIGNS Newsletter by 3C


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Holy Family LCPE Students wins an award!

Category : Post Primary


Holy Family School is one of the piloted school to have PE as a Leaving Cert subject. On Wednesday the 6th of March our LCPE students attened PE Xpo. PE Xpo Ireland aims to develop the understanding of PE and Sport among young people. 5A students entered the PE Xpo competition under the Leaving Cert PE Category with their project “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”. This project focus on topic 7 from the LCPE specification.
The project explores Deaf people, Physical Activity and Inclusion. Congratulations to 5A students and to their teacher Sarah Jane O’Regan for all their hard work.
Link to https://www.pexpoireland.com


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Emmanuel 2019

Category : Post Primary

The Emmanuel 2019 is a celebration of Liturgical Music for Second Level Schools in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Holy Family School Deaf Choir has the privilege of being a part of this delightful and wonderful event for four nights in a row from the 25th of February to the 28th of February. Congratulations to our school conductors Shirley Higgins and Lorraine Creed and to all the students involved.

Emmanuel at the Helix 2019

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JCSP Trip to Print Museum & EPIC

Category : Post Primary

We went to The National Print Museum as part of our JCSP Newsletter project. We had a tour guide, her name is Christine. The tour was very interesting. We learnt all about how printing works. Printing was first developed in 1439 when a German goldsmith Johanne Gutenburg invented the type letter. We also learnt about the printing process over the years, including how the 1916 proclamation was printed. This was really interesting, there wasn’t enough letters to print the whole Proclamation and the letter P was made into a letter R using sealing wax. The letter O was made into a C by cutting out a part of the letter O. We really enjoyed the Print Museum. We got to make our own printed poster using the type cast letters, this was great fun. The posters were “wanted” posters. Then we went to Milano restaurant where we had delicious pizzas. After that, we visited the EPIC Museum, the lrish Emigration museum. This museum is a fully digital museum. lt is interactive, enlightening and visually beautiful. It tells the captivating story of a small island (Ireland) with a big impact on the world. Overall we had a fantastic and interesting day. Thank you to our teachers Ms.Owens and Ms.McFarlane.

Written By Winnie & Rachel (3C)


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