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Calendar 2012-13

Date Time Event
Thurs, 23rd August   Staff Meetings
Fri, 24th August 8.55-1.00 1st Yr Induction
Mon, 27th August 8.55-3.45 1st, 2nd & 5th Yrs
Tues, 28th August   Staff Day
Wed, 29th Aug   All Students Return
TBC   JC Results
Mon, 1st Oct   School Closed
TBC   Start of Year Cermony
Wed, 24th Oct 7.30pm Open Night
Thurs, 25th Oct   PLC Awards Night
Fri, 26th Oct   Mid-term
Mon, 5th Nov   Return to school
Thurs, 15th Nov 4.00-6.45 6th Yr PTM
Wed, 21st Nov 4-6pm Staff Meeting
6th-9th Nov   6th Yr Exams
Thurs, 29th Nov 4.00-6.45 3rd Yr & TY PTM
3rd-7th Dec   Christmas Exams
Fri, 21st Dec   Christmas Hols
Mon, 7th Jan   School Reopens
Thurs, 17th Jan 4.00-6.45 1st Yr PTM
Wed, 30th Jan 4-6pm Sch. Planning
TBC   Mock Exams
Fri, 8th Feb   Mid Term
Mon, 18th Feb   School Re Opens
Wed, 20th Feb 4-6pm Staff Meeting
Thurs, 7th March 4.00-6.45 2nd & 5th Yr PTM
Mon, 18th March   Bank Holiday
Fri, 22nd March   Easter Holidays
Mon, 8th April   School Re Opens
Wed, 10th April 4-6pm School Planning
Tues, 30th April 4-6pm Subject Planning
Thurs, 16th May 4-6pm Staff Meeting
Fri, 31st May 12.00 noon End of School Year
Wed, 5th June   Start of State Exams

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The primary goal of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme within Grennan College is to prepare young people for adult life by ensursing that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success. In addition to their seven Leaving Certificate subjects, LCVP students take an extra two modules in:

  • Enterprise Education
  • Preparation for the World of Work

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

Gaeilge English Maths
French History Geography
Biology Chemistry Art,Craft, Design
Home Economics Construction Studies Business Studies
Architectural Technology Engineering Physical Education
Religion Computer Studies Career Guidance

Leaving Certificate Programme

The following subjects are offered to student undertaking the Leaving Certificate Programme within Grennan College.

Leaving Certificate Subjects

Gaeilge English Maths
French History Geography
Biology Chemistry Art,Craft, Design
Home Economics Construction Studies Business Studies
Architectural Technology Engineering Physical Education
Religion Computer Studies Career Guidance

Transition Year Programme

The Transition Year Programme within Grennan College provides a one year programme between Junior and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependant learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning required for the Senior Cycle.The programme has three main aims:

  • Education for maturity with emphasis on personal development, including social awareness and increased social competence.
  • The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.

While not part of the Leaving Certificate programme, academmic study in Transition Year is intended to lay a solid foundation for later studies, affording students an opportunity to experience subjects/modules in advance of making their subject choice for leaving Certificate.

Transition Year Subjects
Gaeilge English Maths
French Art/Drama Science
Engineering Construction Home Economics
Business Studies Computer Studies Religion
Career Guidance
Plus Modules in the following:
Pottery Horse Riding Swimming
Rowing Sign Language

Junior Certificate Programme

The Junior Certificate Programme within Grennan College

Junior Certificate Subjects

Gaeilge English Maths
French History Geography
Science Art, Craft and Design Home Economics
Materials Technology(Wood) Business Studies Materials Technology(Metal)
Technical Graphics Social, Personal and Health Education(SPHE) Civic
Social and Political Education(CSPE) Physical Education Computer Studies

Further Education (Post Leaving Certificate) Courses

Grennan College offers four Further Education((Post Leaving Certificate) Courses:

  • Art, Craft, Design(Grennan Mill Craft School)
  • Business Studies/Secretarial(Reception and Tourism)
  • Horticulture (in partnership with Kilkenny County Council and Woodstock Gardens)
  • Equine Studies and Horsemanship

These courses are offered on a full-time or part-time basis and consist of a mixture of practical vocational skills, academic work and work experience. They are generally of one year’s duration and cover a wide range of subject areas. They are desinged towards skilled employment and, as such, are closely linked to industry and its needs and also offer students excellent opportunities to access Third Level and other related courses.

Business Studies/Secretarial (Reception and Tourism)

This is a one year full-time programme which provides students with skills and knowledge to work as a receptionist and other positions in the tourism industry and office environment.
Reception Skills Communications
Word Processing Audio Transcription
Tourism Awareness Business Calculations
French Safety and Health at Work
Text Production(including Powerpoint) Information and Administration
Bookkeeping(Sage Accounting)

(In partnership with Kilkenny County Council and Woodstock Gardens)

This is a one year full-time programme which privides students with both practical and theoretical aspects of horticulture. The course provides knowledge and skills in the areas of soil science, plant identification, landscape design and drawing.
Soil Science Plant Identification
Landscape Design Drawing
Health and Safety Communications
Work Experience

Equine Studies and Horsemanship
Grennan College Equestrian Centre

This is a practical and academic course for those seeking careers in the horse industry. It is designed and run in accordance with international standards in order to attain the best equine and teaching practice.
Equine Anatomy & Physiology Young Horse Training
Sport Horse Coaching Sport Horse Riding
Business Studies Communications
Yard Management Public Relations
Horse Care Work Experience

Art, Craft and Design
Grennan College Craft School

This two year full-time programme is designed to give students an insight into the design and making of craftwork. The course aims, under the guidance of specialised teachers, to equip students with the skills to enable them to make a decision about a possible future in craft. The course is further complemented by a series of visiting lecturers on a broad range of craft/art related subjects, visits to exhibitions and field trips.
Batik Ceramics
Cultural Studies Design
Drawing Metalcraft
Printing Textile Weaving

Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures are in place at school. Our policy documents can be downloaded

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