eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 250,000 teachers across Europe. It supports schools from early childhood to post-primary level to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
On the dedicated website www.etwinning.net you can create a profile, search for partners, browse ongoing and completed projects, and develop your own project ideas. Once you have found a partner and agreed a project plan, you can register your project and access a specially created ‘Twinspace’. This is a private and secure online workspace that you and your partner(s) administer; students can be invited to participate as members.
Innovate Mathematics and Science Together
About the project
We would like our schools to get an insight into the teaching and learning practices of the schools in each of the participating countries, allowing teachers to bring new ideas into their classroom, which will result in increased enthusiasm and motivation from staff and students alike, raising standards across the curriculum. It will involve the sharing of ideas and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning from similar and different cultures as well as the development and testing of new teaching methodologies and pedagogical strategies for use in the classroom. Through this project, we would hope to see evidence that ICT when used effectively in the school environment, has a positive effect on both student, teacher and the wider school environment.
- Improving delivery of subject material
- Improving methodologies
- Analysis of assessment and learning
- Development of teachers
- Improving low achievement in Mathematics and Science
- Assessing teaching and learning in the home schools.
- Assessing knowledge gained in the partner institutions.
- Improving student motivation and addressing low achievement in both mathematics and science.
- Education and professional development of mathematics and science teachers.
- Reporting to other colleagues on best practice in the various institutions.
Schools will be acquainted with best practice, high level evidence based teaching and learning in mathematics incorporating all learning environments formal and informal. Teachers will have an awareness of teachers and pupils from other nationalities their interests and their motivation. All can be part of a collaborative network of knowledge and resource and a school culture that fosters a European identity.
Teaching Methods On The Move
About the project
The project "Teaching Methods on the Move" is a cooperation of 5 secondary schools in 5 different countries. The project involves more then 250 pupils aged between 14 and 19, with about 50 teachers. "Teaching Methods on the Move" focuses on the use of ICT in all areas of school life, varying from actual teaching methods to how the administration of the school can be improved through the use of ICT.
The project aims at using the pupils prior knowledge of modern technology and how this can impact on the classroom environment.
The motivation for this project is for schools to share their teaching and learning models with other schools, finding common ground and difference, and will see the schools collaborate to develop, implement and test new teaching methodologies and strategies for use in the classrooms of all participating schools.
Achieving these goals will include the development of material to be used by the students. The development, implementation and testing of new methodologies will serve to further increase the standards across all curricula.
Students will be exposed to modern technology in use in the classroom and will explore ways in which to further their own learning, working in both individual and team basis, increasing their social skills. Resources will also be created by the teachers for the teachers.
In modern day society, the teaching methodologies enacted in today's classrooms are becoming more and more advanced. The partners in the project see huge benefits in the sharing and adaptation of current teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches, as well as the creation, development, implementation and testing of new teaching and learning strategies.
This project will allow the partner schools to get an insight into the teaching and learning practices of the schools in each of the participating countries, allowing teachers to bring new ideas into their classroom, which will result in increased enthusiasm and motivation from staff and students alike, raising standards across the curriculum. It will involve the sharing of ideas and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning from similar and different cultures as well as the development and testing of new teaching methodologies and pedagogical strategies for use in the classroom. Through this project, we would hope to see evidence that ICT when used effectively in the school environment, has a positive effect on both student, teacher and the wider school environment. Pupils should also demonstrate ICT skills as a direct result of the transnational collaboration of activities.
Congratulations to Neil Curtis, a 4th year student at Davis College, who successfully participated in the International Olympiad in Daegu, South Korea last week. Neil qualified for this in October to which he was invited following his outstanding Junior Certificate results in Maths and Science. The State Examinations Commission identified him to participate in this prestigious competition. Neil arrived in Daegu on 2nd December along with representatives from the international community. After a week of intensive assessments in which all the participating countries took part, Neil was awarded a Bronze Medal for his exceptional results. We are very proud of Neil’s achievements and we look forward to fostering his ability in science.
Alison Murphy & Hannah O'Mahony receiving their prizes for their equestrian club projects.
Well done to Transition classes 4 Diarmuid, 4 Deaglán, 4 Donal and 4 Doireann who have been fundraising for the Cork Simon Community and Hope Foundation for the last number of weeks. It began when Niamh, the Promotion and Campaigns officer from Cork Simon Community came in to speak to these classes about the relentless work done for homeless people in Cork and why this is such a worthy cause. The fundraising entailed selling hand-crafted decorations and refreshments at the in-house production of ‘Hairspray’. Following the success of this, a Christmas Craft Fair was held in the school last week involving numerous fundraising events. This began on the 8th December and ended after a successful few days on the 10th December. Christmas decorations, homemade Christmas baking, candy canes, lucky bags, chocolate marshmallows and hot chocolate were sold over the three days. A penalty shoot-out also took place with the impressive Patryk Osinski goalkeeping. Gavin Bourke, 4 Diarmuid, also organised a Fifa 16 Tournament which was a great success. The exciting week was topped off with a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December. Thank you to the teachers involved, Ms Rochelle O’Sullivan, Mr Brian Cahill, Ms Katie Guerin and Ms Helen O’Hanlon. Well done to all students involved for giving so much of their time to this worthy cause. Over €2,000 was raised for these wonderful charities.
Friday 4th December saw the senior boys basketball team of Davis College take on St. Fachtna's of Skibbereen in the county final at Neptune Stadium. The atmosphere was electric with a large number of supporters in attendance. The teams were very evenly matched but St. Fachtna's managed to hold the lead for three quarters. The Davis boys were very unlucky with a lot of shots rolling around the rim but always kept their heads up and played great defence.
In the fourth quarter, the Davis College boys really settled down, even though they were trailing by 7 points they refused to give up. The reintroduction of Stephen Buckley at this time proved crucial. He scored the first 5 points of the quarter, a beautifully executed 3 point shot followed by 2 from the free throw line.
The Skibb boys had no answer and were visibly tired. With scores from Dylan Hughes, Noah Zahradnik and Adam Finnegan, Davis College powered ahead winning the quarter 19-4 and the game on a score line of 51-43.
Dylan Hughes (24), Stephen Buckley (11), Adam Finnegan (6), Bao Tung (4), Noah Zahradnik (4), Bobby Kennedy (2), Gary Buckley, Lewis Ridge, Colin Davitt, Jack O'Connor, Jerome Murphy, Dylan Hyland
The All-Ireland playoffs will take place at the end of January.
The staff and students of Davis College wish to extend their sincere appreciation for all the support the school's production of 'Hairspray' received during its phenomenally successful run last week (25th-28th November). Critically acclaimed by its audiences, the show demonstrated the wonderful array of talent our school has to offer in the fields of music, drama, dance and design.
Congratulations to Neil Curtis, a Transition year student in Davis College who has successfully competed in the National Olympiads in Dublin City University on 24th October 2015. As a result of his excellent Junior Certificate results in Maths and Science, the State Examinations Commission identified him along with Michael McMahon to participate in this prestigious competition. As a result of his outstanding success on the day, Neil will travel to Daegu, South Korea on the 1st of December this year. He is one of six Irish representatives to travel to Korea and represent Ireland in the International Junior Science Olympiad. The Irish Junior Science Olympiad (IrJSO) is a competition that is held annually in Dublin City University (DCU) in October. All participants receive a certificate. The top three students are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in their categories. Gold and silver medal winners represent Ireland at the annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in December. Davis College is very proud of Neil’s achievement and wish him every success in Korea.
For the second time in three years, Davis College were crowned National Secondary Pitch and Putt Champions at the picturesque Lakeside Course in Templemore.
On Friday, October 23rd, Edward Walsh (6 under), Greg Barrett (6 under) and Roy Whelan (1 under) brought in a combined score of 13 under par, four shots clear of 2nd placed St Brendan’s College, Killarney.
The win capped a superb year for the three lads, having won the Cork County Championships and finishing runners-up in the Munster section of the competition.
Marco Fallone, Keane Buckley and Eamonn O Driscoll also qualified for the All-Irelands but no team could match the brilliance of Walsh, Barrett and Whelan.
Munster U16 ½ Hurling Championship 1st Round
Davis College, Mallow 7-19 Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Thurles 0-4
Davis College had a comprehensive victory over Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Thurles on Tuesday the 29th September in a well presented Cahir GAA grounds on a score line of 7-19 to 0-4. Davis College got off to a fine start with 2 goals inside four minutes from Michael Fresh and James Fitzpatrick. The dominance continued with further points from Fitzpatrick (0-3), Jack Lyons (0-4), Danny Buckley (0-3) and Eddie Cotter (0-1). Michael Fresh added 2 more goals to his tally before the short whistle to leave it 4-11 to 0-1 at half time. The second half saw further improvement with Danny Buckley, James Fitzpatrick and Eddie Cotter adding another point each before a Jack Lyons goal. Noah Butler (0-1), Ronan Sheehan (1-1), Jerome Murphy (0-1), Matthew McGlynn (0-2) and a final goal by Aaron Cremin completed the scoring.
The Line-out was:
Cian Lankford (Killavullen), Sean Browne (Killavullen), Jerome Murphy (Kilshannig) (0-1), Daniel Fitzpatrick (Clyda Rovers), Ronan Sheehan (Mallow) (1-1), Matthew McGlynn (Captain) (Mallow) (0-2), Eddie Cotter (Killavullen) (0-2), John Browne (Mallow), Darragh Buckley (Clyda Rovers), Jack Lyons (Kilshannig) (1-4), Michael Fresh (Killavullen) (3-0), James Fitzpatrick (1-4), Paudie Looney (Killavullen), Danny Buckley (Malllow) (0-4), Noah Butler (Killavullen) (0-1)
Cork Senior Hurling Championship 1st Round
Davis College, Mallow 2-8 MICC, Dunmanway 0-11
Davis College emerged winners after a very tight battle with MICC Dunmanway on Tuesday 6th October on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-11. The game was held in a windswept Mallow which made scoring difficult for both teams. Danny Buckley got the scoring off to a start 30 seconds in with a fine point from the left corner from an acute angle. Dunmanway responded immediately from the puck out with a good point from the left wing. Eoghan Buckley and Danny Buckley tacked on two more points before Dunmanway hit back with another point to ensure the minimum between the sides after 4 minutes. It was the next ten minutes that would prove vital for Davis College in the winning of this match as they hit 1-3 without reply. Darragh Kennefick, an Aaron Woods long range free and a quickfire goal and a point from Danny Buckley meant Davis College led 1-6 to 2 points after 13 minutes. Dunmanway showed some resilience as they hit the next four points and began to take control in the middle third of the field. Davis College were guilty of wasting some scoring opportunities as they hit 7 wides in this period. Davis College got their first score in almost twenty minutes when Darragh Kennefick showed some bravery to score an injury time goal right before the half time whistle to ensure Davis College held a six point advantage at half time, 2-6 to 0-6.
Dunmanway again resumed the second half with assertion and put over three points in the first 13 minutes of the half before Aaron Woods stopped the rot with a free on the twenty minute mark. Dunmanway missed some long range opportunities before adding two more points to leave just two points in it with 7 minutes remaining. Both teams looked desperately for the next score but it took an injury time free from Aaron Woods to ensure the win was safe for Davis College after a titanic battle.
Ross Kiely (Banteer), Jerome Murphy (Kilshannig), Ronan Flanagan (Clyda Rovers), Ronan Sheehan (Mallow), Denis O’ Neill (Ballyclough), Stephen O’ Callaghan (Captain) (Mallow), Matthew McGlynn (Mallow), Darren O’ Riordan (Mallow), Aaron Woods (Mallow) (0-3), Steven Finn (Ballyclough), Eoghan Buckley (Killavullen) (0-1), Dylan Galvin, Darragh Kennefick (Glen Rovers) (1-1), Kieran Hayes (Mallow), Danny Buckley (Mallow) (1-3). Subs: James Fitzpatrick (Killavullen) for Dylan Galvin, Jack Lyons (Kilshannig) for Kieran Hayes
Senior students on a recent educational trip to the Gaeltacht.