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Woodlands Academy. New Educational Programmes & Current Curriculum. To Encourage and Assist student development in a positive environment , whilst providing a unique and cultural learning experience, enabling students to reach their full potential. Mission Statement. Mathematics

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Woodlands academy

Woodlands Academy

New Educational Programmes & Current Curriculum


Mission statement

To Encourage and Assist student development in a positive environment, whilst providing a unique and cultural learning experience, enabling students to reach their full potential

Mission Statement


Subject curriculum

  • Mathematics

  • English Literature

  • Science

  • History

  • Geography

  • French *NEW

  • Information Technology

  • Home-Economics *NEW

  • Catholic Formation

  • Art

Subject Curriculum


Subject frequency

Mathematics and Science

5 classes per week

English Literature, Geography, History

4 classes per week

French & Information Technology

3 classes per week

Home-Economics, Catholic Formation, Art

2 classes per week

Subject Frequency


English study hall

70 Minutes of English is taught per day

PLUS

70 Minutes of Study Hall per evening

English & Study Hall


Recent updates to curriculum

  • French introduced in 2011

  • Study Skills integrated in all subjects

  • Home Economics introduced in 2011

Recent Updates to Curriculum


Assembly awards

School Assembly, once per week

The Assembly is given by the Director and various talks are given.

Twice monthly we have Awards which are personalised certificates given out at to individual students whom are recognised in different areas of achievement

Assembly & Awards


Cyber bullying education

Woodlands Academy embraces digital technology which is now a large part of our children’s lives.

Even though the use of Digital Technology’s pros outweigh the cons in particular with Social Media, Woodlands believe appropriate training is necessary for our students’ self protection, from the dangers associated with Social Media.

In October, each class at Woodlands underwent classes in how to protect themselves from Cyberbullying. A total success.

Cyber-Bullying Education


Sexual education awareness

In 2012, Woodlands Academy, understanding the need for Sexual Education invited ‘Pure in Heart’, an Irish Catholic charitable organisation, established and run by young adults,

to come to Woodlands to speak to our students (over 13 years).

This proved to be very effective and according to our student feedback afterwards, it was less embarrassing for them in this group setting to talk about these sensitive subjects.

Feedback from Parents was incredible with 100% grateful to us for this extra education.

The following topics were covered:

Sex and sexuality

What is love?

The difference between love and lust

Relationships and marriage

The gift of life

Pressures to be sexual

Modesty and respect for ourselves and others

Chastity and how to live it

Issues that arise from sexual activity outside the marriage

Due to the success of this talk, we will be running this program again in early Spring of next year

Sexual Education Awareness


New student council

The Student Council was implemented in September 2013

WHAT is a Student Council?

2 Student Representatives per class are elected by fellow students

Forming the Student Council, these students attend monthly meetings

and

liaise with a Teacher Representative

with their views, suggestions and feedback on many different aspects of Academy life

WHY implement a Student Council?

Students have a right to be heard

This council gives students a VOICE, Empowering our Students

New Student Council


Education on nutrition

In 2011, Paula Mee, a famous Irish Nutritionist came to Woodlands to talk to our students about the importance of Nutrition while they are residing at Woodlands.

Since then, Paula Mee gives lectures at Woodlands to each new generation.

Topics Covered

Importance of Healthy Eating

Weight Control

Importance of Exercise

Diet & Exercise in Moderation

The information the students learn throughout this talk stays with them not only at Woodlands but throughout their lives

Education on Nutrition


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Woodlands Academy

Clinic Options 2014-2015


Weekday clinic options

  • Irish Dancing

  • Basketball

  • Tennis

  • Horse-Riding

  • Swimming

  • Aerobics

  • Ballet

  • Junk Kouture*NEW

Each student participates in 2 of the following:

Pianois offered as an extra weekday activity

combined with one of the in-house activities above

Cost: €415 (Autumn), €620 (Spring), €1,035 (Annual)

Weekday Clinic Options


Junk kouture new

Introduced Initially a Saturday Clinic, now a Weekday Clinic due to High Demand

It is a National Competition for second level students in Ireland challenging teenagers to create fashion from everyday junk

Junk Kouture aims to inspireand ignite passion in teenagers, educating about the importance of recycling and reusing waste

Junk Kouture * NEW *


Saturday morning clinics

  • Zumba

  • Golf

  • Futsal

  • Hip Hop

A choice of 1 of the following Sports clinics:

Saturday Morning Clinics

A chance to try out something NEW


Saturday afternoon clinics

  • Musical Drama

  • Fashion Design

  • Digital Photography

  • Graphic Design

  • Make-Up

  • Oil Painting

A choice of 1 of the following Cultural Clinics:

Saturday Afternoon Clinics

Discovering Talents & Promoting Individuality


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