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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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
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
70 Minutes of English is taught per day
70 Minutes of Study Hall per evening
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Importance of Healthy Eating
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
Clinic Options 2014-2015
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)
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
A choice of 1 of the following Sports clinics:
A chance to try out something NEW
A choice of 1 of the following Cultural Clinics:
Discovering Talents & Promoting Individuality