The critical importance of Information and Communication Technology is fully recognised and it is increasingly integrated with the curriculum. Our aim is that all students will be thoroughly literate in the use of ICT by the time they leave school and that they will be aware of the implications of ICT use for the individual, for the workplace and for society.
The school is continually investing time and resources in developing the ICT department.
2nd Year Computers
All second year students will learn how to use a number of packages on the Microsoft Office Suite. These will include M.S. Word, M.S. Powerpoint and M.S. Excel. Students will sit an Exam in M.S. Word and on successfully completing the exam they will receive a certificate from The Commercial Examining Board of Ireland. During the year students will also learn how to use the various editing techniques required to edit a document and create effective displays
3rd Year Computers
All third year students will have the opportunity to learn Desk Top Publishing with Microsoft Publisher. They will study the elements of design and create and print their own magazine cover. Some of their work will be available to see on the website before Christmas.
Desk Top Publishing is about writing and editing text, it involves designing graphics, and developing layouts. Desk Top Publishers are also responsible for converting text and graphics to an internet ready format. D.T.P. helps students to obtain good computer skills and develop their creative side as well as giving them a good sense of accuracy. Examples of uses of D.T.P. – brochures, Press Releases, Surveys, full-page advertisements, business forms, web pages, logos, books, business cards, legal documents and other materials
During the year students will also study HTML programming code for web design. Students will be able to use some code to create a website. This will give them a foundation in programming and offer a space where they can create their own code for a web site.