The benefits to changing school for the Senior Cycle – Rockwell College holding Open Evening on April 30

first_img GAA Twitter Previous articleLaois animator nominated for distinguished Emmy awardNext articleLaois athletics club gearing up for first ‘Fit For Life’ race LaoisToday Reporter Twitter The benefits to changing school for the Senior Cycle – Rockwell College holding Open Evening on April 30 Pinterest Facebook GAA TAGSRockwell College By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd April 2019 WhatsApp The end of the Junior Cycle gives young people an opportunity to assess their academic path and possible career choices.To ensure they have the widest range of options available to them, students may decide to change school. This decision can be daunting, but sometimes necessary.Achieving academic potential, within a structured day, with positive peer and adult support, may require a change of surroundings. Recent reports indicate the Leaving Certificate is leading to stress, burnout and mental health problems among students.A general view of Rockwell CollegeIf students want to achieve their potential, they are best served by being in a structured, supportive environment which blends high standards with a balanced lifestyle.The interaction between students and teachers and amongst students themselves also plays a very important role in shaping a young person’s self-image.Research has demonstrated that students who have experienced positive interaction with teachers in terms of praise and feedback tend to become more informed, resilient and autonomous learners.Rockwell College in the heart of Co Tipperary offers this opportunity for students to harness and maximise their capability in the Senior Cycle.Over the past ten years an average of 30% of Leaving Certificate candidates achieved 500 points or higher. In 2018 this figure reached 32.2% and the vast majority of these pupils progress to top Universities in order to pursue their chosen careers.Abraham Lincoln said: “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. The Rockwell College  Senior Cycle programme offers a choice of 23 subject options, thus allowing pupils the opportunity of selecting subjects from a broad base rather than being restricted by limited subject provision.The Careers Department at Rockwell provides excellent advice in terms of student options, study planning, Third Level entry requirements in Ireland and the UK, employment opportunities and much more.As a co-educational boarding school and day-boarding school, Rockwell College provides a study-life balance where everything is provided under one roof. Classes, meals, extra-curricular activities and supervised study run within a structured day that supports the development of the whole person in a secure and supportive setting.Our support services include the availability of Guidance Counselling, Chaplaincy and Nursing care to guide and support all our pupils through the challenges that come their way.Rockwell College can offer this to boys and girls considering their senior cycle options. The Senior Cycle Open Evening on April 30 will give prospective pupils and parents an opportunity to learn more about the College and the option of boarding, to view the facilities and meet our staff and pupils.Presentations will be made by the Principal, Guidance Counsellor and TY Coordinator and teachers of different subject areas will be available to discuss subject choice.To learn more about Rockwell College and the Senior Cycle Open Evening on April 30, check out www.rockwellcollege.ie/newsandeventsSenior Cycle Open Evening – Tuesday, April 30 from 5:15pmBoarding and day-boarding facilities for boys and girlsOver 150 years of top academic standards in the Spiritan tradition32% of LC pupils at 500 points or higher (LC’18)Extensive range of subjects at Senior levelOutstanding facilities and support servicesFive-day and seven-day boarding availableView our College and boarding school ResidenceParents & prospective pupils for TY & 5th Year welcomeSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Sponsored The benefits to changing school for the Senior Cycle – Rockwell College… Sponsored Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

Fitch raises growth outlook for Canada

first_imgMaintaining Profits economic growth chart businessmen illustration retrorocket/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May “Growth is decelerating, but the agreement to revise and replace NAFTA reduces uncertainty around trade, and consumption has proved relatively resilient. We have also slightly revised up our estimate of Canada’s long-run growth potential,” Fitch says in the report.The somewhat brighter economic outlook, coupled with modest government deficits, has Fitch expecting that Canada’s gross general government debt (GGGD) ratio will continue to decline over the next couple of years. The stronger economic backdrop means that tax cuts and other measures announced in the federal government’s latest Fall Economic Statement (FES) will produce only slightly wider federal deficits, compared with previous forecasts.“Moreover, the lowering of marginal tax rates on business investment in the FES (at an estimated cost of 0.2% of GDP in tax revenue in 2019 and up to 0.6% over five years) should help preserve competitiveness relative to the US and support investment in the near term,” the report says.The federal government’s approach to fiscal policy “reduces the public finances’ resilience to a sharper economic slowdown or sudden shock. This is not our base case, but there are downside risks to investment and growth, including the possibility of a sustained fall in energy prices, which would be magnified by Canada’s oil transport constraints,” the report adds.The report sees global growth slowing and becoming less well-balanced, with downside risks rising, particularly for 2020. However, Fitch’s global growth forecast remain unchanged for this year and next, with global growth expected to come in at 3.1% in 2019, before falling below 3% in 2020.“The world economy is still expanding at a rapid pace, but cracks are starting to appear in the global growth picture,” says Brian Coulton, chief economist at Fitch, in a statement. “Eurozone growth outturns have disappointed once again, world trade is decelerating and the China slowdown is now fact, not forecast.”The rating agency’s base case remains a soft landing for global growth in 2020, but the report cautions that downside risks to that view are rising, including the risk of a faster-than-expected tightening of global financial conditions, escalating market fears about eurozone fragmentation, and continued concerns about trade protectionism. Keywords Economic forecasts Canadian economic growth is expected to slow over the next couple of years, but the braking won’t be as hard as previously expected, according to a report published Wednesday by New York based Fitch Ratings.In its latest Global Economic Outlook, Fitch increased its forecast for real gross domestic (GDP) growth in Canada next year to 1.9% from 1.6%. The rating agency also boosted its forecast for 2020 to 1.7% from 1.4%. OECD raises outlook for Canadian economic growth this year James Langton Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Initiatives to be Undertaken Early 2009 to Develop Clarendon

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Transport and Works, and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Michael Henry has outlined several initiatives to be undertaken early next year, which should propel the parish into a new phase of development.Chief among these plans is the construction of an Aviation Training Institute, which will be permanently located at Vernamfield, after being temporarily housed at the Maritime Institute in Kingston.“Already we are signing off on the extension of the Aviation Training Institute in Singapore to be established here in Jamaica. That will be officially housed at the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Kingston until Vernamfield is ready to accommodate it. That, coupled with the proposed relocation of the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters to Vernamfield, already speaks loudly in terms of the sort of parish springboard that we are looking at for mega development, right here in Clarendon. So although we have been going as quickly as we can, we hope that you understand very clearly that we are intending to move this as quickly as possible,” the Minister informed.He was speaking at the final meeting for 2008 of the Clarendon Parish Development Committee on December 3. In addition, Mr. Henry said, the Government has been moving as quickly as circumstances permit, to re-develop the railway system, as part of an integrated multi-modal transportation system, which encompasses land, sea, road, and rail.“Very high on the agenda of the Government and very high on the agenda of the parish will be the re-development of the railway. The re-development of the railway is being approached in a two-way phased programme. A submission of this has been already sent to Cabinet, where directions were given for some aspects of it to be revised. These revisions, with the exception of about two, are being dealt with inside the Ministry of Transport and Works, but the others require an outside input,” he added.Other immediate plans for the town include the installation of closed-circuit cameras, which are expected to significantly reduce the incidence of crime in the parish. There will also be ongoing efforts to resurface roads, clean drains and lay new water pipes to facilitate the rapid development of the area. RelatedInitiatives to be Undertaken Early 2009 to Develop Clarendon RelatedInitiatives to be Undertaken Early 2009 to Develop Clarendon Initiatives to be Undertaken Early 2009 to Develop Clarendon UncategorizedDecember 6, 2008center_img RelatedInitiatives to be Undertaken Early 2009 to Develop Clarendon Advertisementslast_img read more