For the month of March, naturally my Second Grade class learned all about the story of St. Patrick and Ireland. The students were assigned poster projects at the beginning of the month that had to be completed by March 17th. These posters needed to have information about Ireland on them and designed so they had the Irish flag and map of Ireland on them. I was so proud of all my students when they brought their projects in to present! They all did a fantastic job and they seemed to really enjoy researching and learning about Ireland.
ACE Ireland Missioning Mass is an annual Mass that occurs in May. On this evening the ACE Ireland community celebrates certain individuals and their commitment to Catholic schools. The individuals we celebrate are two people who have been selected to take part in the ACE Teaching Fellows Programme, which is two-year teaching and service initiative where they will receive a M.Ed from the University of Notre and spend two academic years teaching in an under-resourced Catholic School in the United States.
Oonagh Barry (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra graduate) and Jenny Hennessy (Mary Immaculate College Graduate) will be travelling to the US at the end of the month take up on the ACE Teaching Fellows programme beginning with summer classes!