YEAR 8 INDUCTION CENTRE
Welcome to the Year 8 Induction Centre. We have collated various resources to help you prepare in advance of joining us in September. We look forward to see seeing you all here!
YEAR 8 INDUCTION DAY - MONDAY 12TH JUNE 2023
Welcome to Year 8 from Mrs Imelda Kirk, Principal
I am delighted to welcome you, our new parents and year eight students to Drumragh Integrated College.
Parents, we appreciate that your child may be both excited and nervous about the transition to post-primary school. Please be assured that we will do our very best to alleviate their worries and to support all our new students in a variety of ways. We offer an Induction Day in June and a comprehensive Induction programme throughout the early days of September to ensure all students settle to life as a Year Eight student.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do in Drumragh Integrated College. As a child-centred school, we aim to ensure every young person is given the best opportunity to succeed, to reach their own personal best and to embrace a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities as part of their learning journey with us.
To our new students, we are looking forward to meeting you and to supporting you on this wonderful journey! Over the next seven years, staff at Drumragh Integrated College will afford you many opportunities to excel, to develop new skills and to grow as a young person capable of succeeding in the modern world.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Drumragh Integrated College as an integrated and all-ability school, offering academic excellence for all students.
We look forward to working in partnership with you and your family to ensure that your post-primary education is a fulfilling and exciting experience. Here’s to the future!
Mrs Imelda Kirk, Principal
Year 8 Induction & Pastoral Care PowerPoint Presentations
A Day in the life Vlog
Year 8 Form Teacher Ms Deery Vlog
Uniform & Appearance
FULL COLLEGE UNIFORM IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL STUDENTS
Your college uniform is a visible sign that you belong to Drumragh Integrated College. The uniform gives you the opportunity to take pride in your college and in yourself. The correct uniform must be worn at all times, including college trips and visits, unless permission is otherwise given.
FURTHER INFORMATION:• The excessive wearing of make-up is not allowed in college.
• Jewellery is not permitted except for a watch. If you wear earrings at home you should only wear small gold/silver studs at college and then a maximum of one stud in each ear which must be worn in the ear lobe.
• Extremes of hair styling are not permitted, eg. very close shaves; outlandish hair colouring.
• Nail polish/nail art is not permitted.
• All items of clothing must be named.
• Items of non-uniform may be confiscated and returned to parents at the end of the College day.
In the course of any one day you will be asked to carry out range of tasks. To get the most out of each lesson you should always make sure that you have each item of equipment listed below with you each day.
Homework at Drumragh Integrated College
Homework is an important part of your learning at Drumragh Integrated College as it is often used to complete or add to work done in class.
WHY SHOULD I DO HOMEWORK?
• Gives me the opportunity to practise and really understand my class work.
• Allows me to work on my own.
• Trains me to plan and organise my time.
• Helps me to develop good study habits and self-discipline.
• Encourages me to take responsibility for my learning.
• Helps my teachers to give information to my parents/guardians about my ability and progress.
Remember, the more time you spend studying on your own,
the more successful you will be!
“There are many good reasons for doing homework”
the benefits of homework:
1. Homework improves your thinking and memory.
2. It helps you develop positive study skills and habits that will be useful throughout your life.
3. Homework teaches you to use time wisely.
4. It teaches you to work independently and to take responsibility for your own work.
5. Homework allows you to review and practise what has been covered in class and helps you get ready for the next lesson.
6. It helps you learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials and websites to find information.
7. It encourages you to explore subjects more fully than is possible in a lesson.
8. Homework allows you to extend learning by applying skills to new situations.
9. It helps parents understand more about what you are learning in school.
10. It allows your parents to communicate with you about what you are learning.
Subjects, College Day and 'The Base' Canteen