OPEN DAY January 26th 2022
Schedule of talks and Q&A sessions:
11.00am Principal’s Welcome
11.15am Dance Courses
11.35am Theatre Performance
11.55am Creative Arts Courses
12.15pm Childcare Courses
12.35pm Psychology and Social Courses
12.55pm Nursing & Healthcare Courses
1.15pm Sports Courses
1.35pm Business and Computer Courses
1.55pm Tourism Courses
2.10 -2.20pm. Career Guidance
We look forward to welcoming you to Inchicore College Open Day 2022!
Health & Wellbeing Week 2022
We are excited to announce ICFE’s Health & Wellbeing week, starting next Monday the 17th of January. We have a week full of great talks, activities, and events online and some offline. We are inviting you to join us for any or all of the events and activities, all you need to do is log on to the daily webinar links found on the ICFE website, www.inchicorecollege.ie and if you have, any queries contact the guidance counsellor on email@example.com
Monday 17th of January
11.00am: Restore Connection in Challenging Times by Michelle Stowe, Restorative Practitioner, Trainer, Consultant and Researcher.
This online workshop offers an introduction to Restorative Practice; seeking to RESTORE connection in challenging times. We will explore how to build relationships through positive communication using our RESTORE themes;
Recognition – Cannot change what we do not acknowledge.
Empathy – Emotional intelligence is the biggest success factor in careers.
Safety – Calm is a superpower, from state to trait!
Trauma – Now a collective experience.
Opportunity – Conflict is not to be avoided – opportunity for connection.
Relationships – Are and always have been key!
Engagement – Inviting others to engage – all relationships involve risk!
11-12.30pm: Level 6 Leadership & Conflict Management students contributing to ICFE Health & Wellbeing. (Activities and competition!)
3.00pm: Mindfulness for Student Wellbeing: by Susan O Regan, Mindfulness Teacher and Youth & Community Educator and Advocator.
This one-hour introductory session on zoom provides an opportunity to lean into and learn how to practice mindfulness meditation as well as learning some mindful tips to support time-management, organisational skills, and how to study more effectively.
3.00pm: Self-Care for FET Educators by Michelle Lowry, Jigsaw. 1-hour workshop to focus on Staff Self-Care with the following main objectives:
- – Participants will have a greater understanding of what self-care is
- – Have a greater understanding of the importance of self-care in their role as an educator
- – Explore the challenges to supporting self-care practice
- – Be more aware of their own self-care needs
- – Be able to develop their own self-care plan.
11.00am: ‘Small Steps Towards Living a Healthier, Happier Life’ (The Science and Philosophy of Happiness) by Stephen Mc Donald, Physiotherapist & Physical Therapist and OneBody Founder.
Stephen will give simple, practical yet powerful steps how to be healthier and happier in our daily lives.
12noon: 2-3-5K College Walk for Wellness by Tony O Reilly ICFE teacher and ICFE students/staff. Join https://www.strava.com/clubs/764198
(Prizes for most interesting scenic photo)
11.00am: ICAN Fashion Fix by Fionnuala Lynch ICAN (Inchicore Climate Action Network) Coordinator and Catherine Meresse ICFE teacher.
This 30-minute webinar will outline how Fast Fashion can contribute to a Healthy Planet.
WEBINAR LINKS WILL BE POSTED HERE
11.30am-1.00pm: L5 Business HR Students contributing to ICFE Health & Wellbeing: (Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace: Advise, Tips and Support). Room to be confirmed.
1.00pm-3.00pm L5 Childcare Students contributing to ICFE Health & Wellbeing: (Trees for Health & Wellbeing). Room 2
1.00pm: Making Safer Sex Sexy by Dr Caroline West, Active Consent Outreach coordinator from the National University of Ireland Galway, Sex Columnist for Irish Independent and lecturer and media speaker on sex related topics.
This workshop provides the basics in keeping yourself safe during sex, and keeping it hot! It explains what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are, how to protect yourself against them, how to manage a diagnosis and maintain your mental health.
WEBINAR LINK WILL BE POSTED HERE
Please note that all webinar links will be emailed to students and staff each morning and the webinar link can be accessed on the ICFE website (www.inchicorecollege.ie).
Sinead and I hope you get some practical, useful and helpful support from this year’s Health & Wellbeing week. Enjoy!
Return to College – January 2022
Classes will take place online for most class groups this Thursday & Friday, January 6th and 7th. Students will receive an SMS confirming the situation for their class group. Those required to attend the college for classes will be contacted directly. Thank you.
Christmas at Inchicore College
Christmas at Inchicore College! It’s Christmas Jumpers Days! In aid of Alzheimers Society of Ireland.
Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 15th December. Wear your best (or worst!) Christmas Jumper or Onesey.
Post on social media using
tag us @icfeofficial
Inchicore College Carols 2021
Join us in the college hall on Wednesday 15th, for Music and Dance presented by the students of the Theatre Studies and Dance Courses.
College buildings closed Wednesday, December 8th
Following advice from government, Inchicore College buildings will remain closed on Wednesday, December 8th. Students are advised to please check their emails for updates regarding scheduled classes. Thank you.
College Buildings Closed, Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Due to the weather alert, all Inchicore College buildings will remain closed on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.
All students are advised to check their emails for updates from their teachers or Course Director.
Climate Action Vote
Vote for the Climate Action you want to see at Inchicore College
We are taking part in a campaign which will run from 22nd of November to the 3rd of December run by Green Campus Ireland. 9 Colleges throughout Ireland have been chosen for the project.
The plan is that from Monday the 22nd, we are asking students and all the staff to cast their vote and share the link on social media.
We want as many people as possible to see the campaign and to share the message of how we, as a College can work together to tackle these bigger environmental issues.
Go to this link to vote for the changes you’s most like to see:
Do it now – it only takes a second
Please share the link with anyone who might be interested.
Halloween Costume Competition Time!
Well done for getting through the first term!!! To celebrate a successful few weeks in college, and a Happy Halloween, we are holding a FANCY DRESS COMPETITION this Thursday the 21st!! The class that scores the most points will win a PIZZA PARTY after mid-term break! Please see instructions below. We will also be announcing the winner of the Self-Care Competition held during World Mental Health Day at the same time.
FANCY DRESS Scoring as follows:
The class with the most fancy-dress costumes and points wins the prize! Post your group photos and mention or tag the college social media for evidence, stating what course and class you are!
Scoring as follows:
Each student dressed up and in the photograph gets five points
A class in fancy dress with a picture of a teacher dressed up wins a bonus of 5 points
Picture taken with students in fancy dress and the Inchicore College logo gets a bonus of 10 points
The class with the most points will win a pizza party after a midterm break.
Classes under 12 people can double up with another class
Individual prizes for best costume.
best staff prize will receive a voucher for a pizza
We are looking forward to seeing all the costumes on Thursday!!
May the BEST class win!!
Aideen (guidance counsellor), Tony (Sports department) and Eoghan (Art department)
We are delighted to announce that the Inchicore College of Further Education Graduation 2021 is now available to view. Just click on the video to watch. If you watch on youtube, you can use the timestamps in the description to go to your class presentation.
Congratulations to all our graduates and well done on your achievement! We are so proud of your success.
Graduation from a course is a significant event and we would love to be able to have you and your family attend our graduation ceremony in the college. But, unfortunately, that is not possible this year.
Instead, we have filmed the presentations from the graduation ceremony in the college and are showing this on our website to mark your achievement.
We invite you, your family and friends to enjoy it and celebrate with you.
ICFE Celebrates World Mental Health Day 2021
Let’s celebrate WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021 in Inchicore College on Thursday the 7th of October
‘Mental Health Care for All: Let’s Make It a Reality! (World Health Organisation) through Connection & Reconnection.
Join in various Good Mental Health activities throughout the day!!
Live Wellbeing Webinar at 1pm
Join the guidance counsellor in conversation with
- Bill Vaughan (Mental Health Ireland)
- Michelle Stowe (Restorative Practice)
- Annie Lavin (Relationship Coach)
on our Live Wellbeing Webinar at 1pm to hear how to make Mental Health Care a reality through self-connection with the self and reconnection with others.
Bill Vaughan has been as a Development Officer in with Mental Health Ireland for 11 years. He is a trained counsellor but now focuses more on promoting positive mental. Bill is an experienced facilitator and has delivered many evidenced based programmes relating to mental health and self-care. Bill is married, has 3 grown boys and lives in Co Donegal. For more information check out www.mentalhealthireland.ie
Michelle Stowe is a restorative practitioner, trainer, researcher and consultant. In her role as the director of Connect RP, she supports schools and colleges in growing a restorative culture that puts people and relationships at the heart of a learning community. Michelle is also a lecturer on the Professional Masters in Education (PME) programme in Maynooth University. She facilitates continuing professional development courses for teachers in Education Centres throughout the country. For more information, check out www.connectrp.ie
Annie Lavin aka The Relationship Coach is a Couples Therapist, Singles Coach, Relationship Skills Educator and Psychology lecturer. Annie is committed to tackling stigma and promoting the creation and maintenance of healthy intimate relationships through psychology, counselling, coaching and education. She is offers solution-focused short term therapy, relationship-skills workshops and online programs. More about her services can be found here www.therelationshipcoach.ie.
For all enquiries contact the guidance counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start of Term – September 2021
College starts soon! We are looking forward to welcoming all our new and returning students soon. In the meantime, here is some information you may find useful.
Payment of Fees and Registration.
If you have been offered a place on a course, and you have not yet paid your fees and uploaded your requested documents for registration – now is the time to do it. All the links and instructions you need are here.
If you have any questions or issues regarding payments or uploading documents, please let us know by email at email@example.com
Course inductions will take place on the week of Monday 20th September 2021. We will email you with the exact date, time and location of your induction. At your induction, you will meet your course director, other college staff and your fellow students. You will receive lots of useful information (including your timetable) about your course and the college.
Start of Term
Classes are due to start on the week of Monday 27th of September.
Covid 19 Restrictions
We at Inchicore College are looking forward to welcoming all our students in September. We are following all Government directives and guidance to ensure that everyone working and attending Inchicore College can continue to work and study in a safe, effective and comfortable environment.
We are hopeful that students will be able to attend classes in the college in September but this will depend on directions from government. Some courses may involve some elements of remote learning and/or blended learning. More detailed information regarding your course of study will be made available to you closer to your start date and at your induction meeting.
Phone lines down August 2021
UPDATE 16TH AUGUST 2021
Our phone lines are now back working again. we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The phone lines at Inchicore College have been down recently. If you have been trying to get through to us by phone recently, we apologise for the inconvenience. We ask that you contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org until the problem is resolved. We are working with our service provider to rectify the situation and hope to have the phone lines back up soon.
EXIT – A showcase of work from Art Portfolio at ICFE
Inchicore College is proud to present ‘EXIT’, the online end-of-year showcase of work by our students on our Art Portfolio Preparation Course.
We have had a great year on the Art and Design Portfolio Course here at ICFE. As you will see as you browse the exhibition, each student has found their own artistic voice and has discovered new ways to express their ideas and creativity.
The students have produced work in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, photography and video and have explored a myriad of themes such as memory, nature, balance, home, traces, danger, body, and self. It has been very interesting to see how the particular circumstances of the year have influenced the students work but it has in no way reduced the creativity and determination of these students.
We will be launching tomorrow at 4pm. Please check in again tomorrow to view the exhibition.
ICFE Dance Presents ‘The Liminal Space’
A fingerprint is unique to an individual.
All on this week
It’s all happening at ICFE this week. Here’s what’s on over the next few days:
Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th.
The first year Theatre Students present their productions of three new plays. Unfortunately, due to technical constraints they will be live streaming to an invited audience only. But we’re happy to tell you that recordings of the performances will be available at a later date. Looking forward to that! In the meantime you can find out more about these performances here>>
Accessing College for Mature Students
Inchicore College takes part in the Learning City Dublin Festival with a special presentation titled – Accessing College for Mature Students. Our Guidance Department will host a live webinar to talk through what it means to be a mature student at ICFE. There will also be links to video presentation by current and past mature students where they talk about their experience going back to education and what ICFE has meant to them. Find out more here>>
ICFE courses host the latest round of information sessions for applicants. All prospective students who have applied over the last month or so have been invited to these information sessions. They are proving to be of great benefit to applicants as they get to meet the course co-ordinator, get detailed information about their course and can ask any questions they may have. All applicants will be sent links to the information sessions. Looking forward to meeting more of next year students on Tuesday.
It’s OPEN DAY. Our virtual open day in January was a great success and we’ve decided to go again! There will be live information sessions where you can submit questions and hear all about our admissions process, our exciting range of courses and about what it is that makes Inchicore College so successful. There will also be video presentations from course teachers and chats with current and past students. More info here>>