Music & Drama; Music education is an integral part of Coláiste Íde. Coláiste Íde students have been honored serially by The Royal Irish Academy’s High Achiever Award system and the traditional music teachers are all very well-known musicians. Coláiste Íde offers a wide variety of music including Piano, Singing, Voice Training, Sean-Nós, Traditional Music, Violin, Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion, Concertina, Guitar, Classical Music, Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Keyboard. Students have the opportunity to undertake the Department of Education Music and Musicianship examinations for Junior and Leaving Certificate. Students may also participate in The Royal Irish Academy examinations in Music, Voice Training and Speech & Drama.
School Choir – Cór Choláiste Íde; Cór Choláiste Íde assembles for practice every Wednesday between 1:30-2:00pm.
Debating/ Public Speaking; Students are encouraged annually to participate in Irish (Gael Linn) and English debating (Mental Health Public Speaking, Soroptimist Public Speaking, Poetry Aloud. Students are nominated by the teaching staff, who work with the students at lunch time, after school and at weekends in preparation for the various events. We believe that the experience that students gain from debating in secondary school enhances their self-confidence and enhance their ability to participate in public life in the future.
The Library; A well-stocked Library houses non-fiction, fiction and reference books, newspapers and journals in both the English and the Irish language. All students are encouraged to read both Irish and English books in the study each evening from 8:45- 9:00p.m. and at weekends.
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