Date: 14th June 2017

  1. One member of staff continued to be on long term sick leave and another recently returned and she is expected to start parental leave in September until the end of January.  The majority of the consequent teaching hours not covered can be taught by existing staff.
  2. The building has had a complete survey by SEAI and a list of 10 priority actions has been received (circulated at the meeting). The works have started and the age of the building has been the limiting factor in making cost efficient savings on energy.  All efforts will continue and suggestions from members on solar panels for water and external cladding insulation will be followed up. Members were asked to be alert to other organisations in Tubbercurry who might be considering energy saving work with whom we could collaborate for any available grants.
  3. We had a successful day at the NW Careerfest in Sligo IT recently and this and other efforts have resulted in a steady flow of applications for September.
  4. Staff members reached the finals of the MSLETB Awards recently and congratulations were extended. Members asked to be informed of future awards events organised by MSLETB.
  5. Risk Assessment is being carried out in the college- a long term exercise on which we have made a start.
  6. Examinations are now finished and all results will have been sent out by the end of this week. Further interviews will take place this week and an open day will be held on 1 September.
  7. Work to network with local organisations and raise the profile of the college with local employers continues.
  8. VTOS attendance is 85 %

 


 

Date: 5th April 2017

  1. Our new “employers landing page” on our website was launched at our open evening and there was a good turnout for the event. We are still refining the site with our web designer Marie Brouder.
  2. We broadcast from the college for a morning when Ocean FM came and there was a great selection of students past and present as well as staff, music and singing. We try to keep the college in the public eye as often as possible- there have been pictures and articles in the Sligo champion twice in the last month and we have arranged flyers for the western drama event in Tubbercurry, as well as taking a stand at the NW Careers fest in Sligo IT in May.
  3. Work continues to network with local organisations and raise the profile of the college- South Sligo Tourism, the MSLETB marketing forum and the employers liaision action group. We will be nominating for the MSLETB awards- students who have designed web pages for their ebusiness course and also hopefully staff for their into employment week organisation.
  4. We are going to be concentrating on our risk assessment procedures after Easter- training and staff awareness has started. A talk on internet safety has taken place
  5. The building is going to be painted- 5 quotes have been invited
  6. We have 5 entries for the MSLETB awards web pages, a beauty therapy thesis and a staff committee that arranged the into employment week
  7. Evening class numbers continue to be very good and new classes are to start after Easter until the end of June
  8. VTOS attendance is 79%

 


 

Date: 16th February 2017

  1. The Board agreed to invite the local Chamber of Commerce to nominate a representative to the Board of the Management of the college.
  2. Patricia O’Reilly has taken on the adult education post and is running a programme of 4 different courses 2 nights a week. This is an area of the college that is growing and healthy. We still have our Assistant Principal on long term sick leave.
  3. Our “into Employment week” has been a great success with good number of both students and members of the public attending. We also had groups from the NLN attending. Feedback has been very good- of particular note where the sessions with local employers and the students took full advantage of being able to ask questions. As a follow up we are launching a new “employers landing page” on our website with the capacity to provide quick links and work experience placement requests and space for local job opportunities
  4. We have continued to meet with outside organisations on matters of joint interest- for example the NW Skills Forum who are collaborating with the  project on our  website; Skills for work who are going to place more courses at NCC in the evening; NW Response who help students with disabilities into and also  the NLN where progression from and to our courses could be built up.
  5. We will be nominating several projects for the MSLETB awards- including students who have designed web pages for their ebusiness course, a group who have started a multi cultural society in Tubbercurry and also hopefully staff for their into employment week organisation.
  6. The next open day is Thursday 2 March from 3-6. We are currently advertising this.
  7. VTOS attendance is 70 % due to 3 people who have been on long term maternity and illness. This figure will change as they are moved from the scheme in the near future.

 


 

Date: 15 December 2016

1. New board members: Adrian Lyons (male teacher) and Ciara Keenan (female student) were welcomed after recent elections.
2. Staffing- The new Adult education officer post has now been filled and congratulations were extended to Patricia O’Reilly who has been appointed.
3. The graduation ran very well in November at the Clarion Hotel and congratulations were extended to all concerned.
4. Our wellness week had a great variety of events and was well organised by a committee of staff and students. A well attended event was held in Cawley’s hotel on stress management which was open to the public too. Follow up sessions are planned.
5. Students and staff attended the events for Tubbercurry Enterprise Town and also a womens’ networking event in Castle Dargan giving time to promote the college at weekends.
6. A meeting had been held with the case officers from the DSP in Sligo and Leitrim to build up links and this went well; there is now a website where people are referred automatically which we received further training on too. A new flyer was produced with all on one page as was requested.
7. Our theme for the year is “inclusion” and the south Sligo multicultural group which grew from a project in the community development class were nominated for an award with Sligo County Council. MSLETB awards have also just been announced and we will be nominating projects fro this too.
8. The Christmas ecumenical service and live animals took place on the 13th December and donations of food and gifts were made to the SVP.
9. VTOS attendance is 75%

 


 

Date: 20th April 2016

  1. The Board reviewed the various staff changes and events that had taken place since the last meeting.
  2. The open evening on 1st March went well- a sensory room was created by the level 6 childcare class which was most impressive. We are now focussed on marketing our courses and encouraging applications – a new  one page flyer was distributed
  3. An Easter egg hunt social event was organised by the Administration students before Easter and  participation in the proclamation day events was high and included students and staff from all courses.
  4. We took part in the North West Jobs fair on Good Friday
  5. Beauty therapy student Holly Noone was sponsored by the college to take part in the National Craft Championships in Tralee and was highly commended
  6. Speakers from Steiner cruises, Dermalogica, Enterprise Board have been in the college and certificates completed in door security and guarding skills by the security class
  7. Exams are starting on the 27th April and all are busy with end assignments
  8. The Jobs board is functional again where local jobs can be examined by students
  9. VTOS attendance is 80%
  10. Two policies have been reviewed by staff and were presented for the Board to consider :Disciplinary and Substance Misuse; both were agreed and will be sent to the ETB for ratification