Kilkeel HS Technology Projects

Monday, 14 April 2008

CNC equipment

The Clounagh Centre in recent months have been able to provide CNC access for a number of schools. We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure more of the same equipment for long term loan. If you do not already have CNC provision and are interested in integrating CAD/CAM into your school then please contact Martin Daly at the Clounagh Centre.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Clounagh Junior High School T&D website

From AoL training day 2 we gave examples of some good practice in terms of the creative use of ICT in T&D. The Technology team at Clounagh Junior High School have used some of the ideas exhibited on the day and have produced their own excellent website This is a really well designed and informative website which can be accessed by pupils to help scaffold their learning and understanding of Technology concepts. The website even translates with one click of a button into several other languages, providing access for foreign national pupils - Voila! If you are interested in setting up something like this for your Technology department please contact a member of the Technology team at Clounagh.

Circular saw /bandsaw full training

If you have been recently appointed as a technician or if there is someone in your department who has recently been appointed to this post and does not have the proper circular saw/bandsaw qualifications then please note that an opportunity to achieve this qualification will be coming up soon. Full training will be available on the 23rd and 24th of April at the Clounagh Centre. The instructor for this course will be Mr John Hill. Contact Mairead Morgan for further information.

Circular saw refresher training

This month sees the beginning of refresher training in the wadkin type circular saw and bandsaw. This refresher training takes place every three years and it is essential that all Technology teachers and technicians avail of this training to keep upto date in terms of Health and Safety requirements. The first day of training has already taken place and the courses will run every Tuesday until mid June. You will by now have received a letter indicating the day and date you are due to attend. The instructor for this course is Roy McMaw who you will know from previous training on the milling machine and centre lathe. If for some reason you have not received a letter of invite and feel you should be attending this training please contact Patricia Curran at the Clounagh Centre. For technicians regarding refresher training please contact