3rd Form Maths: Co-Educational and Co-Operative!

Recent alumni visitors (like Michael O’Dwyer below) have noticed the changes at St. Conleth’s: the new teachers, the new building (on-going!) and, most of all, the increased female presence across the different year groups.  And though loth are we to ascribe certain behavioural traits to certain genders, comment has been made (by some unreconstructed dinosaurs) that despite the increased numbers of students overall (and the scaffolding) the place seems more orderly, pleasant, aromatic and welcoming than ever and perhaps this reverie of calm has something to do with the benign influence of……..the girls?  Recently we sent one of our reporters up to the Junior School for some ‘early days’ pics, as we always do, but in the past said Transition Year would often return a bit worse for wear, bearing a film canister full of fun-filled photos but also appearing as if they had just run the Mohican gauntlet!   But now it is like going to Disneyland: take Ms. Dillon’s Third Form for example.  Just a normal mid-morning session of Maths, with the girls and the boys participating in small groups in some hands-on learning in an atmosphere of blissful co-operation.   Perhaps the boys have learned that eating one’s rubber does not always impress the co-eds?  We can’t wait to see what learning adventures both girls and boys will get up to when the  educational ‘nooks and crannies’ of the new Junior School campus are finished!


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