This December at ACET we plan to get really festive in preparation for the Christmas season.
We encourage all students and staff to wear their most ridiculous and glittery festive woollies to school on Fridays 4th, 11th and 18th of December.
ACET students are busy preparing for an upcoming Christmas production due to take place in the school prior to the holiday break .
The first meeting took place at break time on Wednesday, and those in attendance were buzzing with enthusiasm and wonderful ideas. With such a great number of students involved, we have an ample supply of actors, stage assistants and set designers.
The production ‘Twas the Night before Christmas in Cork, like’ is scheduled to take place on Thursday 10th of December. The play is based on the nativity but with a twist, and a prominent Cork slant. Further details will be announced closer to the date.
Watch this space for further information in the coming weeks!
ACET student Maria Teresa Font Amigo, gives us an account of her recent visit to the coastal town of Cobh, just outside Cork city.
“Last Saturday, I visited the seaside town of Cobh just outside Cork city by train. The train left from Cork at twelve o’clock and arrived to Cobh at half past twelve.
In Cobh, I saw the station, the Cathedral, the landscape and also I went to Titanic Experience museum and Cobh Museum. In Cobh there are museums dedicated to the Titanic and Lusitania. We saw an exhibition which was very interesting about Lusitania – A Day In May. At the moment the theme is very much involved in Lusitania as it the anniversary of the date it sank many years ago off Cobh during the 1st World War.
The weather wasn’t good on this day, because it was windy and wet but we enjoyed the experience equally. However I can advise other people to visit this town at this time the museums are filled with interesting topics. We ate in a restaurant and watched the ships in the sea. A great and relaxing day.”
Exams are lurking just around the corner for many of our students. Teachers and students are working hard to ensure that our group of high achieving students will reach their goal.
We have complied a list of exam tips that may be useful for those who are approaching exams in the next few weeks.
- Give yourself enough time to study – Last minute cramming is less effective than information that is ingrained in the mind through studying in advance
- Practice on old exam papers – Previous exam papers are a useful insight into what your actual exam will be like and are also useful to identify areas that need improvement.
- Productivity – Make every minute of study time count. Avoid procrastination.This is when you do everything else but the task you need to do! You can reward yourself afterward if you are productive during your designated study time.
- Take regular study breaks – Allow yourself to take a break from study sessions. Your concentration levels will wane as your brain becomes tired.
- Eat well – Eat food that is known to assist with brainpower and try not to be tempted by junk food.
- Hydrate – It’s a well-known fact that dehydration has a negative effect on the brains’ performance, so make sure to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
- Work Space – Organise your work space so that it’s tidy and comfortable. It is much more enticing to study in an environment that is suited exactly to your personal study needs. For example, make sure that you have a suitable chair, table and adequate lighting.
- Sleep – Make sure that you get adequate sleep. You cannot study or perform well in an exam if you are sleep deprived.
The Day of the Exam
1. On the morning of the exam, allow yourself sufficient time to arrive at the exam centre. You do not want the added pressure of rushing on the morning of an exam.
2. Make sure that you have read all the exam guidelines in advance and that you have all the necessary requirements to enter the exam room, for example, your photo identification and any other necessary documentation.
3. Try to forget about everything else that is going on in your life for a few hours and channel all your concentration solely on the exam. Go in with a clear mind and a positive attitude. YES YOU CAN!
All the team here at ACET want to take this opportunity to wish all our students the very best of luck in their upcoming exams. We know that you will all do great!!