Information Technology Programme

The school is equipped with a dedicated I.T. (Information Technology) room.  It has 30 high spec laptops.  In the room there is also a colour laser printer, a scanner and an interactive white board.  Each student is assigned a laptop in 1st year and works on that computer throughout her 5/6 years in the school.  The school also has digital cameras, a camcorder, a Wii and an Xbox.

During the 1st three years in school the students receive two classes a week in I.T.  The programme runs as follows:

  • 1st Year: Word
  • 2nd Year: PowerPoint
  • 3rd Year: Excel

Each year the students are taken through the basics in the relevant programme.  They then take the Commercial Examining Board (CEB) exam at elementary and/or intermediate level. On passing they receive certification.

As well as the learning the three modules above students are also introduced to basic programming/animation packages.  1st year students are introduced to Pivot – a simple animation package.  2nd years and 3rd years are introduced to packages such as Crazy Talk, SketchUp and Picture Story or any new programmes available.

In senior cycle, students are timetabled for a double class on a Wednesday for 5th years and a Thursday for 6th years.  During this class they can use IT in conjunction with their mainstream subjects.  The CAO applications are also dealt with during this time.


Sample Powerpoint Files

Some sample powerpoint files (.ppsx) that you can download

  1. Art Powerpoint
  2. Halloween Powerpoint
  3. Bennett Powerpoint

Sample Pivot Files

Some sample pivot files the students have created

  • Hailing Zhou girl

  • Lin-Rapunzal Lin Zhou


  • Little Miss Muffet Isabelle Ryan

DISC Logo  Competition


The Dublin Innercity Schools Computerisation programme (DISC) was set up in the 1990’s to try and improve the computerisation skills of inner city Dublin students.  When setting this programme up originally, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) asked schools to submit a logo for the project.  This logo was sent in by a student from Stanhope Street.  It won the competition and was adopted as the logo for the DISC project.