Congratulations Saoirse Noonan

A huge congrats to Saoirse Noonan, 5th year student, who was awarded Under 17 International Women’s Player of the Year by the FAI on Sunday night. This is a huge achievement and we are so proud of Saoirse. Saoirse is a capable and committed student and is a wonderful role model for the Junior students. She plays with the school senior soccer team and is admired by her teammates and coaches for her dedication, committment and abilities. Well done Saoirse.

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La Gaeilge

Today is La Gaeilge and all the Leaving Cert students are busy working on their oral Irish in preparation for the Oral exams next week. We would like to wish all of our students the best of luck in the coming weeks with their oral exams.

 

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge buailte linn!
The Irish Department are organising activities to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge this week.
  • The first and second years will be decorating their classrooms.
  • The TY’s are organising a shamrock hunt for first years for the last two classes Wednesday 15th.
  • The first years will have a concert first two classes on Thursday 16th from 10:10 to 11:30.

Please encourage all students to “caint as gaeilge” as much as possible throughout the week and teachers too!

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French Week in School

Last week, a number of initiatives took place in the school with a view to immersing the students in French Culture and language.

On Monday 6th March, a language theatre company presented a show in French for our Transition Year students. The students really enjoyed the show which was full of action, songs and comedy!

Six students took part in the show. They played the roles of detectives who were investigating the mysterious disappearance of Madame Robert’s dogs from L’Hôtel Nobert. Our student actors were Roisin Spillane, Rachel Compagno, Emily Shannon, Savani Kodilkar, Karen Yamedjeu and Anna Nunan. Well done girls!

On Tuesday 7th March, the entire 5th Year French group went to see a French Film for French Film Festival

On Friday 10th March, we had Leaving Cert French/German Oral Day whereby students concentrated on French and German language for the entire day and had practice orals during the day.

Well done to all the teachers involved in organising these wonderful events.

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Mental Health March

Mental Health March is beginning in the school today

  • Our Senior students opened Mental Health March today, addressing the full student body on the intercom with a positive mental health message and a song – “Lean on me”
  • The theme for the month is CKSS – Christ King Standing Strong
  • There are a number of activities planned for the week to include guest speakers and whole school events:Aware will come in to talk to some of our 5th year students with a “Beat the Blues” workshop.
  • Karen Underwood, singer will talk to the TY students about promoting positive mental health.
  • Pat Fitz, singer will play for the entire school community on Thursday 16th March for the afternoon. All students are encouraged to wear an orange or yellow top on this day.
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Congratulations to our Team Maths Leaving Certs 2017

Congratulations to four of our Leaving Cert students who recently took part in the Team Maths Competition. The girls did extremely. Thanks also to their teacher, Ms Gillian Mulcahy, who accompanied the girls that evening.
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Jennifer Ohia wins Silver Ticket to Junk Kouture Regional Final March 2017

Huge congratulations to TY student, Jennifer Ohia, who recently won a silver ticket to the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Regional Finals. Jennifer made the beautiful creation herself out of recyclable materials. Jennifer is now going forward to the Regional Final which takes place in Limerick on 10th March 2017. Now in its seventh year, the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open to students nationwide, entries for 2017 surpassed all expectations making it the biggest competition to date.

We wish Jennifer the very best of luck in the next round of the competition.

 

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Trip to Calcutta February 2017

Ten of our fifth year students travelled to Calcutta over the February mid-term break with their teachers Ms Sarah Curtin, Ms Maire O’Brien and Mr Fergal O’Leary. This trip was in conjunction with the HOPE Foundation. HOPE is dedicated to promoting the protection of street & slum children primarily in Kolkata (Calcutta), and the most underprivileged in India, to promote immediate and lasting change in their lives.The girls had been working extremely hard over the last 18 months to fundraise for the trip. The students who travelled witnessed, first-hand, the work of HOPE and the extremities of life in Kolkata. Supported throughout their time in India, the students were introduced to poverty, the realities of street children and the joy of HOPE. The students spent time visiting HOPE projects, interacting with children and adolescents who are in HOPE supported projects and immersing themselves in Indian culture. Our students will remember the experience for the rest of their lives, and become more aware of their place in society and how they can make the world a better place by caring for people who are less well off than themselves.

I would like to pay a special tribute to all of the students who travelled to Kolkata as they showed amazing maturity, compassion and committment while they were in India. They also fundraised a substantial sum of money, which will be donated to the various HOPE projects. It is a hugely positive and life-changing experience. It gives students the opportunity to engage in experiences not available in the classroom, encourages greater independence and enhances social and cultural development. Well done girls

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Parents’ Council Table Quiz

The annual Parent’s Council Table Quiz will take place on Thursday March 23rd in the South County bar in Douglas at 8pm. Tables of 4 are €40. All proceeds raised will go to school projects. It is always a great night so we would encourage everyone to attend – students and parents welcome.

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Congratulations to Aoife O’Sullivan

Warmest congratulations to TY student, Aoife O’Sullivan, who was recently presented with the very prestigious of scoring the top History result in Ireland in her Junior Certificate. Aoife travelled to Dublin with her parents to collect the award. What a wonderful achievement. Well done to Aoife.

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