Thank you to our 6th class students who came in to visit the school today. They had an induction to the school including a treasure hunt, table quiz and lunch from the school canteen. Thank you to Ms Keely and Ms Commons for organising the induction and to the Meitheal leaders and canteen staff for coming in to help out.
Best of luck to all our Junior and Leaving Cert students who start their exams on Wednesday morning.
Thank you to the Parents Association for all their hard work in organising our annual auction. Thank you to parents, past parents and students who worked hard over the last 3 days in putting everything together. As always thank you to the community who came out in huge numbers to support and hopefully you all got a few bargains .
Thank you to the Parents Association for all their work in organising the Auction tomorrow. Doors open at 12 with the Auction starting at 1 o clock
2019/20 Captain Aoife Coady Vice Captain Luke Copeland with 2018/19 Captain Emma Doolan and vice captain Sam Downey
Winner Shaunnagh Delaney
Winner Leah Tinclair
Well done to all our students who received awards at our annual awards day.
Student of the year Emma Doolan
TY1 - Diversity Project - This group focused on how we can be more inclusive of all cultures and ethnicities, celebrate diversity and challenge racism and discrimination. The group hosted an event for the TY year group where they prepared a 4 course meal for a students cooking traditional food from Nigeria 🇳🇬, China 🇨🇳, Germany 🇩🇪, Poland 🇵🇱 and Ireland 🇮🇪. Well done to all!
Wednesday 12th April marked an important day in our school calendar. LCVP 5th Year students hosted a Wrap Up Event in the school to celebrate the conclusion of a successful partnership over the school year with Godolphin (Kildangan Stud) as part of the Schools/Business partnership programme. It is the first year where such a partnership has taken place in a formal capacity and has enhanced an already extremely successful LCVP programme in the school.
The Skills at Work involved an initial introduction to the programme by Ciara Devitt (Godolphin) and Orla O’Dwyer (Skills at Work) at the beginning of our school year. The year then proceeded to include a site visit to Kildangan Stud where students met with fantastic staff from all areas of employment in the stud who went through, in detail about a “day in the life of that career” in which they worked. Students also got a memorable tour of the stud which was a highlight of the visit. The programme also included help with CV preparation and career planning which then concluded with formal interviews in the school and advice and tips for students for going forward in interview situations.
The event on April 12th was a fantastic opportunity for students to say thank you to Godolphin who were a fantastic business to work with during the year. The school would especially like to thank Ciara Devitt (Godolphin) for her extremely hard work in co-ordinating the programme during the year and also Joe Osborne (Managing Director Godolphin) for giving his time to our students especially during the stud visit and also in attending the Wrap Up Event and presentation of certificates in our school. The school would also like to thank Orla O’Dwyer (Skills at Work) for her help throughout the year.
Best of luck to all our 6th years who graduate this evening. Thank you to the staff, parents and families for your support along their journey.
The annual auction takes place this Sunday starting at 12 o clock. The parents association put a huge amount of time and effort in to organising the event all for the benefit of the students . If any students or parents are available for a couple of hours anytime on Friday between 2-8 , Saturday 10-4 or Sunday between 11-4 they will welcome your help. Volunteers can give their name to Mr Murphy in the school, ring the school on 045 528196 or contact any of the organisers. Many hands make light work.
The Naughton Scholarship is still open for application. It is a scholarship for students who are planning on entering a degree programme in Science,Technology and Engineering. The closing date has been extended to Friday 31st May. Applications can be made via www.thenaughtonfoundation.ie
The Department of Education have provided some further clarification specifically for the attention of candidates and their parents/guardians in relation to online marking . This is available https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=omd
Maynooth for University are running a Computer Science summer camp for students ages 13-18. It runs from 9.30 to 1.00pm Mon-Fri. Three blocks run. Week 1 is 24 June-2 July. Week 2, 1 July- 5 July. Week 3, 8 July 8 July 12 July. As a school we have a reduced fee for the week of €50. Any student interested can apply through MrMcNeive. Details available here http://www.nuim.ie/computer-science/summer-camps
The Department of Education has announced the Professor Campbell Bursary. This is for students planning on studying science in college. To be eligible you must attend a DEIS school, be exempt from the Leaving Certificate fees and be studying at least 2 science subjects 1 of which must be Biology. Any students who are in this category can download the application forms here
The Parents Association are holding their auction this Sunday 26th May. Doors open at 12 with Auction at 1pm. Items can be dropped off ay the school on Friday between 2pm and 4pm and between 5pm and 8 pm and Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you would like items collected you can contact Ali on 085 7166725, Francis 085 8243504 or Carmel 085 8640734
Best of luck to the TY’s and staff taking part in their charity soccer match tomorrow. 1st and 2nd year students interested in watching the match are asked to bring in €2 (if they haven’t already done so). All money raised will be divided equally between Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis. 3rd, 5th and 6th years will have classes as normal during the match.