16th October2015

OPEN NIGHT 2015

Preparations are underway for this year’s annual ‘Open Night’ which takes place tomorrow, Thursday October 22nd, where we welcome prospective and current parents and members of our community to visit our school.  Students and staff will be showcasing the range of academic, extra-curricular and sporting activities which take place in our school, as well as the work of our student council, our choir, dancing, drama and the many more roles our students play in their rich and diverse school life.  

WELL DONE

Well done to Josie Connors O'Brien in fifth year, who was awarded a National Education Award at an event in Dublin City Council last week. She was awarded a gold medal to acknowledge her Results in her Junior Certificate Exams and was presented with her award by Minister Aodhan O'Riordan at the event organised by Exchange House.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Carrie Thorpe has been awarded the JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship, in recognition of her excellent Leaving Certificate results, in which she obtained five A1s and one A2, resulting in a total of 615 points.  This award provides Carrie with a bursary of €6,750 per annum for the duration of her undergraduate course.  Carrie is currently studying medicine at University College Dublin.  The ceremony will take place on Saturday November 21st in the University of Limerick, and will be attended by JP McManus, Ms Jan O Sullivan (Minister for Education and Skills) among many other dignitaries.  Carrie will also be accompanied by her family and School Principal.  

RUGBY NEWS

Well done to Conor Dole in Transition Year who has been selected in a 30 man playing squad which will compete in the Shane Horgan Challenge over the remainder of this season.  Conor has been part of the Leinster Metro rugby squad since last year, coming through the final trial last May and he was also included in the summer training programme which he completed successfully.

DEBATING

Well done to Sophie Heaton, Kuba Hamdona and Lucy Phipps-Rooney who represented 1SML and won a recent inter class debate in First Year English.  The team spoke for the motion that boys and girls should be educated together.  Well done also to Lucy Shortt who was awarded the prize of Best Speaker.  Many thanks to Ms Reilly who adjudicated the debate.

COUNTY FOOTBALL

Well done to Rachel Carty in second year who scored 4 goals in a recent match with the Newtown Girls Football team.  The team then went on to win the U14 ‘B’ championship in the Wicklow County League last week.

STUDY SKILLS

Last week was Study Skills week in the school.  Each teacher set aside a class period to highlight the importance of developing good note-making and mind mapping skills to the students.

PARENT TEACHER MEETING

A reminder to all parents and guardians of sixth year students that their parent/teacher/student meeting will take place on Thursday 5th November from 4.15p.m. to 6.45p.m.  Classes for all students will finish at 3.30p.m. to facilitate this meeting.  

MIDTERM BREAK

Our school will be closed for the annual autumn mid-term break from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October.  We wish everyone a happy and healthy break and look forward to seeing our students on their return to school on Monday 2nd November. Many thanks to staff, students and parents for their hard work since the beginning of this autumn term.


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