27th November 2015

UCD ENTRANCE SCHOLARS AWARDS CEREMONY

Well done to Jesvin Joe Jimmy and Carrie Thorpe, two Leaving Certificate students from the class of 2015, who were recently acknowledged at the UCD Entrance Scholars Awards Ceremony.  A commemorative plaque was presented to the school to mark this achievement.  UCD Entrance Scholars are first year students recognised for their academic achievement who have achieved 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate.  These awards are part of a range of UCD initiatives put in place to recognise exceptional students when they join, as well as those who develop their talents while studying at UCD. 

ENGINEERING TRIP

Sixth Year Engineering students recently visited United Caps plastics production plant in Charlesland to look at their production methods and products. Many thanks to Richard Thompson for taking time out of his day to give the students a very informative visit which will give them an appreciation for the real industrial application for some of the topics they study on the Leaving Certificate Engineering syllabus. The students continued on from Greystones to Kylemore Karting to do some research on this year's Leaving Certificate project which is to design and make a kart. We spoke to the mechanics there and took some pictures before putting the karts to the test. Great fun was had by all. 

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

The Religion Department are currently collecting items for Christmas hampers in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.  These hampers will go to people in the local community.  Students are encouraged to bring in at least one item by December 4th to help this worthy cause. 

IRISH DANCING

Well done to Chloe Davidson in fifth year, who recently danced in the CRDM Leinster Championship and was placed first in the over 18 preliminary championship.  Congratulations on this wonderful achievement Chloe! 

THANK YOU

Well done to Transition Year students who helped out in the recent Tesco bag pack in aid of Pieta House.  Their support and contribution on the day were very much appreciated by the Give Together and Be At Your Best Programmes within the Bank of Ireland. 

CROSS COUNTRY

Well done to the students who ran in the recent Cross Country event in Deputy’s Pass Glenealy.  Congratulations to Lucy McCabe who came 6th in the girls’ race and to Troy Scully who came 2nd in the boys’ race. 

SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE WEEK

‘Spirit of Enterprise’ week was recently celebrated in the school.  A number of activities took place in the school, including industrial visits for first and second year students and a Transition Year interschool quiz.  The school bank will be up and running very soon.  The Pop Up Shop has been a great success and the students have shown true entrepreneurial and managerial skills in the day-to-day running of the shop.  RTE News2Day visited the shop and spoke to the students involved; discussing the products they have for sale and their experiences of the working world.  Check out the interview on the RTE Player.  Well done to all involved! 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Music students in the school have had a busy few weeks.  The second year Music class provided the music for the annual Remembrance Service in the school, with sixth year students performing on Primary School Transition Day.  A massive thank you to all the music students who sang in Greystones for the recent switching on of the Christmas lights.  They were a credit to themselves and to the school.  Upcoming events in December include carols in the church with Kilcoole Primary School, the annual carol service in the school and Christmas carols in the GP area for all students.  Transition Year Music students will be visiting the nursing home in Greystones, with the first module of bodhrán making nearing completion. 

SECOND YEAR PTS MEETING

A reminder to parents and guardians of Second Year students that the annual Parent Teacher Student meeting takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday, December 3rd from 4.15pm until 6.45pm.  Classes will finish at 3.30pm to facilitate this.


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