10th February 2017


The school celebrated Healthy Eating Week last week.  The week was organised by the Student Council and the focus for this year was on Fibre.  The Student Council spoke at assembly during the week and outlined how teenagers can increase fibre in their diet.  They also outlined healthy high fibre snacks that can be eaten on the go.  There was free fruit available all week outside exam centres and in the GP area for staff and students.  TY students ran a Healthy Eating Quiz for 1st year tutor groups.  The Home Economics Department ran a Healthy Eating cookery competition for 1st years where students had to make a fibre dish, and all first year Home Economics students learned how to make homemade high fibre brown bread in class. 


On Friday February 3rd, over 200 students displayed over 100 projects in the Scifest@School competition.  Many thanks to past pupils Seán O Toole and Jodie Martin who returned to judge the entries, and to Viktoria from Anyone 4 Science and George Porter from CFO who also judged the projects.  The winners in first year were: 1st Place – Taylor Brandon, Chloe Byrne and Erin Brady; 2nd Place – Siobhan D’Arcy, Amy Martin and Lauren Heatly; 3rd Place – Aoife Reilly and Lucy Bateson; Best Communicator – Vicki Breen Harris and Bernard Edwards; Best Visual Display – Lucy Toomey.  The winners I second year were: 1st Place – Kayla Devlin and Casey Finnerty; 2nd Place – Jack Brady and Alex Brady; 3rd Place – Stevie Stokes, Gemma Hyland and Niamh Coster; Highly Commended – Aoife Bradley and Kuba Hamdona; Best Communicator – Matthew Hudson.  Well done to all students who took part! 


The Senior Cycle Options Information Night takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday February 16th at 8pm.  All parents and guardians of third year students are invited to attend.  The importance of making the correct choice for Senior Cycle makes this a key event in the school calendar.  Parents had the opportunity to ask questions about the different options available to students and inform themselves fully of the different programmes of Leaving Certificate preparation.  


The Transition Year school bank is currently in operation under the leadership and management of Rachel Kinsella in fourth year.  All students are welcome to come and open an account, lodge money or get some financial advice every Thursday at lunchtime in F17. Many thanks to Mary and Denise in Bank of Ireland Greystones for their support. 


The cast and crew of this year’s CCA musical are hard at work rehearsing for the show, which takes place in March. Please contact the Mermaid Arts Centre to enquire about tickets on (01) 272 4030 for the show, which will run from Wednesday March 8th to Friday March 10th inclusive.

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