30th September 2016


The annual sponsored 10K walk/run/sports activity day is taking place today, Wednesday October 5th.  All students and staff will participate in this event and it is also hoped that many parents and members of the local community will join us on the day.  The students will follow two different routes.  Third and fourth year students will do the coastal walk to Greystones, while 1st and 2nd year students will do the coastal walk towards Newcastle.  The 10km run is open to 5th and 6th year students, who also have the option of taking part in a sports activity day in the school.  As part of the event, students are being asked to raise a minimum of €10 sponsorship from family and friends.  


Many thanks to all members of our school community who participated and helped out for Open Night recently.  The school welcomed pupils from all of our feeder schools to sample the subjects and see the facilities that are on offer here.  The night concluded with the debut performance of the Transition Year Ukulele Group along with all the Music students in a rendition of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘Riptide’.  Well done to all involved!


Transition Year students have recently participated in a new Irish day course and team building exercise.  The ‘Moontour’ course is newly established and operates from Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.  During the day, the students went kayaking in the harbour, composed a photo story, relaxed with some yoga and competed in a Jenga tournament, all through the medium of Irish.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and had the chance to use their ‘cúpla focal’!  


Best wishes to all our Transition Year students who will be taking part in two weeks’ work experience from Monday October 17th.  We wish them well and hope they gain some insightful experience into the world of work.   


There will be an Information Night for all parents and guardians of sixth year students on Wednesday October 19th at 7.30p.m.  This meeting is being held to give parents information regarding careers and college placements, while also informing them about the CAO process.  


The annual Maths Week is taking place this week.  There are plenty of activities taking place during the week to encourage our budding 'Einsteins' to put their Maths skills into practice, including a treasure hunt with first years, a mental arithmetic competition with second years, a maths and global issues competition with Transition Year students and a maths maze for all students to attempt during break time.  There is also a Puzzle of the Day competition, with winners being announced every morning. 


The cast have now been chosen for the school musical ‘Calamity Jane’, which is taking place in the Mermaid Arts Centre from Wednesday March 8th to Friday March 10th 2016.  Congratulations and best wishes to all! 


The Parent/Teacher/Student meeting for third year students will take place on Thursday October 13th from 4.15p.m. to 6.45p.m.  All students and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend.  Classes for students will finish at 3.30p.m.

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