From an 'Ancient Roman Dinner Party' to 'Surviving the Holocaust', History Week this year looks amazing. Don't forget to visit the 1916 Case Studies exhibition, on display all week in the library.
Click here for History Week Timetable 2016-17
Congratulations to Sinéad Ellison (Class of 2016) who was awarded a Naughton Scholarship which promotes the study of engineering, science, technology and mathematics at third level. Each year, a number of exceptional students in Ireland are awarded scholarships to study at undergraduate level. Sinéad is currently studying Engineering in UCD having achieved fantastic results in her Leaving Certificate this year. Well done, Sinéad!
Sinéad Ellison with her Physics teacher Dr. Young
and above Sinéad with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
at the award ceremony for the Naughton scholarships.
On Tuesday 13th September, we celebrated Roald Dahl Day with fun activities in class and at the library. We had quizzes, games, film screenings and decorative bunting, and the highlight of the day were the golden tickets, hidden at random under seats in classrooms throughout the school. And of course, there were prizes for those who found the golden tickets. Thanks to Ms Lea, Ms Corcoran, Ms Barragry and Ms Keating from the English department and to Ms Morrissey (Librarian) for all the good times. Enjoy below a selection of photos of the day:
This year, we celebrated our 'One School One Book Week' from 12 - 16 September. Our book, No and Me by Delphine de Vigan was winner of the prestigious Booksellers’ Prize in France. It is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal. Strong characters, a focus on friendships/relationships and a contemporary storyline add up to an engaging and interesting read.
Reading took place each day for the last 10 minutes of each class, with many students finishing the book before the end of the week. Overall it was a very successful variation on our earlier projects and both students and staff enjoyed the experience immensely.
Best of luck to:
Eimear Murphy, Eva Glynn, Aoife Cantrell & Anna Clarke who are competing in the Irish heats of the Cambridge Debates in UCD on Saturday 24th September
Aoife Colleran, Emma Dunne, Lara O’Donohue & Róisin Downey who are competing in the 1st round of the Leinster Schools’ Debating Competition in UCD on Tuesday 27th September.