Tickets for our fun 60s musical are now on sale. The shows are from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 April. Tickets always sell out quickly so be ready! They are five euro for students, seven for an adult and seventeen euro for a family of two adults and two children.
The Prefects are asking all students to wear imaginative footwear on Wednesday 22 March to raise funds for ‘Walk in My Shoes’. They will be visiting classrooms to collect two euro which will go towards supporting teenagers with mental health issues.
Yesterday Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G represented our school at the All-Ireland Cross-Country Championship in Mallusk Co. Antrim. Unfortunately Maximilian Kelly 1F couldn’t compete in his race due to a conflicting important soccer match – there is always next year!
Aaron and Craig were both competing in the same race the Inter Boys 5,200m. With a large amount of rain that morning and the previous days the course was very heavy underfoot with many athletes losing their footwear! They raced against 127 competitors and both finished with pride after a very long and tough hilly race – Aaron finished 45th and Craig finished 57th. The running club and school are very proud of both boys and their achievements in this sport, they are an inspiration to the younger athletes in our club! We look forward to the track and field season – training has already started!
Congratulations to Christopher McFadden who has been informed by the German Embassy that his exceptional performance in his JC German has qualified him for a Scholarship to study in Germany. Christopher finished in the top 25 in Ireland. Congratulations also of course to his teacher, Ms Gaffney.
Last week, some 5th year students studying Spanish accompanied by their teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Ms. Leggett, went to the Spanish Institute in Dublin 2. We attended a course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Spanish. Students rotated through 4 different lab-tables in which they performed different experiments with ingredients such as milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit. These experiments were coordinated by four scientists from the SEBBM (the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society).
The students really enjoyed combining their Science knowledge and Spanish and there was a great excitement when students managed to fry an egg using cold ethanol and made an egg bounce like a rubber ball with the use of vinegar!
We hope this trip inspired students to see the uses of studying a foreign language in school and how it can be used in a very wide variety of career paths.
Well done to the students who bagpacked in Dunnes Stores and sold lollipops to raise funds to research Oesophageal cancer. Thanks to Ms Woods for organising the events.
Numeracy week takes place from Monday 6 March. It aims to further raise awareness of the importance of problem solving skills and how they can be applied in everyday situations. There will be puzzles to be solved, prizes to be won and the unveiling of our Numeracy Board.
Thanks to the Numeracy Committee of teachers and Mr Murphy’s Numeracy Team of TY students.
Visit the library during the week and look out for the table in the assembly Hall on Friday.
As part of our numeracy week there will be a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ challenge, the winner will be the person who guesses correctly or who is closest to.
The jar of sweets will be displayed in the assembly hall on Friday and email Ms Maguire with your answer. One entry per student. Good luck.
There will be a treasure hunt around the school on Friday clue sheets will be available from the library.
Congratulations to the First Year Soccer Team who defeated St Declan’s, Cabra 2-0 today in the North Dublin League Final. Well done to Mr Croghan and Mr Curran, their mentors.
The HSE Vaccinations for First Year Boys take place in the school on Monday 6th March. Consent forms went home with students on Tuesday 28 February and are to be returned signed whether participating or not by Friday 3 March.
Any questions should be directed to the HSE:
www.immunisation.ie or call 01 8164259