On Monday 6th October, four students attended a Concern Debating Workshop in the Carmelite Community Centre on Aungier Street in Dublin City Centre. Students from schools across the country attended the workshop, which focused on teaching students about researching debates, presenting debates and the skills of refutation and rebuttal. The day ended with a mini-debate where each student presented a one-minute debate on the topic.
Our first Concern Debate takes place on Tuesday 4th November at 7pm in the school. We are hosting the debate against Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, and we are proposing the motion that ‘Critics who threw ‘cold water’ on the ice bucket challenge were unfair.’ We hope to have a good audience for the debate so please come along and support our debaters as they tackle this topical issue.
Our First and Second years managed to avoid the rain this week and completed the Parents’ Association walk on Wednesday. Thanks to the accompanying teachers, parents and students who are to bring in their cards and money to their tutors on Monday.
Mr Dempsey ‘lambasted’ his assembled third years with these interesting facts: Click Here.
Due to the inclement weather the Parents’ Association school walk will now take place next Wednesday 15th October for First and Second years.
Second and Fourth Year students are being made aware of the SciFest competition this week. Dr. Justin Lawler of Qualflow Systems will be giving Second Year students a talk this week about SciFest, a nationwide second level science competition. Dr. Lawler has been a judge at the competition in the past.
The school had an enthusiastic participation in the competition last year, with ten projects entered. We hope to see great uptake again this year. More information is available at scifest.ie.
Here is Mr. Dempsey’s word of the week and his latest mathematical fact: THIRD YEAR ASSEMBLY 6TH OCTOBER 2014
More than twenty Danish students visited our school as part of a cultural exchange programme. They visited classes and were taught the subtleties of hurling before playing volleyball. Thanks to Mr Higgins for organising the visit.
Our First Years were treated to cupcakes with messages suggesting a kind act as part of our Friendship Week activities. Thanks go to Ms O’Toole and her daughters for their baking prowess!
Every student enjoyed a very special conclusion to Friendship Week on Friday thanks to the range and depth of talent of their fellow students. We experienced choirs, impressions, dancing, bands and soloists throughout the day. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll for organising this annual celebration of the talent and fun to be found in our students. Thanks also to Ms McGlynn and Mr Maynes, our sound technicians. Well done to the Transition Year music students for their event management.
Ms Tynan’s Fifth Year art class presented a wonderful mural representing Noah’s Ark to the Parish Centre in Portmarnock.