There is a full Transition-year update on the TY notices section of the website here.
Mr. McNeive has written an account of the recent successes of the Volleyball teams in the school. There are photos in the stream on the right and the full account can be read here.
The variety show, One Night Only, is taking place on Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are €6 for a student/O.A.P’s, 2 for €10, adults are €8 and a family (2 adults and 2 students) is €20. Tickets are selling out fast so buy them quickly. They will be sold throughout the week at break times. There is also a surprise teacher act on the night so make sure you are there.Tickets will NOT be on sale at the door. Proceeds go to Chernobyl Children International.
The Walk in my Shoes fundraiser will be held on Wednesday 26th March – Students and teachers who bring in €2 can wear their shoes in as funky a way as they wish. Funds raised will help provide: Mental health services to vulnerable young adults who otherwise could not afford them, Provide a Support & Information Line manned by mental health professionals and Enhance existing Young Adult Services at St. Patrick’s University Hospital.
Class 3G write “On Wednesday the 5th of March 2014 our C.S.P.E. class, 3G went on a visit to the Zoo with Ms. Moran and Ms. Maher as apart of our C.S.P.E. action project. When we arrived at the Zoo on Wednesday morning our class went to the Educational Center to meet our tour-guide, Orlagh. Orlagh told us about the animal we wanted to see, the Orangutans. Orlagh also told us that in the last ten years over half of the population of Orangutans has become extinct because of the cutting down of rain forests for the use of palm oil. Each year around 18 million tonnes of palm oil is produced and shipped around the world. Palm oil is used in most things we use daily for example palm oil is in VO5 shampoo, Lynx spray, Simple cream and flora butter. As apart of our action project we wanted to adopt an Orangutan, we also would like for people in our school community to try to use an alternative to a product that has palm oil in it. This will help save the orangutans and many other animals natural habitats.”
Watch our students and teachers, featured on the evening news, on RTÉ recently (here).
HSE Vaccinations, Tuesday March 25th: MMR, 1st and 2nd years, HPV, 1st and 6th year girls, Tdap, 1st year boys. Some parents/guardians have received correspondence from the HSE – please read it carefully. If you are involved please do not organise anything else on that day. The school facilitates the time and space for the vaccinations. All queries about the vaccination itself are to be referred to the Health Service Executive, Coolock 01-816 4259.
There will be an information meeting on Thursday March 20th for all students and parents who have expressed an interest in committing to the 2015 Lesotho project. The meeting will be in the school assembly hall at 7.30 and at least one parent / guardian should attend.
2K: CSPE Action Project
Mr. Clarke writes…“This is a video by 2K CSPE class in which the nightmare of waking up in school in a very questionable ‘onesie’ is used to promote the concept of bringing the good energy saving habits of home with us to school. This is a small part of a major survey and awareness raising project which 2K are organising to help save energy in our school. It will be submitted to the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition as a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch shortly. Thanks to the students of 2K and Mr McDermott and to all who took time to fill out the survey.”