Friendship Week and First Year ‘Settling In Evening’.

We are looking forward to a week of fun and friendship in school this week. There is a non-uniform day on Wednesday and a Concert on Friday which is an opportunity to experience the great depth of  talent in our school.

Sam Maguire will be making an appearance and the First Years will be carrying out their postponed walk in the morning in their county/club jerseys.

The prefects, student council and music students are all contributing. Our message of kindness and empathy will also involve lessons on anti-bullying for our First Years.

First Year Parents and Guardians were invited to a ‘Settling In Evening’ to hear some advice and meet other parents on Monday 23 October. First Years saw a presentation on Online Safety which can be seen here. Links to report online abuse are here.

Webwise is a great site for parents who want to stay a step ahead of social media and for students who want to empower themselves to use social media wisely.

The English texts that were mentioned by Ms Morrisey can be found here.

Power(ful) Points from Ms Kernan’s First Year Class.

Ms Kernan asked 1N to present Powerpoints on energy and was electrified by the the high standard of the science projects.

Joel Kombara did his presentation on the general heading of ‘Energy’
Niall Heeney and Ben Mc Carthy were gas with their ‘Fossil Fuels’
Sarah O’ Flaherty and Leah Foran shone with ‘Solar Energy’. ‘Nuclear Power’ by Emile Meister, Dumebi Nwosu and Darragh Hogan got a great reaction and ‘Water Power’ by Lauren Upton was dam good. (Sad puns supplied by Mr Clarke). Well done to 1N and Ms Kernan. Click on the Powerpoints below to view them:

TY Play.


ty-playThe annual TY play for this year is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austin.

This play is based on five sisters of an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, heartbreak and morality.

A group of Transition year students will be performing on the 30th of November and the 1st of December at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall. 

Tickets will be sold at break time and lunch time in the Assembly Hall. The ticket prices are as follows:

Student – €5
Adult – €7
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) -€12

This unmissable production is only on for two nights so make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible before they are sold out!

Gael Linn award for Head Boy.


Congratulations to Sam Cox our Head Boy who was presented with a prize for his original drama as gaeilge centered around the events of 1916. The following is an excerpt:

Ó Cléirigh: Dúirt mé libh é! Bhí a fhios agam é! Chuala sibh mé.  Bhí sé de cheart againn é a fhagáil faoi Ó Pluingcéad.

Mac Piarais: Céard?!

Ó Chongaile: B’fhéidir go mbeidh sé níos… oiriunní é a léamh i nGaeilge, Padraig. Seans gurb í seo an  noiméaid is tabachtaí i stair na tíre.

Mac Piarais: Ba mhaith libh go rachainn, ar staighre Ard-oifig an Phoist, fógra I mo lámh agam agus é a léamh amach. I nGaeilge.

Ó Cléirigh: Díreach é.

Mac Piarais: Ní thuigfidís mé! Agus cad faoi na Mericeanaigh, agus na Sasanaigh? Beidh siad uile go léir ag gáire fúinn! “Féach orthu! Ní siad fiú in ann abairt a chur le chéile, agus tá said ag iarradh a bparlaimint féin a bheith acu?”

Seachtain Na Gaeilge.

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge our Irish Teachers organised a fun Spelling Bee.

Ravi Gollapolli won first prize, Brendan Fitzsimons won second prize and Megan O’ Connor was in third place.Seachtain

Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí ón idirbhliain a bhuaigh duaiseanna sa chomórtas “spelling bee” as Gaeilgea tharla dé Máirt seo chaite mar pháirt de Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as.