Variety Show.

The Annual Variety Show is in aid of Alone and Temple Street Hospital this year. It takes place on Tuesday 9 May at 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall. Tickets are now on sale : €6 for students, €8 for adults and €20 for a family of four.


Heads Up!

Thanks to Ms Tynan for sending in photos of her first year sculptures.
They had to make a clay sculpture based around what was inside their head and the results were very impressive.
These two are a sample of their great work. Well done to Ms Tynan and 1D.

First cap for Darragh.

Congratulations to Darragh Bolger who received his first full cap against England. The final score was Ireland 29 England 17. Darragh has a bright future ahead with Leinster and Ireland.


¡Enhorabuena chicos!

The second years who study Spanish had a talk by the Education Adviser from the Spanish Embassy in Ireland. He talked about different aspects of Spanish culture such as food, literature, history as well as discussing some facts about the Spanish economy. At the end of the talk the students had a quiz in groups to test their understanding.

The talk was greatly enjoyed by students. Here is a picture of the proud winners with their diplomas. ¡Enhorabuena chicos!


Bond Traders.

TY Business students went to the Heilix today to participate in a Bond trading workshop and competition. Congratulations to Hannah O’ Flaherty, Colm O’Connor, Luke Clancy and Robert Richmond on coming 6th in the Bank of Ireland bond trading competition for North County Dublin. Congratulations to Suzannah Quinn on winning a spot prize of two Rugby tickets. Well done to all TY Business students that took part and thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms Breen.


Pride in the mud.

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!

Well done Christopher!

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.


Science through Spanish.

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.


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