Fáilte & Welcome
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
Transition Year students from 4.2 enjoyed the great experience of witnessing the Credentials ceremony at Áras An Uachtaráin on Thursday, April 28th. New Ambassadors from Mozambique, El Salvador and Nepal handed in their Credentials to President Higgins. Each student got to greet President Higgins and enjoyed a small reception with refreshments after a tour of the Aras. Emma Wakeham made it extra special by performing a piece of music on the grand Piano in the reception room.
Click here for the 5th, 2nd and 1st Year summer 2017 exam schedules. Please check the notice board each morning just in case a change of venue has been necessary. During each exam, remember to always HUG your questions! Go n-éirí go geal libh.
As you may be aware, our school has been allocated an additional deputy principal post from this academic school year and we are delighted that we will benefit from this important leadership and management resource.
As part of the selection process we would like to consult with you, the parents of our students, at this time and offer you the opportunity of completing the attached form (Parents’ Consultation for Appointment of Deputy Principal).
Ms. Laffoy distributed a hard copy of this form to all those who attended last Monday’s Parents’ Association meeting. The deadline for return of the form is on Monday 13th and these forms can be emailed, posted or handed into the office.
We value your contribution to this positive new development for our school.
On the 30th of January 2017 a group of 6th year students went to hear the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall. We started the day off in school and got the bus into town so we could be the first people in the National Concert Hall and get good seats. We went to see the orchestra play a piece of music composed by Tchaicovsky called the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. The overture is a piece of music which we are studying for our Leaving Cert which proved to be really beneficial. A presenter had the orchestra play a certain piece of the work and gradually added in instruments which allowed us to hear a breakdown of everything that was happening all at once. We saw how much detail was put into the composition of the work and also got to enjoy a full performance of the work once everything had been explained. The performance was phenomenal and it was great to see such experienced performers live on stage.
The event finished earlier than expected so while we were out and about we decided to go and see the Brian Boru Harp in Trinity College as it is one of the most famous and antique Irish instruments to date. We got to have a look around the museum and lucky for us the Harp was in the room next to the Book of Kells so we also got a bit of a history lesson while we were out and about! The Harp was stored in a huge glass cabinet in a really dull room which used to be a library. There were statues of famous Irish people and the room was humungous with endless arches filled with old books. It was a very successful day out and none of it would have happened without the amazing planning and organising of Ms. Doyle! Dana Dempsey.