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Here at Dominican College, we strive to support, develop and realise each individual's full potential in a Catholic environment.

Our Roman Catholic traditional motto - Veritas - permeates and imbues all aspects of school life - academic and personal.

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Dominican College 1st Year Awards 2009

 

1st Year Awards 2009

Environmental Awards
Nominations

Caitríona Bregazzi 1.4

Aíne O'Donoghue 1.4

Christie Toney 1.4


Junior Public Speaking Award
Nominations

Team A

Laititia Close 1.3

Niamh Chambers 1.3

Rebecca Wynne Walsh 1.3


Team C

Carla Supple 1.4

Sadhbh Candon 1.4

Sarah Keenan 1.4

Christie Toney 1.4


Team D

Rebecca Kenna 1.3

Ellen Stynes 1.3

Katie Dawson 1.2

The overall winners:


Team B

Aisling Bergin 1.1

Grace Beirne 1.1

Sophie Byrne 1.1

Sporting Achievement Awards 2009

Badminton

Aoife Murphy 1.3

Basketball

Mairead Scollan 1.3

Gaelic Football

Ashley O'Sullivan 1.3

Soccer

Jane Daly 1.2

Tennis

Laetitia Close 1.3

First Year Sports Person of the Year

Laetitia Close 1.3


Class Representative /
Student Council Awards 2009
Nominations

Sarah Dillon 1.1

Claire Delaney 1.1

Blaithín MacHale 1.1

Claire Dunne 1.2

Gemma Seery 1.2

Rebecca Wynne Walsh 1.3

Rebecca O'Reilly 1.3

Claire Seery 1.3

Aíne O'Donoghue 1.4

Sarah Keenan 1.4

Prefect Attendance

Nominations

Sarah Dillon 1.1

Aisling Monaghan 1.1

Hayley Cahill 1.2

Leanne Dunne 1.2

Dearbhla Finnegan 1.2

Caitriona O'Hare 1.2

Niamh Chambers 1.3

Martha Hanley 1.3

Aoife Murphy 1.3

Niamh Witter 1.3

Aíne O'Donoghue 1.4

Carla Supple 1.4

Prefect School Journal
Nominations

Mary Byrne 1.1

Orla Curran 1.1

Rachael Kellegher 1.1

Blaithín MacHale 1.1

Mahita Darbha 1.2

Sinead Kellett 1.2

Kate O'Brien 1.2

Gemma Seery 1.2

Niamh Chambers 1.3

Hannah Copeland 1.3

Martha Hanley 1.3

Sally-Anne Murphy 1.3

Caitríona Bregazzi 1.4

Karen Delaney 1.4

Dominican College 6th Year Awards 2009

6th Year Awards 2009

Ghaeil Linn Debates
Saoirse Ní Bhaoill
Catherine Caulfield
Laura Anne Ní Cheallaigh

Sporting Achievement Awards 2009

Basketball

Overall Winner – Laura McGrath 6.4

Gaelic Football

Overall Winner – Arlene Cushen 6.2

Sports Person of the Year 2009
Deirdre O’Donoghue 6.2

Individual Class Awards
Eimear Dyer 6.1
Niamh Burns 6.2
Lauren Casey 6.3
Rebecca Power 6.4
Anna-Victoria Poulsen 6.5

Perfect Attendance
Jessica Sheekey 6.4

Good Citizenship Award Winner 2009
Denise McCarthy 6.1

Academic Subject Awards

English

Overall Winner – Philippa MacHale 6.4

Gaeilge

Overall Winner – Louise Spellacy 6.4

Mathematics

Overall Winner – Louise Spellacy 6.4

French

Overall Winner – Niamh Kearney 6.1

German

Overall Winner – Irene Dempsey 6.1

Spanish

Overall Winner – Annmarie Judge 6.3

History

Overall Winner – Louise Spellacy 6.4

Geography

Overall Winner – Ciara Burke 6.5

Biology

Overall Winner – Niamh Kearney 6.4

Chemistry


Overall Winner – Ruth Bone 6.3

Physics

Overall Winner – Niamh Kearney 6.4

Home Economics

Overall Winner – Dearbhla Quinn 6.2

Art


Overall Winner – Caryn Chan 6.5

Music

Overall Winner – Louise Keogh 6.1

Business

Overall Winner – Ruth Bone 6.3

Accounting

Overall Winner – Louise Spellacy 6.4

Academic Student of the Year 2009
Louise Spellacy 6.4

2nd Year Business Studies Advertisement Competition Winners

Do you watch the Apprentice?

In Ms Mohan’s and Ms Tracy’s 2nd year Business Studies classes a competition was held to design front of a children’s cereal box, as was the task one week in the Apprentice.

The Winners were Gillian Murtagh, Sarah Roche, Aisling Reid and Nicoleta Sipos with their “Moon Flakes” design.


A close second were Eleanor O’Brien, Sorcha Nolan, Lorna Collins and Aoife Keogh for their “Teddyos” design.


Well done to all the girls for their entries.

Berlin 2009

All 39 of us arrived at the airport excited and ready to go. We said goodbye to our parents (we pushed them out the door) and headed to the Aer Lingus check-in area. After an enjoyable flight we landed in sunny Berlin where we met our tour guide Tatiana.
We headed straight for our Hostel Meininger to check-in; we then headed to Potsdamer Platz for a late lunch. Our first taste of the history of Berlin
was when we went to the museum called the “The Story of Berlin”! There we experienced what had happened during WW2 and the Holocaust and we even got to lie in some of the make-shift beds in the underground nuclear bomb shelter. That night when we went back to the hostel we were given our rooms and then went upstairs for dinner. The food was not the best and so the teachers ordered us all pizzas, which we all really appreciated.

On the second day we took a sightseeing bus tour around Berlin ; here we saw all the different countries embassies and all the different historical sites such as The Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. We stopped off at a Jewish Memorial Site where we got to wander around and take pictures. After that we went to the concentration camp Sachsenhausen just outside Berlin . This was a sad but interesting part of our trip. We were driven back to Berlin where we had lunch. Then the bus left us and we had a walking tour. We headed to Check Point Charlie and on the way we stopped at a Chocolate shop. It was brilliant….everyone bought a life supply of chocolate! We went to the Check Point Charlie
museum which was fun and then we headed to McDonalds for dinner.
The next day we went to a city called Potsdam . We toured two different palaces and then we had two hours free time to get lunch and go shopping. After we went back to Berlin
and had a boat tour of all the different bridges along the river. It was great craic. We then walked to The Reichstag where we went to walk the dome at the top. The view was amazing it was worth the long walk and wait. We went to the “Hard Rock Café” that night for dinner. It was delicious. They had old songs playing in the background and we all sang along (including the waiters) to Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer!


On our last full day in Berlin
we went to “My Tropical Island”. It was an indoor waterpark with a man-made beach and loads of different pools and slides. Everyone had a great time and some of us even got a tan…! We went to a German restaurant nicknamed “The Old Fritz” for dinner, where the food, you would say, was……interesting! That night we took public transport home, the underground. It was a fun experience. We were all exhausted by the time we got back to the hostel and all plans of an all nighter quickly disappeared.
On the morning we were due to fly back home we had a morning of free time where we went shopping and had lunch in the main street in Berlin City . When we got to the airport everyone squeezed their last minute essentials (shoes! ☺) into there already overweight cases..! The flight home was what you would call horrific! However, when we arrived back in rainy Dublin we all wished we were back in Berlin
.


Berlin
was definitely a highlight of TY and a special thanks to our tour leader Ms Karpick and all the other teachers Ms Norris, Ms Delaney and Ms Collins. 
By,
      Orla Croke, Gretchen Gaspari-McGuirk and Emma Mc Mahon