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TY Business


During TY Mini-Company students are organised into mini-companies.
The students then go through the various stages involved in establishing and running an enterprise of their own..
Forming a company
Generating a Business idea.
Market research
Production
Marketing
Costing & Pricing
Finance
Sales
Evaluation







Library

 Welcome to the Webpage of the Dominican College Secondary School Library.

Librarian: Mrs Kealy.

Drop Everything and Read - A great week encouraging Literacy where everyone in the school (Staff and students) reads for one class period a day. Books can be borrowed from the Library or brought into school.

We would encourage all staff and students to borrow books the week beforehand.

Planned for 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th and 28th September.

All our 16 IPads are now updated to IOS 7.2 and are available for use in the Library except at lunchtime.

 

Book Reviews:

Book Name Reviewer Date 
The Real Rebecca, by Anna Carey                        Sophia Graham (1.1)                 14/05/12
Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones Sarah Owens (4.4) 01/06/13
 Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott Sarah Owens (4.4) 01/06/13
The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott Sarah Owens (4.4) 01/06/13

The Name of This Book is Secret, by  Pseudonymous Bosch         

Sarah Owens (4.4) 01/06/13

 

Aims of the Library

To support the curriculum and the work of both teachers and students 

To promote reading and researching for pleasure and information both electronically and in hard copy format 

To ensure students learn how to use the library enabling them to become independent researchers

Dominican College’s school library stocks thousands of books, but may not always meet everyone’s needs. In this case, the librarian may encourage and help to search for a publication in a local library. The Dublin City Libraries have websites that can be accessed from any internet site.

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 15.40 and Friday 08:30 to 13:00 during the school year.
Supervised Study is facilitated for students in the library from Monday to Thursday: 16.00 to 18.10.

Library Resources

World Book Encyclopaedia is available online

Encyclopaedia Brittanica is also available online

Irish Times Archive available Online

Books & Audio Books for loan, fiction and information

Daily Newspaper - Irish Times on display every day

Music Library sound recordings for loan and for listening in the library

Reference Library Dictionaries , Language Dictionaries, Thesaurus...etc

Four desktop computers for project work

Printing facility at 10 cents a page to cover cost of paper and ink 

Journals/Magazines - a selection covering topics of general and school related interest  (History Ireland, BBC History Magazine and National Geographic) are all available and are fully indexed in the catalogue

Library and Information Skills Classes
Library skills are particularly emphasised during 1st Year students’ reading classes when they first enter the school. 

All 1st Year students receive a class talk and demonstration by the librarian on how to use the library and the facilities available.

New members of staff are offered an induction course to the library and its facilities.

Notice board, at entrance to the library, promotes competitions, cultural events and other items of interest. 

What’s New in the Library?
Scrabble, Chess and Draughts at lunchtime with Mr. McGowne.
  Lunchtime is the perfect time for relaxing with friends or just a winding down on a rainy day. 
World Book Encyclopaedia is available online.
Encyclopaedia Brittanica is available online.
Irish Times Online Archive is also available online www.irishtimes.com/archive
• Book Reviews:
Write a book review of your favourite book. Book reviews will be typed up and put on the inside cover of the book for friends and other readers to see. Reviews will also be published on the school website. Just hand in completed reviews (about two paragraphs) to the librarian when returning the book.

Policy for Book Selection for the Library
The library aims to provide a wide range of books, both fiction and non fiction; books that will educate, extend, and entertain the readers and books that view the world from a number of different perspectives through the medium of prose and poetry. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction books are offered. The library caters for an age group (12-19 year olds) that passes through enormous changes; physically, intellectually and emotionally in the years in secondary school. Students are encouraged to read as widely as possible. However some books are only available to more senior students depending on their content. Parents, as the primary educators, are advised to discuss reading matter with their children.

Fiction Collection
The best of modern English language fiction both of a literary and of a more popular nature is considered for purchase. More ‘light weight’ fiction is also included to encourage reluctant readers to read and also to provide entertainment and relaxation.

The selection process takes the following into consideration:
• Reviews in newspapers and journals
• Browsing in book shops and other libraries
• Suggestions from students and staff
• Ensuring that differing reading tastes are catered for
• The collection is balanced between books for the various age groups between literary and more popular books

Individual books are considered using the following criteria:
• Appearance – is it attractive?
• Plot – are the concerns of the book relevant or appropriate to the readers?
• Language – does the language seem genuine for the characters in the book?
• Does the book stimulate readers to ask questions about themselves and the world around them?

Non-fiction Collection
The non-fiction collection in the library serves two purposes
• It supports the curriculum.
• It provides leisure reading – general interest and hobbies.

The selection process takes the following factors into consideration:
• Reviews in newspapers and journal
• Browsing in bookshops and other libraries
• Suggestions from students and staff
• Ensuring that differing reading tastes are catered for in the collection
• The collection caters for the various age groups that use the library
• Identifying gaps in the collection
• Syllabi and teaching guides for individual subject areas

Individual books are considered using the following criteria:
• Appearance – is it attractive?
• Are the illustrations clear and do they support the text?
• Is the level of difficulty appropriate to the age group that it caters for?
• Is the information accurate and up-to-date?
• Is the information easily located – index, table of contents, glossaries etc?

The above criteria for selection of fiction and non-fiction apply both to the new acquisitions, to the present library stock and to any donations made to the library. Donations to the library are very welcome on the clear understanding that they will be treated like any other library material and will be subject to the same selection criteria.
Donations from 6th Year students are particularly welcome as the students enter a new phase of life after school.
All donations are:
• integrated into the library collection
• sold and the proceeds used to buy new stock
• donated to charity or recycled.

Dublin City Libraries at our request are now donating excess fiction and non-fiction books to our library (since 2013). This is an indirect way of accdessing government budget funding and is a very welcome development.

Rules for Internet Use in the Library
Internet use in the school library is for school research purposes only.
• Students must ask a teacher for a note in their journals to allow them to use a computer, even at lunchtime, and explain the purpose of using it
• Students must sign in to the Computer Book at the library desk.
• Printing is permitted at 10 cents a page which pays for paper and ink.
• Users may not alter any settings on the computers.

Library Loan Policy
Standard Loans (14) days
Two books may be borrowed at one time for a two week period. Books may be renewed as long as no one else requires them. Books must be returned to be renewed.

DVDs
DVDs may be borrowed by paying a deposit of €3 euro. They must be returned before 08.40 the next morning and €2 is returned to the borrower.

Reference Material
Reference material can only be used in the library.

Staff
Members of staff may borrow items for a discretionary period agreed with the librarian.

Sanctions and Fines
• Overdue notices are sent out periodically to all the tutors who will remind each student to return her book(s) to the library.
• Unforeseen or unusual circumstances which may have prevented the student returning the book are always taken in to consideration.
• It is the librarian’s utmost mission to preserve the library’s collection. Please always return a book even if it is late.
• We rely on a policy of trust in keeping with the school ethos so we trust library users to bring books back. 

 

Remember never to take a book out of the library without going through the library computerised lending system at the desk.


• 10 cents for each weekday that a book is overdue will be charged.
• As a rule, students are asked to replace the cost of a lost book.
• Individual circumstances are always taken into consideration.
• Students may receive marks in their school journals for having overdue books, particularly if it is a repeated offence.

Library Rules
• Quiet and co-operative behaviour is expected at all times. Noisy/disruptive behaviour is unfair on students who wish to study or read.
• Check out ALL library materials at the desk otherwise they cannot be traced.
• Do not deface any books or furniture in the library.
• Some new games have now been provided in the library for lunchtime use. It is important to remain quiet playing these games out of consideration for other students who are reading or studying nearby.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the library.

Ms. Kealy, Librarian, Dominican College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Flag

 

Action Plan 2010/11

Aims

This year the main aim is to maintain our energy flag and to begin work on our third flag, water. Also we would like to continue with our other environmental commitments. The school initially had a post of responsibility linked to the environment but with the budget cut backs this position was lost. At the beginning of this year Ms. Sinead O'Reilly was appointed the Environment officer. In October 2010 Ms. O'Reilly went on maternity leave. The Eco Class in transition year, continued to do the work of the environment committee, these students have the job of creating a more environmentally aware school through continued class work and projects.


Objectives

To begin work on a rundown area of our school and to work with a n outside group called friends of the forest, who will help us to plant a bio diverse garden to help us to understand the importance of biodiversity, particularly when living in a city.

To hold a day of action in our school as the first step in getting our next green schools flag.

To begin a project which will continue on into next year that will promote water conservation in our wider community as well as in our school.




September 2009





Set up Eco Class and the Environment Committee.

Due to the changes in our system the eco class will be given on rotation. Group one will work on the biodiversity garden. They will be working with Ms. Roche and with the Friends of the Forrest group until the 30th of November.Three days a week the group will go out weed and plant and garden. The area we picked is behind the gym and is very run down. There is a container there used for storage for the school and it has been lit on fire a few times. We would like to the girls to clean it up and paint the sides of the container to improve our environment, this project will then be entered into the YEA competition.





Class 4.3

Ms. Roche

Ms. O'Reilly

Friends of the Forest

The students began work by clearing the area nearest the gym but we were told a few weeks into this work that, that area would be where the new gym extension would be going. We moved our planned bio diverse gardens over to the other side of the container.







October 2010

  • Continue to work on the Bio Diverse garden and get the container painted.
  • Order plants on line.


Class 4.3

Ms. Roche

Ms. O'Reilly

Friends of the Forest

The students painted the outside of the container.  They planned their own gardens and went on line to www.gardens4u.ie                                                         and ordered the flowers and trees that they wanted. Each group had €50 to spend.

November 2010

  • Plant and complete the Bio diverse garden.
  • Take photos and write up report for YEA and register for YEA.

Class 4.3

Ms. Roche

Friends of the Forest

The group planted the trees shrubs and bulbs that they had ordered.

They wrote up their projects.

The third environmental group took over the maintenance of these gardens in February.


December 2010

  • Set up new environmental group.
  • Explain our second objective; to hold a day of action.
  • Set about assigning different tasks to smaller committees with in the group.
  • Decide when our day of action is to be held. Register the group project for YEA
  • Conduct a survey of the students to measure how water conscious they are. Re do this survey in next year to measure how much difference our work has done

Class 4.4

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative




January 2011

Organise and promote all the different activities that will be held on Splash Day

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Battery Bake Sale
  • Water quiz with fish badge prize
  • Plot and display results of the survey

Class 4.4

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative




A lot of the hard work was completed in January. The students made the badges out of air drying fimo. This was a bad choice as they fell apart too easily.

February 2011

  • Hold Our day of action " Splash Day" on February 3rd 2011
  • Have projects ready for the YEA and post all projects.

Class 4.4

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative




Splash day was a great success. Every student in the school was allowed to attend, the cake sale was very popular and we collected three large boxes of batteries for recycling. The water song was also very popular. Both  projects were copied and posted.

March 2011

  • Set up third and final environmental group.
  • Introduce the final project title
  • Begin preparations for writing and filming cartoon.
  • Continue to maintain school garden and Bio diverse garden.

Class 4.5

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative



A story line was decided on for our cartoon and the students began writing out a script.

One day a week the students went out gardening

April 2011

  • Prepare for the Eco Den for the YEA competition
  • Begin Filming cartoon
  • Continue work on cartoon

Class 4.5

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative



We were successful at the eco den and both our projects were selected to go forward in the competition.

We began filming it was much slower than we had thought it would be and we began to realise that it would not be finished by the end of the year.

May 2011

  • Attend the YEA awards at Mansion House.
  • Continue work on cartoon

Class 4.5

Ms. Roche

BOM Mr. Curry

Parents Council Representative



The groups won Highly commended for their efforts in the YEA awards.

We did as much as we could on the cartoon and hope to continue it nest year.







Action Plan 2009/2010

Aims

This year the main aim is to achieve our energy flag and also to continue with our other environmental commitments.  The school initially had a post of responsibility linked to the environment but, with the budget cut backs, this position was lost.  The school then set up an Eco Studies class in transition year; these students have the job of creating a more environmentally aware school through continued class work and hands-on projects and campaigns.

Month
Action
Group
Outcome
Aug 2009
Application for DES Energy conservation grant submitted

Principal and BoM
Awaiting response
September 2009

Set up Eco Class and the Environment Committee.
Assign each group with a task that they will look after for the year.

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BoM Mr. Curry
Parent Representative

Begin Phone Recycling for Jack and Jill foundation.

Aisling Frier
Lorna Melleady
Aoife McLaughlin
Rebecca Dunne

To date the group has collected 300 phones.

Turn all the recycling bins into frogs

Heather O’Donoghue
Amy McQuaid
Laura White
Jennifer Gormley

Frog bins are now in place but do need maintenance.

Do a survey on who walks to school and present the results on eco day.

Lauren Dunne
Rebecca Kinsella
Katie Coffey
Eimear Duff

The survey was taken and the group is promoting walking to school so that they can conserve energy.

Conservation of energy in school group

Chloe Kidd
Nicola Moore
Rebecca Hanley
Orla Conroy Katie Pringle
Hazel Egan

This group have been putting up posters and highlighting the lights to conserve energy.

Carbon foot print
Group, calculate an average school footprint and try to reduce this figure over the year.

Aoife Courtney
Aoife Daly
Aideen Hughes
Kirsten Jenkinson
Laura Sewell

On Eco Day every student calculated their own carbon footprint count. Now they must redo the survey to prove they school has reduced its average carbon footprint number
Battery Recycling, promoting awareness of battery recycling in the school and in the community.

Olivia Snyed
Cayleen Tracy Fox
Saoirse Redmond
Jenny Boylan
Rachel O’Beirne

They had a speaker in from WEEE Ireland who spoke about the need to do electrical recycling; he provided the school with 2 bins for 2 weeks to recycle all our electrical waste. The group took on the project to promote battery recycling.
Growing a school garden

Sinéad Bergin
Sinéad Toal
Jessica Gunno
Katie O’Shea

The group needed money so that they could buy seeds. They decided to do a stand on eco day where they would sell bags of sweets with an environmental fact attached. They made €50.
Recycling Awareness
Calculating amounts of recycling each week

Rebecca Beggs
Heather Browne
Ciara O’Brien
Aoife Seery

Made a power point presentation on recycling, presented it on eco day. Began taking a record of recycling and bins in the school.
Energy awareness through games and fun

Rebecca McMullan
Caolan Lynch Carroll
Rebecca McKeon
Mary Brady
Hannah Rafferty
They made the game and got the whole school to play. Now they are making a more robust model
Recycling Game, to promote recycling in a memorable and fun way
Laura Booth
Aidene Browne
Caoimhe O’Connor
Paula Mahon
The group made a feed the animal game and each student got a chance to play the game during Eco Day.
Summer Works application for double glazed windows submitted
Principal and BoM
Awaiting word
October 2009
Eco Day

Hold an environmental awareness day that will inform students of our plans to achieve the green flag

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BoM Mr. Curry
Parent Representative

Eco Day was a great success; we had two power point presentations and a guest speaker from the Jack and Jill association. Every student in the school took part in Eco Day.
November 2009
Write up reports on Eco Day and publish the results on the internet.

Class 4.3 and 4.4
The groups wrote individual reports on Eco Day.

The students appeared in the Northside News paper, as a result of Eco Day.
Prepare for the second energy audit and ensure that we have our heat and light
monitors who will actively encourage students to turn off the lights and keep the doors closed in all class rooms and on the corridors

Prepare applications for the YEA

December 2009

Conduct second energy audit.

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BoM Mr. Curry
Parent Rep

Energy Audit deferred

Continue Recycling and start recording amounts of recycling produced, make a wall of shame and hopefully the numbers of students recycling will have improved as a result of our Eco Day.

Begin to dig the garden and loosen the soil.

Garden dug in February due to weather conditions
January 2010
Compile the results of the second energy audit, present them as bar charts and publish them around the school.

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BoM Mr. Curry
Parent Rep

Energy audit results deferred until March

Continue to dig and prepare the soil for growing vegetables in the school garden. Buy the potatoes and other vegetables and the leave the potatoes to chitt.

Prepare projects for YEA

Work continued on all YEA projects

February 2010

Continue with all or our initiatives and promote recycling in the school.

Ms. Roche, Ms. Quinn, Damien Delaney, Sinead Bergin, Sinead Toale, Jessica Gunno,

Plant potatoes, carrots, onions and year round lettuce

The group have dug and weeded the garden. They bought seeds using the money they made on Eco Day they planted the potatoes.

Have projects ready for the YEA and post all projects
Eco class and Ms. Roche
All projects copied and posted.
March 2010

Continue recycling and hold the Easter raffle for mobile phone recycling.
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM rep
Parent rep

Raffle underway

Continue to weed and care for the vegetable patch.

Work on YEA projects and have presentations ready for after Easter.

Carry out radiator audit
Volunteer comm.

Damien Delaney organized that a number of broken radiators were fixed.

Carry out tap audit.

Volunteer comm.

Damien Delaney fixed a number of leaking taps.

Use Seachtain na Gaeilge as an opportunity to promote environmental issues as Gaeilge.

1st Yr classes with their Irish teachers

Poster campaign as Gaeilge underway.

Green Flag lesson for every class in the school.

Ms. Grogan
(contributions from Ms. Roche and volunteer comm.)

Students showed considerable awareness before the lesson of many of the campaigns and projects.  Lesson provided a reminder about the Green Flag process and environmental issues.
Energy Audit
Whole School

Results were compiled and displayed on the environmental noticeboard and school website.

Radiator reflective foil for added insulation

Principal and BoM

Foil installation completed
***March 22nd ***

Green Flag renewal inspection

All staff and students

Pre-Easter Whole School Clean-up
All staff and students

April 2010

Promote more walking/ cycling to school summer season.

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Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
Ms. Grogan
BoM Mr. Curry
Parent Representative

Continue to weed the garden and water if necessary

Promote recycling batteries for the final term

May 2010
Present projects for the YEA

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
Ms. Grogan
BoM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative

Begin to harvest first potatoes and lettuce and spring onions.

Finish school year with big clean up and recycling drive.

Pre-Summer Whole School clean-up
All staff and students

Summer 2010

Insulate Attic and Walls

Install double glazed windows, if grant approved
Principal and BoM

Principal and BoM
(Summer Works)


The Environmental Audit

         Last term, the Environmental Committee began an Environmental Audit in our school. This is part of our work to obtain a new Green Schools Flag in the coming months. The Environmental Audit is a review of the use of energy in the school.
         Each class was appointed a heat monitor and a light monitor. Three times a day for a number of weeks, the light monitor filled out forms with regards how many bulbs were on, general weather report etc. The heat monitor also filled out forms three times a day. Every room in the school was given a thermometer and the heat monitor wrote down room temperature, whether or not doors and windows were open etc.
         The Environmental committee then typed up the information and created bar charts showing our results.This will give us a good basis for beginning our energy reducing process in the school.
         The Environmental Committee is already yielding good results and hopefully this work will get Dominicans closer to obtaining a new Green Schools Flag.

Energy Audit results 2009


Green flag

The School won the first green flag in 2007. That green flag was for recycling. Now we need to retain our green flag by reducing the amount of energy we use and also by recycling.

It is easy being green.

It’s just a matter of putting things in the right bin. With just a little combined effort our school will benefit a lot from this flag, as the County Council will collect our bins for free. This means the school can use the money for other things e.g. better facilities for sports or more technology for classrooms.To continue our campaign we need to have a day of action.

Eco Day Monday the 19th of October
Our day of Action is being held on October the 19th 2009, we are holding an Eco day in the main school hall. Our environmental committee are organising this day with the help of the whole school. Each class is going to go to the hall on the day, they are going to be presented with a power point presentation on the Green flag, the seven steps that are laid out in order to achieve it and what we as a school intend to do so that we may keep our green flag. After the presentation the students may go around the hall where the committee will have stalls set up promoting energy conservation, recycling and environmental awarness through games and fun activities. The students decided this because it would be a fun and interesting way to get involved and to learn more about the environment.


Maths Brain Teasers

Q1 Which of these contain the most triangles and how many?
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Q2 Which is the odd one out and why ?
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Environment Committee 2011/12

Environment Committee 2011/12
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Our Environment Committee is made up of our volunteer committee and our Eco classes. This Year's Eco Class is on rotation so all of our transition year students get an opportunity to be involved. Our volunteer committee will be looking after our long standing recycling projects like the Jack and Jill foundation mobile phone recycling and the WEEE Ireland battery and electrical recycling. Our Eco Classes for the first term are:
Class 4.3 -  Kellie Andrews, Michelle Bourke, Sophie Byrne-O’Driscoll, Hayley Cahill, Niamh Chambers, Carla Cottell, Jane Daly, Claire Delaney, Leanne Dunne, Claire Fallon, Shauna Higgins, Katie Judge, Karen Kane, Jane Keenan, Kate Leen, Aisling Monahan, Sally-Ann Murphy, Lorna O’Brien, Laura O’Neill, Ashley O’Sullivan, Naoise Redmond and Amy Rennie.
Class 4.4 - Caitriona Bregazzi, Iohanna Buga, Sadhbh Candon, Hannah Copeland, Karen Delaney, Orla Dempsey, Patrica Fonda, Aoife Gormley, Rachel Green, Chloe Griffin, Martha Hanely, Siobhan Hind, Eleanor Hulm, Rachel Jones, Caoimhe Lalor, Yasmine McCann, Eleanor Mc Guane, Ciara O’Rourke, Katie Turner, Rebecca Wynn-Walsh, Nicole Reid, Rebecca O’Reily and Michelle Diaz.
Our  volunteer committee (far right) is made up of:
Ellen Mc Kenna (3.3), Zoe Talbot (3.3), Clodagh Hunt-Sheridan (3.3), Caoimhe Laird Phelan (4.2), Zoe Campbell (5.4), Karen McCord (5.4), Niamh Staunton (2.2), Laoise Murtagh (2.2), Olivia Sneyd (6.3), Emily Lawlor (1.2) and Ciara Connolly (1.1).

Volunteer Committee 2010/11: Susan Clinton, Christie Toni, Caitriona Bergazzi,  Aine O’Donohoe.
4.3 Eco Class 2010/2011: Katie Bradshaw, Maeve Curran, Grace Daly, Rachel Dooley, Ava Dwyer, Emily Fahey, Caoimhe Fahy Turner, Chloe Farrell, Ciara Fitzroy, Aisling Flynn, Aoife Horan, Niamh Keogh, Maria lawlor, Lorna McDonnell, Sarah Monaghan, Brianna O’Brien, Jennifer Purdy, Chloe Richards, Niamh Ruane, Catherine Small, Aisling Smyth.
4.4 Eco Class 2010/2011: Rebecca Behan, Naimh Boylan, Mollie Bruton, Lauren Burke, Zoe Campbell, Ciara Dawson, Rachel Dunne, Hannah Finn, Leah Flynn, Orla Gartland, Roberta Guspari-McGurik, Lauren Gibson, Kiera Lynch, Karen McCord, Rebecca McManus, Alison O’Flaherty, Lisa Oliver, Juile Quirke, Laura Reck, Aisling Reid, Orla Scully, Michelle Grange.
Environment Committee 2009/2010
Laura Booth, Rebecca Beggs-Finnegan, Mary Brady, Sinéad Bergin, Aidene Browne, Jenny Boylan, Katie Coffey, Heather Browne, Orla Conroy, Aoife Courtney, Eimear Duff, Rebecca Dunne, Lauren Dunne, Aisling Freir, Hazel Egan, Jessica Gunnoo, Jennifer Gormely, Aideen Hughes, Rebecca Hanely, Kerstin Jenkinson, Chloe kidd, Aoife Mcloughlin, Rebecca Kinsella, Lorna Meleady, Caolan Lynch- Cartoll, Rachel O’Beirne, Paula Mahon, Ciara O’Brien, Rebecca McKeon, Katie O’Shea, Rebecca McMullan, Saoirse Redmond, Amy McQuaid, Aoife Seery, Nicola Moore, Laura Sewell, Caoimhe O’Connor, Olivia Sneyd, Heather O’Donoghue, Sinéad Toal, Katie Pringle, Cayeleen Tracey-Fox, Hannah Raffferty, Laura White and Melanie McCabe

These students are from class 4.3 and 4.4, they have an Eco class once a week, where they are asigned different tasks to do with the environment. Both groups will be submitting entries for the YEA, the Young Environmentalist Award.
The groups will also be responsible for the school garden and will be growing vegetables in the second term.

The above students meet every Tuesday at 1pm in Art Room 1.  They discusss environmental issues and come up with ways to promote environmental awareness in our school.  They also help to organise campaigns like our recylcing raffle which took place in December of 2008.
The Transition year students, as a group, have also undertaken to grow a vegetable garden in the school grounds as part of the Young Environmentalist competition.  This involves coming to school at 8o’clock in the morning to plant, dig and weed the garden.  We wish them the best of luck.

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Our volunteer committee:
Susan Clinton  4.1,
Maria Corrigan 4.1, 4.4, Caoimhe Shiel 4.2, Jessica Furey   4.1
Amy-kate Byrne 4.1, Christe Toney 1.4,
Roisin Corrigan 4.5, Aine O’Donoghue 1.4, Caitriona Bregazzi 1.4, Jennifer Doyle 4.1